Office of the City Clerk


The Office of the City Clerk is the oldest of public professions in local government, along with the tax collector. The early keepers of archives were often called "Remembrancers" and before writing came into use, their memory served as the public record. The “Clerk’s Office” routinely responds to requests for information from elected officials, employees, and citizens. Over the years, Municipal Clerks have become the hub of government, the direct link between the citizens and government.

The Columbia City Clerk is the designated custodian of the legislative record and the official seal of the City of Columbia. The City Clerk also administers election related matters including general questions, candidate filing proceedings, and referendum efforts. Columbia’s election information can be found at

Marriage Licenses may be obtained from the Richland County Probate Court.

Birth Certificates and Death Certificates may be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Property Tax Records may be obtained from the Richland County Tax Assessor.

Erika D. Moore Hammond, CMC

City Clerk

Leydi Y. Grajales

Assistant City Clerk

1737 Main Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Call: (803) 545.3045

Fax: (803) 255.8936