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

Sumter County Overview

Sumter County, South Carolina was established in 1800 and as of the 2010 census, had a population of 107,456. Sumter is both the county seat and the largest community. It is the home of Shaw AFB, headquarters to the 9th Air Force, AFCENT, United States Army Central, with several other tenant units. It is one of largest bases in the USAF’s Air Combat Command. The county has a total area of 665 square miles of land, plus 17 square miles of water. It is drained by the Black River and its tributaries. Its western border is formed by the Wateree River. One of South Carolina’s most famous areas are the High Hills of Santee comprising the western part of the county. The county is one of five that borders Lake Marion, also known as South Carolina’s “Inland Sea.” Neighboring counties are: Lee to the north, Florence to the northeast, Clarendon to the south, Calhoun to the southwest, Richland to the west, and Kershaw to the northwest. The county was named for Thomas Sumter. He was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia; a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence, a planter, and a politician. Of the 15 zip codes in use by the county, the most populous is 29150.

Sumter County Clerk Information

James C. Campbell, Clerk of Court
215 N. Harvin St
Sumter, SC 29150
803-436-2227

Job Duties include:

  • Maintains records of criminal cases heard in General Sessions court. This includes sentence sheets, arrest warrants, indictments, and pleadings. This does not include a transcript of the court hearing. A $5.00 fee is charged for certified copies of sentence sheets, etc. See below for more details
  • Maintains records of cases heard in Court of Common Pleas, which is civil disputes between parties.
  • Schedules jury and non-jury rosters for Common Pleas.
  • Maintains records of all judgments for Common Pleas
  • Maintains and provides copies of all final divorce decrees, separation agreements, and proceedings. A $5.00 fee is charged for all certified copies of these documents. Requests must be made in writing or in person. No requests are done by telephone.
  • Collects fine payments for General Sessions fines. We accept cash or money orders. No personal checks are accepted for fine payments.
  • Selects potential Jurors from a jury pool for each term of court.
  • Notary applications for Notaries may be picked up at the clerk’s office in the judicial center on the 3rd floor.
  • Registration of Notaries. Please bring your long form commission with the gold seal and $5.00 registration fee.
  • Supervises Family Court services and activities.

    Sumter County Records

    James “Jimmy” Barfield, Assessor
    13 E Canal St
    Sumter, SC 29150
    803-436-2115

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

    Vicky McCarthy, Register of Deeds
    141 N Main St, Room 202
    Sumter, SC 29150
    803-436-2177

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

    Past due tax information:

    Carolina Richardson, Treasurer
    13 E Canal St
    Sumter, SC 29150
    803-436-2213

    Pay property taxes:

    Motor vehicle information: Not available.

    Online forms and fee schedules:

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    Sumter, SC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009106,035
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,451
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200978
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009316
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200966
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200986
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009589
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,661
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009731
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,251
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009469
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,578
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009150
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,283
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,668
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009180
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009839
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009110
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,307
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,561
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20097,283
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009262
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009192
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009361
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200959,402

    Sumter County Register of Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 141 N Main St, Sumter, SC 29150, United States
    Phone: 803-436-2177

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