South Carolina Probate and Estate Settlement
Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records
Event: Birth or death
Cost of copy: $12.00
Office of Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Remarks: State office has records since January 1915. City of Charleston births from 1877 and deaths from 1821 are on file at Charleston County Health Department. Ledger entries of Florence City births and deaths from 1895 to 1914 are on file at Florence County Health Department. Ledger entries of Newberry City births and deaths from the late 1800's are on file at Newberry County Health Department. These are the only early records obtainable. Additional copies of the same birth records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00.
Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (803) 898-3630.
Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://www.scdhec.net/vr.
Anyone requesting a vital record must submit a photocopy of their valid picture identification.