Lookup Public Records in Dorchester CountySouth Carolina. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Dorchester County Overview

Dorchester County, South Carolina is named for its first settlement area, which was established by Congregationalists in 1696. These settlers applied the name “Dorchester” after their last residence in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dorchester was not established as a separate county until 1897. The population in the county, as of the 2010 census was 135,555. The county seat is St. George; however, the largest community is North Charleston. The county, which has a total of 576 square miles, most of which is land, is adjacent to: Bamberg County to the west, Berkeley County to the east, Charleston County to the southeast, Colleton County to the southwest, and Orangeburg County to the northwest. Fifteen zip codes are utilized by the county, the most populous is 29485.

Dorchester County Clerk Information

Cheryl Graham, Clerk of Court
5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, SC 29477
(843) 563-0160

The Clerk of Court provides administrative support for the First Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. This includes General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family and Juvenile Court. In General Sessions, the Clerk of Court is responsible for accepting and maintaining all warrants and posting bonds. In Common Pleas, the Clerk of Court is responsible for maintaining all paperwork in the civil cases, scheduling jury and non-jury trials as well as scheduling all motions that need to be heard. In Family Court, the Clerk of Court maintains all records regarding anything involving domestic and family relationships in nature. The Clerk of Court is required to schedule hearings, process and disburse child support payments as well as determine and schedule hearings for past due child support payments. In Juvenile Court, the Clerk of Court office is responsible for maintaining all paperwork as well as scheduling all hearings for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dorchester County Records

Wayne Welch, Assessor
201 Johnston St.
St. George, SC 29477

Summerville Office:
500 N. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

Sidney B. Jones, III, Delinquent Tax Collector
201 Johnston Street
St. George, SC 29477
(843) 832-0110

Past due tax information:

Cindy Chitty, Dorchester County Treasurer
201 Johnston Street
St. George, SC 29477
cchitty@dorchestercounty.net

Summerville Office
500 North Main Street
Human Services Building
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 832-0165

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information:

Online forms and fee schedules:

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Dorchester, SC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009134,944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200916,865
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009524
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009358
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,440
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200913,426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,286
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,496
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009741
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200916,504
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009734
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200913,653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,647
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009765
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,193
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009473
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009494
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,001
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009745
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009366
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009111
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009408
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200945,339

Dorchester Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 201 Johnston St, St George, SC 29477, United States
Phone: 843-563-0181

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