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South Carolina Vital Records Background Checks
Copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce documents are available from South Carolina Vital Records Services with a completed application form, valid photo ID and the required fee. Each vital record copy, which may be used for South Carolina background checks, is $12 with additional copies of the same certificate ordered at the same time for $3. If the document isn’t found, the search fee still applies.
The valid photo ID that must accompany South Carolina vital records requests may be government, school or employee issued identification. To request a birth certificate from Vital Records Services, the full name of the father and maiden name of the mother should be included on the application form. The date and county of birth should also be added. When conducting South Carolina background checks, it’s important to note that that long form birth certificates are used by Vital Records Services.