Instant Access to South Carolina State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

South Carolina Public Records

The South Carolina State Records mission is to provide to every person the right to obtain, preview, detect and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of South Carolina are provided access in accordance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, whichfinds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access South Carolina state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know.” Intention and personal information remain immaterial, unless any of the requests are violating The South Carolina Family Privacy Protection Act or the law has expressively stated otherwise.

South Carolina State Records houses the information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Check, including information in the number of over 45 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. South Carolina public records have been collected from as far back as the year of 1671 and includes information collected from all the 46 counties, thereby ensuring South Carolina abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.