Public Records Requests

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All public records requests intended for the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office must be submitted in accordance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act or via subpoena.

All public records requests intended for the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office must be made in person or via US Mail to the below address. 

Requests submitted online, via email and/or fax will not be accepted. 

Dorchester County Coroner
Records Division
212 Deming Way
Summerville, SC 29483


Fee Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, the requester/requesting organization is responsible for all costs related to the fulfillment of records requests.

 Reports and/or Records  Fee

Copies (all items not listed below)

$0.50*

Autopsy Report

$150

Coroner's Report

$20

Cremation Certificate (age 18 and over)

$25

Cremation Certificate (age 17 and under)

No Fee

Toxicology Report

$50

Picture(s) on a Computer Disc

$50

Entire File

$250

* fee is per page


Under Section 30-4-30(C) of South Carolina Law:

Allow a minimum of ten (10) business days excluding weekends and observed holidays for a response to a request for records that are two years old, or less. 

Allow a minimum of twenty (20) business days excluding weekends and observed holidays for a response to a request for records that are more than two years old.