Birth Certificates

How to obtain your baby's birth certificate.

While in the hospital, you will be given a birth certificate packet. You will need to complete this information before you leave the hospital and return it to your birth certificate clerk.

Palmetto Health hospitals do not issue birth certificates. You may obtain the birth certificate application online at the SCDHEC Vital Records Birth Certificate page or use the application provided in your birth certificate packet .

To obtain a copy of your baby’s birth certificate, you will need to send a $12 fee for the first copy and $3 for any additional copies requested at the same time to the State Vital Records Office.

Send requests to:

State Vital Records Office
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201-1708

If you have questions, please contact the State Vital Records Office at 803-898-3630.

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