The Register of Deeds exists as a separate governmental office in 22 counties in South Carolina:
Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Greenville, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Sumter. Please note that Chesterfield County has the statutory authority (Section 30-5-10, SC Code) to appoint a register of deeds; however, at this time, the clerk of court serves in this capacity.
Register of Deeds contact information can be obtained by clicking on these counties in the map.
In the remaining 24 counties (including Chesterfield), the functions are performed by the elected Clerk of Court.