How to get Criminal Background

A "criminal background check" can be obtained by contacting SLED by either telephone or on-line.:
    
You may use the Internet at www.SLED.STATE.SC.US - the method of payment must be either a Debit Card or a Credit Card. Once payment has processed, the information will be immediately transmitted to your computer terminal for printing.
   
You may request this information by mailing your request to: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Post Office Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221 - (SLED phone number: (803) 896-7092 or (803) 896-7005.
   
The cost in all of these instances is $25.00 per background check for employment and $8.00 per background check for the purpose of housing. Payment has to be in the form of a money order, or a business check, or charge can be placed on a Master card or Visa (NO CASH or PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED).
   
All requests for Criminal Background Checks from SLED MUST contain the person's full name, date of birth, and Social Security Number