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Chester County, SC Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 580
Chester, SC 29706 www.chestercounty.org/government/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 803-385-2605
F: 855-935-3708
Couriers: 140 Main St
Chester, SC 29706
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Juvenile, Eviction
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed or expunged records released
The family Court is located at 126 Wylie St in Chester. Phone is 803-377-7156.
Magistrate Court - Lewisville / Baton Rouge
2740 Dawson Dr
Chester, SC 29706 www.chesterscsheriff.com/Magistra...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 803-581-5136
F: 855-946-0441
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance
Online records (http://www.sccourts.org/caseSearch/ and then click on Chester) may be missing cases or sentence details.
Magistrate Court - Rossville
324 Dearborn St
Great Falls Police Dept
Great Falls, SC 29055 www.chestercounty.org/government/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 803-482-2132
F: 803-482-6862
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor
The actual courtroom is located at 1 Argonne St.in Great Falls. Online records (http://www.sccourts.org/caseSearch/ and then click on Chester) may be missing cases or sentence details. The
Probate Court
PO Drawer 580
Chester, SC 29706 www.chestercounty.org/government/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 803-385-2604
F: 803-932-9283
Couriers: 1476 J A Cochran Bypass
Chester, SC 29706
Jurisdiction: Probate, Marriage, Guardianship
Estate records go back to late 1780s. The clerk also handles guardianship, conservatorship, and marriage records.

Chester County, SC Vital Records

Contact the Chester County Office of the Clerk of Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Chester County
Clerk of Court
140 Main St
Chester, SC 29706 www.chestercounty.org/government/...
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 803-385-2605
Fax: 855-946-0424

Chester County Vital Certificates

Chester County Vital Certificates

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Chester County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 580.52 sq mi
Population (2009): 32,410
  • Females: 52.0%
  • White: 60.5%
  • Black/African American: 37.9%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 59.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,662
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 67.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 9.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.62
Housing Units (2000): 14,374
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.4%
Migration Flow to Chester County, SC from (2007-2008):

Chester County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $525,009
  • Construction: $51,329
  • Retail Trade: $23,453
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $8,941
  • Retail Trade: $23,453
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $10,013
  • Manufacturing: $202,770
  • Farms: $6,111
  • Government: $84,543
Employed (2000): 14,771
Unemployed (2000): 1,082
Unemployment Rate (2009): 20.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $26,488
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,462
Local Government Revenue (2007): $109,174 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $65,668 (thou. dol.)

Chester County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 466
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.3
Deaths (2007): 311
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.7

Chester County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 360
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 72
  • Aggravated Assault: 270
Property Crimes (2008): 1,519
  • Burglary: 485
  • Larceny-Theft: 945
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 89

Chester County Genealogy Records