Lancaster County Libraries
Open Daily - Call for Hours
Lancaster County Courts
Clerk of Court
Maintains all criminal and civil court records, evidence; records judgements and Lis Pendens;
receives fine and restitution payments.
Maintains Family and Juvenile Court records, including divorces, child support and adoptions;
receives/disburses child support payments.
Has jurisdiction over all subject matter related to estates of decedents, trusts (inter-vivos or
testamentary), issuane of marriage licenses, involuntary commitment of individuals suffering from
mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction or active TB, and wrongful death
or action under the survival statute.
Other Lancaster County Addresses
South Carolina Department of Archives & History
8301 Parklane Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29223
They currently have some vital records, church records, court records, colonial petitions and
correspondence, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records, probate records, maps,
federal census records from 1790-1910, and local histories.
Office of Vital Records and Public Health Statistics
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
They currently have birth and death records since January 1915, marriage records since July 1950, and
divorce records since July 1962. Call (803) 898-3630 for costs.
For marriages occurring between July 1911 and June 1950, contact the Probate Court in the county where
the license was issued. For divorce records occurring between April 1949 and June 1962, contact the
County Clerk in the county where the petition was filed.
South Carolina Historical Society
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
fax: (843) 723-8584
Research library hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturdays 9am - 2pm; closed some Saturdays
Call (843) 723-3225 to confirm hours.