Paul A. McGuffin, Registrar
Pickens County Administration Facility
222 McDaniel Avenue, B-5
Pickens, SC  29671
Phone: (864) 898-5868
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday (We stop Recording Documents at 4:30 PM) Records Room closes at 4:50 p.m.

**Click HERE to Access our Online Records**
 

Welcome to the Pickens County Register of Deeds Office. As the custodians and managers of
the Public records for the county, we are pleased to provide this web site to provide answers to
questions you may have about our office. The Register of Deeds Office exists primarily to
enable the owner of an interest in property to give public notice of that ownership. We are
responsible for the recording, indexing, maintenance, integrity and safe keeping of the public
records for which we are legally entrusted. The staff and I in the Register of Deeds office are
eager to provide you with the friendliest, efficient, and the most courteous service possible.

HELP US FIGHT IDENTITY THEFT

If you see a social security number or Birth Date in the public records, please contact us at
864-898-5868 or click HERE to email us.

Amendment to the Code of Law (Regarding Public Records)

'A person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may
not include a social security, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account,
savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or
passwords in the document, unless expressly required by law. An individual has a right to
request a register of deeds or clerk of court to remove, from an image or copy of an official
record placed on a publicly available Internet web site or on a publicly available Internet web
site used by a register of deeds or clerk of court to display public records, any social security,
driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card,
or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords contained in an official
record. The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic
transmission or in person, to the register of deeds or clerk of court. The request must specify
the identification page number that contains the social security, driver's license, state
identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, debit card number, or
personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords to be redacted. There is no fee for the
redaction pursuant to request.'
South Carolina General Assembly Bill Number 453 – Signed by the Governor April 2, 2008 with
an effective date of December 31, 2008.