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South Carolina
Judicial Department
South Carolina Circuit Court Fees

I. Filing Fees

$150 Filing Fee Required

New (never previously filed) cases
Cases restored under Rule 40(j), SCRCP

Appeals to Circuit Court from:

Probate Court
Administrative or Regulatory Agencies (e.g., Workers' Compensation cases)
Arbitration Panels
Magistrate Court (civil only)

Cases transferred from Federal Court that have never been filed in the Circuit Court
Forfeiture cases arising out of drug seizures and DUI 4th convictions
Minor Settlements

$100 Filing Fee Required

Foreign judgments

$10 Filing Fee Required

Automobile Arbitration Cases
Lis Pendens (When not accompanied by a Summons and Complaint)
Transcripts of Judgments from Federal & Magistrate’s Court
Confession of Judgment
Certificate of Non-Compliance pursuant to a decision of the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board

$200 Filing Fee Required

Reinstatement of permanently revoked driver's license (§ 56-1-385)

No Filing Fee Required

  • Criminal Appeals from Magistrate or Municipal Court [§ 8-21-310(11)]
  • Post Conviction Relief Cases (§ 17-27-20)
  • Proceedings brought pursuant to the State Employment Security Law (§ 41-39-30)
  • Petitions by Minors for Judicial Consent for Abortion [§ 44-41-34(B)]
  • Sexual Violent Predator Actions of the Attorney General
  • Cases restored after being ended in error
  • Cases granted a new trial before appeal to the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals
  • Cases remanded by way of appeal from Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or Federal Court
  • Change of Venue Cases (from Circuit Court to Circuit Court)
  • Cases transferred from Magistrate’s Court (when counterclaim exceeds $7500)
  • Cases returned from Bankruptcy Court
  • Orders of the Worker's Compensation Commission
  • Confessions of Judgment (if case is filed -- if not, $10 fee)
  • Cases filed accompanied by an order granting a Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis [Rule 3(b)(1), SCRCP].
  • Cases filed when a party is represented by an attorney working on behalf of or under the auspices of a legal aid society, a legal services or other nonprofit organization, or the South Carolina Pro Bono Program (written certification from the attorney required) pursuant to Rule 3(b)(2), SCRCP.

II. Motion Fees

Please review the September 29, 2016 Court Order and Motion Fee List.