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Mail requests: Money order or cashier's check made payable to S.C. DHEC
Onsite customer service:
- Money order or cashier's check made payable to S.C. DHEC
- Credit and debit cards
- Cash (no bills larger than $50)
Records Search - $12 per record requested
We can search for birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. If we can locate the record you request, the search fee will pay for 1 certified copy. However, even when a record cannot be located, the search fee is nonrefundable.
Additional Copies - $3 per copy
This is the fee you will be charged for additional copies of the same type of record involving the same person when ordered at the same time you make the original request.
Special Filing Fee -$15 per record
We charge this special filing fee when a certificate is amended due to:
- Correction affidavit
- Paternity acknowledgment
- Parentage affidavit
- Court order, and
- For the establishment of delayed registrations.
DHEC is authorized by S.C. state statute to charge for the search of vital records and for other services, including the issuance of certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
For more information, contact Constituent Services.