Register of Deeds Home

Welcome to the Beaufort County
Register of Deeds Office

*FOR HELPFUL HINTS ON E-RECORDING, CLICK ON THE E-RECORDING INFO LINK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE*

Mr. Dale L.Butts

PO Drawer 1197

Room 205

Hours of Operation:

Register of Deeds

100 Ribaut Rd.

Beaufort, SC 29901

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F

 Phone (843) 255-2555

   Fax (843) 255-9439

HELPFUL LINKS:

SC Uniform Real Property Recording Act

SC Legislature Online

SC Association of Counties

SC Department of Revenue

NOTICE

Persons knowingly presenting documents in connection with a sham legal process may be subject to criminal prosecution, not only under the Federal Mail Fraud Statute, but also under SC Sham Legal Documents Statute (Sect. 16-17-735), and such action may amount to obstruction of justice if they purport to prevent a South Carolina Court from exercising its jurisdiction.

Sect. 16-17-735(D): It is unlawful for a person falsely to assert authority of law, in an attempt to intimidate or hinder a state or local official or employee or law enforcement officer in the discharge of official duties, by means of threats, harassment, physical abuse, or use of a sham legal process. A person violating this subsection is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than one year and not more than three years, or both.

 

HELP US FIGHT IDENTITY THEFT!

IF YOU SEE A SOCIAL SECURITY OR ACCOUNT NUMBER ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT US

 ‘A person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may not include a social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or PIN code, or passwords in the document, unless expressly required by law. An individual has a right to request a register of deeds or clerk of court to remove from an image or copy of an official record placed on a publicly available Internet web site used by a register of deeds or clerk of court to display public records, any social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or PIN, or passwords contained in an official record.  The request must be in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission or in person, to the register of deeds or clerk of court. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, debit card number, or PIN code, or passwords to be redacted. There is no fee for the redaction pursuant to request.’

SC Section 30-2-330

INFORMATION/DOCUMENT SEARCHES

Staff assistance not performed over phone.
Come in or check Web site is fastest access.

Fax or email to Attn: Mary Lamie, Research Request @ maryl@bcgov.net Fax:843-255-9439

Fees: Search Fee is $5.00 per half hr. ($5 minimum) + $.50/pg. for copies + direct cost of postage/FAX
Certified Copies: $1.00 Email Copies: $5.00 Search Fee per half hr. ($5 minimum) + $1.75 fee for emailing + .50 for attachments.

Shirley Smith, Chief ROD Clerk shirleys@bcgov.net

Mary Lamie, Research Clerk maryl@bcgov.net