Records Management Division

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The Records Management Division safeguards records of permanent importance to the city, its citizens, and future generations through its microfilm, digitization and record storage operations. The division assists citizens and city staff by ensuring that proper procedures are followed for records retention, timely retrieval, and secure disposition, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Public Records and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Any record created by an office of the City of Charleston is a public record and is under the jurisdiction of the Public Records Act  (Title 30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws). Section Four of this act is known as the Freedom of Information Act  (FOIA). The release of city records to citizens under the provisions of the FOIA is coordinated through the City of Charleston Corporation Counsel. Please send your request via:

US mail:
             50 Broad Street
             Charleston, SC 29401

Email FOIA

Phone: 843-724-3730

Fax: 843-727-4622