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Horry County, SC Public Records

Horry County public records are books, maps, photographs, tapes, recordings, or other documents generated and retained by local government agencies regardless of physical characteristics. Public records are accessible to all record seekers in the county, provided there are no contravening legal restrictions. Vital records for one fall under the exemptions. These include births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. In Horry County, eligible requesters for these records include spouses, legal representatives, close relatives, and the person named on the record. These can be sourced from the vital records office. Typically certified copies are priced at $12, while additional copies go for $3. Property records are also accessible to all record seekers, provided there are no legal restrictions.

Courts in Horry County

Court Records in Horry County, South Carolina

Horry County court records are available to all members of the public, provided there are no contravening legal exemptions. The county is home to a circuit, family, and probate court. Interested parties may go to the courthouses where the cases of interest were heard to search for records. Alternatively, requesters may access criminal and family court records from the Clerk of the Court. Their offices are open to the public on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. The clerk also charges 50 cents a page for plain copies of the court records or $1 per page if certified. The other option is requesting records from the state-wide online portal. There are documents, though, which cannot be accessed by all record seekers, especially if they entail juvenile cases, child custody, or ongoing criminal investigations.

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1015 2nd Avenue S
North Myrtle Beach

Jails and Prisons in Horry County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Horry County, South Carolina

Horry County inmate records are available for all requesters following open records statutes. These are maintained by the county sheriff’s office. The County detention centers have platforms allowing interested parties to view inmates that have been booked. These allow people to view the inmate’s physical description, criminal charges, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. Inmates are also allowed visitors regularly, though these must be scheduled days in advance. Visitors must also adhere to facility rules, including arriving on time and wearing appropriate clothes. Well-wishers can deposit money to inmate accounts via the facility's front lobby kiosk. There are two jails and prisons serving a population of 365,579 residents. It is ranked 44th out of 46 in jails per capita.

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Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Horry County

Arrest Records in Horry County, South Carolina

Horry County arrest records are open to the public, provided there are no barring exemptions. These reports include the person’s physical details, charges, the arresting officer, and the context surrounding the arrest. They are generated and maintained by law enforcement agencies like the sheriff’s office or local police departments. It should be noted, though, that arrest records do not confirm criminal involvement. Alternatively, eligible requesters can search for criminal background checks via the state SLED system. The platform charges $26 for each background check on CATCH platform, though the fee for charities is $8. Other organizations doing background checks on their employees do not incur charges. Horry County has 11 police departments, and the crime rate is 35.63 per 1,000 residents.

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Popular Cities in Horry

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