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The Records Section of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office deals with issuing copies of Incident Reports, performing Criminal Background Checks, and is also the office that issues Non-Ferrous Metals Permits. Information about these various functions can be found below.

Criminal Records Section - Copies of Incident Reports:

Copies of Incident Reports are provided to the public from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. Victims are entitled to one free copy of an incident report upon presentation of their Victim's Rights form or picture ID to Records personnel. Additional copies are available at $5.00 each.

Criminal Background Checks:

Effective January 01, 2015
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will no longer perform local background checks (Criminal Histories) for the public.    We will continue however to provide information to other law enforcement agencies and the military, due to their request being specific to current incidents.
There has always been a misunderstanding as to what a local background check contains, when performed by your local law enforcement agencies.  The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office ,  CAN ONLY release information regarding charges brought against an individual by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office,  and then the information released could only be conviction data, unless the arrest was under 1 year and still pending in court.
A state-wide background check is now easily available to the public by visiting the South Carolina Law Enforcement division web-site.  The website address is www.sled.sc.gov ,   and choosing the SLED CATCH option (Citizens Access to Criminal Histories).   You must have a credit card available in order to process your request, but the response is instantaneous, unless the request is a common name, such as Williams, Brown, Jones, etc..   Currently the fee is $25.00
You can also check any county’s public access system to the courts, which will provide additional information on individuals, along with traffic offenses and dispositions.

Non-Ferrous Metals Permits:

The records staff with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has currently been appointed as the contact for obtaining the Non-Ferrous Metals permits that are required by individuals who wish to transport and or sell Non-Ferrous metals to secondary recycling companies. This permit is required under South Carolina State Law (cited at right) and is mandatory in the State of South Carolina. This permit covers non-ferrous metals, and NO PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALUMINUM CANS.

Applications for permits can be obtained from the Records Section during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. In order to obtain a non-ferrous metals permit from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, you must be a resident of Anderson County. A valid picture ID is required. The picture ID can be one of the following: Valid State Issued ID, Valid State issued Driver’s License or a valid Military ID card.

A criminal background check will be run on all individuals wishing to obtain a non-ferrous metals permit. If the applicant has been convicted of or if charges are pending for any crimes involving theft of or damage to property to obtain non-ferrous metals then a permit is subject to denial. Any individual with an active warrant is subject to arrest, prior to issuance of a permit even if the crime is not in reference to non-ferrous metals.

Dates and times for issuing the non-ferrous permits are subject to change at any given time, due to computer outages, staffing shortage, inclement weather conditions, and any other unforeseen event that could occur.     If you need to know about a change in times please contact us at 864-260-4439 or 864-260-4437.

Again the last application for a permit is taken at 4:00 p.m. due to time restraints of background checks and warrant checks.