Frequently Asked Questions


Currently South Carolina does not provide money for burial except through the Victim-Witness Assistance Program.

To qualify as a candidate for Coroner, an individual must 1) be a citizen of the United States; 2) for at least one year, be a resident of the country in which he or she seeks the office; 3) be a registered voter; 4) attain the age of 21 before the date of qualifying for office; 5) have earned a high school or equivalent diploma; and 6) not have been convicted of a felony offense or any offense involving immoral behavior.

A law enforcement agency, medical facility or hospice agency notifies the Coroner's Office of a death that requires investigation.