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

Richland County Overview

Established in 1785, Richland County in South Carolina is the second most populous county in the state with a population of 409,549 as of the 2016 census estimates. As of 2010 the center of population of South Carolina was in Richland County, in the city of Columbia, which is also the county seat. Richland County was probably named for its “rich land.” General William T. Sherman captured Columbia during the Civil War, and his troops burned the town and parts of the county on February 17, 1865. The U. S. Army returned on more friendly terms in 1917, when Fort Jackson was established, which is now the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army. The South Carolina State House is in downtown Columbia. The county is home to several rivers and has a total of 15 square miles of water, and 757 square miles of land. Two nationally protected area are within the county lines, Congaree National Park and Fort Jackson. In the center of the state, bordering counties are: Kershaw to the northeast, Fairfield to the north, Sumter to the east, Lexington to the west, Calhoun to the south, and Newberry to the northwest. Richland County is one of few counties across the country used as filming location for the A&E reality documentary series Live PD, in collaboration with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. A total of 26 zip codes are utilized by the county, the most populous is 29223.

Richland County Clerk Information

Jeanette McBride
Richland County Clerk of Court
Richland County Judicial Center
1701 Main Street, Room 205 (29201)
Post Office Box 2766
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

Richland County Records

Elizabeth M “Liz” McDonald, Assessor

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

Register of Deeds
Richland County Judicial Center
1701 Main Street, Room 101
Columbia, SC 29201

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

Past due tax information:

David Adams, Treasurer
2020 Hampton Street
Post Office Box 11947
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 576-2250

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information: Not available.

Online forms and fee schedules:



Richland County Register of Deeds Office

Address: 1701 Main Street Room 101 Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-576-1910

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