Charleston County Vital Records (South Carolina)

Charleston County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Charleston County, SC. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Charleston County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Charleston County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Charleston County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Charleston County Clerk Charleston SC 100 Broad Street 29401 843-958-5000

Isle Of Palms Clerk Isle of Palms SC 1207 Palm Boulevard 29451 843-886-8946


Charleston County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Charleston County, SC. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Charleston County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Charleston County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Charleston Public Health Department Charleston SC 3 Charleston Center Drive 29401 843-579-4500

John Island Health Department Johns Island SC 3574 Maybank Highway 29455 843-559-2855

Mount Pleasant Health Department Mount Pleasant SC 1189 Iron Bridge Drive 29466 843-856-1210

South Carolina State Health Department North Charleston SC 2070 Northbrook Boulevard, Ste A20 29406 843-953-4300

South Carolina State Health Department Charleston SC 2100 Charlie Hall Boulevard 29414 843-414-2350


Charleston County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Charleston County, SC. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Charleston County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Charleston County Medical Examiner & Coroner North Charleston SC 4050 Bridge View Drive 29405 843-746-4030

Charleston County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Charleston County, SC. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Charleston County vital records. You can find Charleston County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Charleston City Hall Charleston SC 80 Broad Street 29401 843-577-6970

Folly Beach City Hall Folly Beach SC 21 Center Street 29439 843-588-2447

Hollywood Town Hall Hollywood SC 6316 South Carolina 162 29449 843-889-3222

Isle of Palms City Hall Isle of Palms SC 1207 Palm Boulevard 29451 843-886-6428

James Island Town Hall Charleston SC 1238 Camp Road 29412 843-795-4141

Kiawah Island Town Hall Kiawah Island SC 21 Beachwalker Drive 29455 843-768-9166

Mcclellanville Town Hall McClellanville SC 405 Pinckney Street 29458 843-887-3712

Meggett Town Hall Meggett SC 4776 South Carolina 165 29449 843-889-3622

Mount Pleasant Town Hall Mount Pleasant SC 100 Ann Edwards Lane 29464 843-884-5184

North Charleston City Hall North Charleston SC 2500 City Hall Lane 29406 843-554-5700

Ravenel Town Hall Ravenel SC 5962 South Carolina 165, Ste 100 29470 843-889-8732

Sullivan's Island Town Hall Sullivan's Island SC 2050 Middle Street, # B 29482 843-883-3198