Re: How to Purchase Death Index - Srpound
Subject: Re: How to Purchase Death Index
From: Srpound
Date: April 26, 2000

Hey List, I have before me (fro Oct. 1999) an Application for Certified Copy 
of a Death Record, Division of vital Records, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 
29290-1708.
Information
1. Only deaths recorded after January 1, 1915, are on file.
2. SC Law requires an $12 fee for the search of a death record. If located, a 
certified copy will be issued to those entitled. Verification of the date and 
place of death will be provided if the applicant is not entitled to a copy of 
the record. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are 
$3.00 each. If not located, search fee is not refundable.
3. SC Law (Section 44-63-84) provides that "Copies of death certificates may 
be issued to members of the deceased's family or their respective legal 
representatives. Others who demonstrate a direct and tangible interest may be 
issued copies when information is needed for the determination of a personal 
or property right..."
4. WARNING: FALSE APPLICATION FOR A DEATH CERTIFICATE IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW. 
(Section 44-63-161), SC Code of Laws, 1976, Amended.)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Complete all of the information sections required on this form. PLEASE 
PRINT.
2. Application must be signed by the applicant. Relationship to the deceased 
must be stated. If applicant is not a family member or is not the legal 
representative of a family member, the applicant's interest in the record 
must be stated to determine entitlement to the record. Proof of entitlement 
may be required by the registrar.
3. Send completed application and appropriate fee to the address at the top 
of this form. Check and money orders should be make payable to SC DHEC.

I hope this will help somebody. Sandra 



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