Frequently Asked Questions

Does the state bury people?

A: Currently South Carolina does not provide money for burial except through the Victim-Witness Assistance Program.

What are the minimum standards required for one to be elected Coroner?

A: To qualify as a candidate for Coroner, an individual must 1) be a citizen of the United States; 2) for at least one year, be a resident of the country in which he or she seeks the office; 3) be a registered voter; 4) attain the age of 21 before the date of qualifying for office; 5) have earned a high school or equivalent diploma; and 6) not have been convicted of a felony offense or any offense involving immoral behavior.

How does the Coroner's office know when to respond?

A: A law enforcement agency, medical facility or hospice agency notifies the Coroner's Office of a death that requires investigation.