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South Carolina Background Checks







Background Check Resources in the State of South Carolina

Background checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of South Carolina, public documents are available for anyone who wants to get through appropriate channels official state agency. Background checks are essential to the ability of parties to enter into various legally binding and as such are always a great idea. Background checks typically require written permission before performing the investigation. Occasionally, you may obtain reports without permission, but the findings can lack in-depth details.

If the background check negatively affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must furnish a copy of the report and an overview of consumer rights set up by the FCRA, and allow the consumer fair time to challenge the report. Due to the increased threat of identity theft, some states (eg California), now can require the employer to provide a copy of background check to the consumer, regardless of its content.Call the numbers below (or visit the websites listed) to know how to access the specific background information you are seeking. Public information may be accessed online or by phone, mail or in person.

It is always better to call before you send written questions to obtain accurate information addressing / ordering.

South Carolina Cities

South Carolina Background Check Contact Information

South Carolina State Website:
http://www.sc.gov/

Attorney General
http://www.scattorneygeneral.com/

Archives
http://scdah.sc.gov/

Legislation Records
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/

Criminal Records
Records Check Department
c/o SLED
PO Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29211-1398
http://www.sled.state.sc.us/sled/default.asp?Category=CATCH_SSN&Service=crc

Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Public Safety
PO Box 1993
Blythewood, SC 29016
http://www.scdps.org/

Vital Statistics (marriage/divorce/birth/death)
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Vital Records
2600 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(877) 284-1008
http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/index.htm

Workers Compensation
Workers Compensation Commission
PO Box 1715
1612 Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29202-1715
(803) 737-5700
http://www.wcc.sc.gov/

Business/Corporate Records
UCC/Tax Liens
Secretary of State
Post Office Box 11350
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-2158
http://www.scsos.com/Business_Filings

Civil Records
South Carolina Court of Appeals
Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 11629
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-1890
http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/appeals/clerk.cfm

Civil and Criminal Information by County:

Aiken
828 Richland Avenue West
Aiken SC 29801
(803) 642-2012

Barnwell
57 Wall Street
County Administration Building
Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 541-1000

Cherokee
210 N. Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 487-2560

Darlington
1 Public Square, Room 210
Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-4100

Edgefield
124 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824
(803) 637-4000

Florence
180 North Irby Street
Florence, SC 29501
(843) 665-3035

Greenville
Law Enforcement Center
4 McGee Street, Ste 119
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-5257

Horry
Office of Records Management
PO Box 2195
Conway, SC 29528-2195
(843) 915-5420

Jasper
PO Box 1149
651 Grays Highway
Ridgeland, SC 29936
(843) 726-7703

Kershaw
515 Walnut St.
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 425-1500

Laurens
3 Catherine St.
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-1882

Marlboro
PO Box 419 - 205 E Market St.
Bennettsville, SC 29512
(843) 479-5600

Newberry
1309 College Street
PO Box 156
Newberry, SC 29108
(803) 321-2100

Orangeburg
979 Middleton St. SE
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 533-6000

Pickens
222 McDaniel Ave
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5844

Richland
2020 Hampton Street, Rm 4058
P O Box 192
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 576-2050

Saluda
400 West Highland
Saluda, SC 29138
(864) 445-4500

Union
210 West Main Street
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-1600

Williamsburg
147 West Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
(843) 355-9321

York
2 South Congress St
York, SC 29745
(803) 684-8526

South Carolina Criminal Records

Below are South Carolina's Offenses Known to Law Enforcement as reported by the FBI in the year 2010

  • Total All Classes: 0
  • Violent Crime: 0
  • Property Crime: 0
  • Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible Rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Other Assaults: 0
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting: 0
  • Fraud: 0
  • Embezzlement: 0
  • Stolen Property Buying Receiving Possessing: 0
  • Vandalism: 0
  • Weapons Carrying Possessing etc: 0
  • Prostitution and Commercialized Vice: 0
  • Sex Offenses Except Forcible Rape and Prostitution: 0
  • Drug Abuse Violations: 0
  • Gambling: 0
  • Offenses Against the Family and Children: 0
  • Driving Under the Influence: 0
  • Liquor Laws: 0
  • Drunkenness: 0
  • Disorderly Conduct: 0
  • Vagrancy: 0
  • All Other Offenses Except Traffic: 0
  • Suspicion: 0
  • Curfew and Loitering Law Violations: 0
  • Number of Agencies:
  • Estimated Population: