Records Requests

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All Public Records Requests intended for the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (including the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center and the Dorchester County Detention Center) must be submitted in person, via US Mail to the below address, or via email to Lieutenant Richard Carson. Requests submitted online or by fax will not be accepted. 

Lieutenant Richard Carson - Records Request 
C/O Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
212 Deming Way
Summerville, SC 29483

If applicable, the requester/requesting organization will be responsible for all costs related to the fulfillment of records requests.


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.