Charleston County Birth Records

Search for Charleston County SC birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Charleston County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Charleston County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A South Carolina birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a SC driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Charleston County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

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 Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Charleston County South Carolina, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Charleston County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in South Carolina, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Archdale Medical Center North Charleston SC 5300 Archdale Blvd Ste C 29418 843-552-3809

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Charleston SC 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive 29414 843-402-1000

Charleston Memorial Hospital Charleston SC 326 Calhoun Street 29401 843-577-0600

East Cooper Medical Center Mount Pleasant SC 2000 Hospital Drive 29464 843-881-0100

Kindred Hospital - Charleston Mount Pleasant SC 1200 Hospital Drive 29464 843-375-4106

MUSC Children's Hospital Charleston SC 169 Ashley Avenue 29425 843-792-2300

MUSC Medical Center Charleston SC 169 Ashley Avenue 29425 843-792-2300

Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health North Charleston SC 2777 Speissegger Drive 29405 843-747-5830

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Charleston SC 109 Bee Street 29401 843-789-7654

Roper Hospital Charleston SC 316 Calhoun Street 29401 843-724-2000

Roper Hospital Diagnostics & ER - Northwoods North Charleston SC 2233 Northwoods Boulevard 29406 843-824-8733

Roper Saint Francis Health Care Charleston SC 1611 Savannah Highway 29407 843-766-1632

Roper St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital Charleston SC 316 Calhoun Street 29401 843-724-2800

Trident Health System North Charleston SC 9330 Medical Plaza Drive 29406 843-824-3225

Trident Medical Center Charleston SC 9330 Medical Plaza Drive 29406 843-797-7000


Charleston County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Charleston County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Charleston County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Charleston County South Carolina. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Charleston County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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


Charleston County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Charleston County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Charleston County South Carolina. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth 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


The Charleston County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the South Carolina, Charleston County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Charleston County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Charleston County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a South Carolina State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Charleston County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

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

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

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