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Where to Look for SC, Beaufort County Arrest records

Beaufort County arrest records are paramount when checking a person’s criminal background since they reveal his or her incarceration history. It is also highly recommended to gain access to the county’s warrants and court records to be able to determine if a person has any unresolved issues with the law.

The county maintains an online inmate inquiry system where you can locate current detainees based on booking date or name. You can also find links to databases that present people who have been taken into custody in the last 72 hours, 15 days or 90 days. The information revealed by these databases includes a description of offenses the detainee was charged with, booking date, warrant number and arresting agency.

You might be interested in expanding your inquiry beyond the county level. We recommended utilizing the computerized data bank of the SCDC for an overall South Carolina offender search. It will allow you to view names of people incarcerated in prisons throughout the state.

Similar to other SC counties, Beaufort County warrants are processed and kept by the Sheriff Department. Unfortunately, they do not operate a search tool on the Internet. So to inquire about the county’s wanted persons, pay them a visit at 2001 Duke St, Beaufort, SC 29902 (Phone: 843-255-3200).

How to conduct a criminal record check?

There are 4 recommended sources you should use to trace a person’s criminal history:

  • The sheriff’s Criminal Records Section can provide you with background reports and arrest records, which you can obtain by visiting them in person. They are located at the sheriff office (see address above). They also have an office at 58 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928.

Alternatively, you can fill in a FOIA request form and send it to them via e-mail: foia@bcgov.net. Take into account that their service costs 1 dollar for the first page of the report and 0.25 dollar for each additional page.

  • To get copies of Beaufort County court records, go to the website of South Carolina Judicial Department. Once you get there, choose the county you want and you will be directed to a case search tool that will enable you to find civil and criminal court dockets relevant to that county.
  • The State’s Law Enforcement Division enables you to conduct an online background check. It is also possible to send them a request via mail (PO Box 21398 Columbia SC  29221). For more details go here.

Their service is not cheap. You will be asked to pay 25 dollars per search. Moreover, you must have the subject’s name, date of birth, and social security number.