Charleston County Records

Search for Charleston County SC county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of county records. These include vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research. They may also keep documents related to property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Clerk Office is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

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


Auditor Offices are responsible for providing oversight for government agencies. As part of this job, Auditors evaluate the performance of government agencies and their compliance with laws, rules, and regulations, and they also investigate corruption and fraudulent activities. Auditor Offices maintain a number of records related to their function, including audit reports, government evaluation reports, corruption reports, and fraud investigations. They often produce annual or semi-annual reports on a number of agencies within the county government. Auditor Offices typically make county records available on their website.

Charleston Auditor Charleston SC 288 Meeting Street 29401 843-579-7678

Charleston County Auditor Charleston SC 101 Meeting Street 29401 843-958-4220

Charleston County Auditor North Charleston SC 4045 Bridge View Drive 29405 843-202-6691


Town and City Halls are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

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 29470 843-889-8732

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


Assessor Offices determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by residents. Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Charleston County Assessor Charleston SC 101 Meeting Street 29401 843-958-4100


Recorders of Deeds keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and property tax records. The Recorder of Deeds has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Charleston County Recorder of Deeds Charleston SC PO Box 726 29402 843-958-4800

Hampton County Recorder of Deeds Charleston SC 1 Court House Square 29401 803-914-2250


Archives preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing genealogical research. Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain county records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Charleston County Records Archive North Charleston SC 4045 Bridge View Drive 29405 843-745-2231

Charleston County Records Archive North Charleston SC 3879 Leeds Avenue 29405 843-745-2231

Charleston Diocesan Archive Charleston SC 114 Broad Street 29401 843-724-8372

Charleston Records Archive Charleston SC 1903 Savannah Highway 29407 843-724-7301

North Charleston Criminal Records Archive North Charleston SC 3505 Pinehaven Drive 29405 843-554-2463

North Charleston Records Archive North Charleston SC 2500 City Hall Lane 29406

North Charleston Vital Records Archive North Charleston SC 4050 Bridge View Drive 29405 843-953-0038


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices maintain a number of property-related county records, including property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Charleston County Tax Collector's Office North Charleston SC 4045 Bridge View Drive 29405 843-202-6570


Historical Societies are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their county records.

Charleston Historical Society Charleston SC 100 Meeting Street 29401 843-723-3225

EDistricto Island Historical Society Edisto SC 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road 29438 843-869-1954