York County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) provides crime statistics for all counties in the state. Its latest annual crime reports show that York County recorded 985 violent crimes and 6,628 property crimes in 2017. These figures reveal that violent crime (13%) and property crime (12.8%) rates went up in 2017 compared to 2013. A detailed look at reported crimes for 2017 shows there were 10 murders, 104 sexual assaults, 171 robberies, and 700 aggravated assaults in the county. In the same year, the county recorded 1,042 burglaries, 5,207 larcenies, and 379 motor vehicle thefts.

Between 2013 and 2017, burglary rate (10%) declined in York County while murder rate remained flat. The five-year crime trend for the county also indicates that sexual assault (4%), robbery (36.8%), aggravated assault (9.9%), larceny (17.1%), and motor vehicle theft (38.3%) rates increased.

Criminal Records

The SLED maintains criminal history records for York County and the rest of the state. It provides these records by mail and online and charges a non-refundable fee of $25 for each request. To view criminal history records online, visit the SLED Citizens Access to Criminal Histories (CATCH) portal. The requester can print the criminal history records from search results. The Sled charges an additional $1 as a convenience fee for online access and accepts credit/debit card for payment.

To submit a mail request for criminal history record, send a completed Criminal Records Check Form, a check (no personal check) or money order for the fee, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

SLED Records Department
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia SC 29221-1398

The SLED only provides name-based criminal history reports for the general public. It only provides fingerprint-based criminal history reports when ordered by state and federal statutes.

The York County Sheriff's Office provides incident reports for most cities, boroughs, and towns in the county. To obtain a copy of an incident report, visit the nearest Sheriff's Office locations in York, Clover, Rock Hill, and Fort Mill. The addresses of these locations are:

Moss Justice Center
1675-2A York Highway
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-3059
Fax: (803) 628-3075

Sloan Center
1474 Highway 55 E
Suite 200
Clover, SC 29710
Phone: (803) 222-8981
Fax: (803) 222-8982

515 S Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 909-7515
Fax: (803) 909-7520

Fort Mill Public Library Building
1826 Second Baxter Crossing
2nd Floor
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 396-8426
Fax: (803) 396-8428

The York County Sheriff's Office charges 25 cents per copy for paper reports and $10 per CD for electronic records. Accident reports for the county are provided by the South Carolina Highway Patrol through its office at:

454 South Anderson Road
Suite 400
Rock Hill, SC 29730

The SLED maintains the records of registered sex offenders living in York County and the rest of the state in the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry (SORT). Residents of York County can access and search this database to find registered sex offenders living in the neighborhoods. To locate a registered sex offender living or working in York County, search the registry by a name or street address.

Jail Information

The York County Detention Center is the primary jail in the county. This 565-bed facility is under the supervision of the Sheriff's Office and it is located at the Moss Justice Center (address above).

The Sheriff's Office provides multiple ways to fund the accounts of inmates held at the facility. The Detention Center allows friends and family to send money to inmates using Western Union and U.S. Postal Money Order. Make sure to indicate the inmate's name and identification number on the money order. Visitors to the jail can also use the kiosk in the lobby to deposit funds in inmates’ accounts. Online deposits are accepted at Smart Deposit. Alternatively, call (866) 394-0490 to deposit money by phone.

Inmate Records

Information on inmates currently held at the York County Detention Center is available on the Sheriff's Office website. Available records include mugshots, biographical data, and charges of each inmate. Use the search engine on the site to locate an offender recently booked or incarcerated within the year. For further inquiries on an inmate, call the Detention Center at (803) 628-3083.

Court Records

The York County Circuit Court is the county's primary trial court and belongs to the state's Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. The Circuit Court has two divisions with one handling civil cases while the other hears criminal matters. It hears appeals from lower courts including the Probate Court, Magistrate Court, and Municipal Court. The other lower court in the court is the Family Court with jurisdiction over most domestic relations and juvenile cases. Below is the directory of all courts in York County:

York County Circuit Court - Common Pleas (Civil)
2 South Congress Street
P.O. Box 649
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-8507
Fax: (803) 684-8575

York County Circuit Court - General Sessions (Criminal)
Moss Justice Center
1675 York Highway
Suite 1G
P.O. Box 649
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-3036
Fax: (803) 628-3133

York County Family Court
1070 Heckle Boulevard
Suite 205
PO Drawer 11746
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Phone: (803) 909-7100
Fax: (803) 909-7140

York County Probate Court
2 South Congress Street
P.O. Box 219
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-8513
Fax: (803) 684-8536

York County Magistrate Court - Bethel/Kings Mountain (Clover)
201 South Main Street
Clover, SC 29710
Phone: (803) 675-6040
Fax: (803) 222-3653

York County Magistrate Court - Bond Court
Moss Justice Center
1675 York Highway
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-3095
Fax: (803) 628-3178

York County Magistrate Court - Broad River/Bullock Creek (Hickory Grove)
5800 Wiley Avenue
Hickory Grove, SC 29717
Phone: (803) 925-2815
Fax: (803) 820-5802

York County Magistrate Court - Catawba-Ebeneezer (Rock Hill)
529 South Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 909-7600
Fax: (803) 909-7606

York County Magistrate Court - Centralized DUI Court
529 South Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 909-7650
Fax: (803) 909-7636

York County Magistrate Court - Fort Mill
114 Springs Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 547-5572
Fax: (803) 547-6344

York County Magistrate Court - York/Bethesda (York)
Moss Justice Center
1675 York Highway
Suite 1D
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-3029
Fax: (803) 628-3225

Clover Municipal Court
110 Bethel Street
P.O. Box 1060
Clover, SC 29710
Phone: (803) 222-4084
Fax: (803) 222-4081

Fort Mill Municipal Court
112 Confederate Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (803) 547-3940 ext. 326

Rock Hill Municipal Court
120 East Black Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 329-5695
Fax: (803) 326-3818

Tega Cay Municipal Court
15077 Molokai Drive
P.O. Box 232
Tega Cay, SC 29716
Phone: (803) 548-4133
Fax: (803) 548-7256

York Municipal Court
York City Hall
10 North Roosevelt Street
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-3913

The York County Clerk of Court serves both the Circuit Court and the Family Court. York County court records are also available for review on the South Carolina Judicial Department website. Use the search engine on the page to locate a case file by a court hearing, the name of the subject, or case number or type. To obtain a certified copy of these court records, contact the Clerk of Court office at the Moss Justice Center or call (803) 628-3036.

For the records of the county’s Municipal and Magistrate Courts, contact those courts directly by calling or visiting their courthouses.

Vital Records

York County divorce records from July 1962 to December 2014 are available from the Vital Records Office of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). These divorce records are certified copies of Divorce Reports and not Divorcee Decrees. Each certified copy costs $12. Each additional copy of the same record ordered alongside costs $3. To order a copy, submit a completed application form and enclose a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID and a money order or cashier's check for the fee. Send these to:

DHEC Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-3630

Applications can be submitted in person or by mail to the address above. The office is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To obtain copies of divorce records before July 1962 and after December 2014, contact York County Clerk of Court. This office also accepts requests for divorce decrees.

The DHEC Vital Records Office provides York County marriage records from July 1950 to December 2016. Use the same application form as divorce records to request marriage records. The fees and steps required are also the same. Copies of York County marriage records between July 1950 and after December 2016 are available from the county's Probate Court at the address above.

The DHEC Vital Records Office also maintains records for births and deaths that occurred in York County. Birth and death records can be obtained from either the state office of DHEC or local/regional office in the county. The process and fees for requesting these records are the same as for divorce and marriage records. Submit a completed birth or death application form along with a money order or cashier's check for the appropriate fee and a photocopy of a valid photo ID. Submit the documents to the state office at the address provided above. Requests are also accepted in person and by mail at the local office located at:

1070 Heckle Boulevard
Building 302
Rock Hill, SC 29731
(803) 909-7307