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Court Administration has the compiled information below regarding county courthouse operations. We intend to update this information frequently to reflect changes in various counties throughout the state. Because courthouse operations may change unexpectedly, please contact the respective County Clerk of Court for the most up to date information.

Abbeville
Last Updated - 04/07/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Abbeville County Court System / Register of Deeds – Effective, Monday, April 6th, 2020 the following changes will be made to the Clerk of Court’s staff hours. This does not affect currently scheduled court hearings. Please refer all questions pertaining to court status to (864) 366-5312 Ext. 55. This change will only affect the following court system clerk’s hours of operation: General Sessions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am until 12:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm until 5:00pm Common Pleas Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00pm until 5pm Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am until 12:30pm Family Court Monday – Friday 8:30am until 5:00pm (no change) 8th Circuit Family Court Memo Regarding Hearings via WebEx Register of Deeds The Register of Deeds office will only be open on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am until 12:30pm Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm until 5:00pm As noted in a previous release, the register of deeds office will remain closed to the public. Persons wishing to utilize services will be allowed to schedule an appointment with office employees. When you arrive to the building, there will be a phone number to call the building deputy on duty that will allow you into the building. Before entering the building, you will complete a CDC screening for virus symptoms. If you exhibit any symptoms, you will not be allowed to conduct business. Appointments can be made by calling (864) 366-5312 Ext. 2203. Notes: If you have an emergency hearing, please contact the clerk's office to ensure you are on the list to be admitted to the courthouse.



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, fax, mail, or dropped off at the entrance to the building. Teleconferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be mailed upon request and returned by mail. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: All persons are encouraged to make filings and payments via mail or online. Magistrates Courts are open for in person transactions. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Abbeville Municipal Court is closed to the Public due to the City’s current Social Distancing protocol. We are accepting payments online and via mail. Bond hearings are being held at regularly scheduled times (8:30 am and 4:30 pm) daily, as needed. Judges are available (at home) during their regularly scheduled hours and come to the office at a moment’s notice, as needed. The Court Clerk comes in 2-4 hours daily to check voicemail/return calls, receipt payments, prepare deposits, etc. Notes:



Aiken
Last Updated - 06/16/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Please use the boxes located in the foyer of the courthouse. A number is posted on the courthouse for emergencies.


Aiken County Master-In-Equity Announcement




Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building has restricted access. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, drop box and mail. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearings. Video conferencing and teleconferencing available for commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail. All non-emergency hearings are continued.

Aiken County Probate Court Announcement

Aiken County Marriage License Applications




Bond Court - Limited

Currently, we are conducting bonds though video two times a day. The public is being limited to 1 person per inmate.



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: All Aiken County Magistrate Courts are open for normal operating hours except for the Monetta Magistrate. Until further notice, the Monetta Magistrate Office will be operating only on Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Persons with court business may contact the Wagener Office for assistance on other days other than Wednesday and Thursday.



Municipal Court - Limited

City of Aiken Municipal court will begin on Monday, May 4, at the J. Carrol Busbee Public Safety Headquarters Building at 834 Beaufort St. NE. Strict social distancing guidelines will be in effect and allow no more than five defendants in the courtroom at one time.



Allendale
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Via mail or at the door of the courthouse. Notes:



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via mail. Contact the Probate Court about commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by appointment only. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court will be held once per day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We continue to accept civil filings, but are not scheduling hearings unless an emergency. We also continue to accept fine payments in person but we encourage them to pay online and we keep the doors lock according to the county guidelines, we’re accessible by phone during regular office/court hours. Notes: Court hours are from 9 am to 5 pm



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Allendale Municipal Court: Bond hearings are occurring at least once a day as needed. Payments can be made online and at the window. Traffic Court and Preliminary Hearings are cancelled until further notice. Notes:



Anderson
Last Updated - 06/10/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

The courthouse is and will remain closed to the general public. Until further notice, a small operating staff will be in our offices from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. After these hours, e-mails can be directed to rshirley@andersoncountysc.org. Voicemails may be left on my telephone at (864)260-4303. We will check these messages frequently and all inquiries will have replies no later than during the morning of the next business day.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via email, mail or drop off. Teleconferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via drop box, mail, and appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court is held 7:00 am until 11:00 am and 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm each day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As of June 1, 2020, Anderson Summary Court has resumed all normal hours of operation from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. Criminal/Traffic Court cases will resume on Monday, June 15, 2020. Civil cases are being held at this time. All Anderson County Buildings are not open to the general public but the Ronald Townsend Building which houses Central Summary Court is open. All outlying Magistrate Offices in Anderson County are open and have resumed regular schedules and filings.



Municipal Court - Limited

City of Anderson Municipal Court: Payments may be made through SC.gov and U.S. mail. All traffic and criminal courts have ceased operations at this time until further notice. Signs are posted on the entrance door with a telephone number to contact the court if the need arises. Bond Court is held once per day each morning at 8:00 a.m. Powdersville Municipal Court building is closed until Monday, June 15, 2020. Persons with court filings or questions should contact the Anderson Municipal Court. Williston Municipal Court: Office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Filings and payments may be made at the drive through window. Notes:



Bamberg
Last Updated - 06/10/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Filings and payments may be tendered at the window in the courthouse. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-person visitors until further notice. Any questions should be directed to 803-245-3008. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bamberg County Bond Court continues as normal twice daily at 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Hearings are conducted by video. Acceptance of filings and payments are as normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The operations of the Bamberg County Magistrate's office located at 1234 North St. in Bamberg will be limited until Wednesday, June 17, 2020. There will be a judge available or on call for bond hearings and emergency matters. Bamberg County Magistrate Court continues to accept filings and payments at the customer service window only. Litigants are encouraged to pay criminal and traffic fines and fees on the web at sccourts.org. Access to the office is limited to staff. The Court is not scheduling hearings unless it is an emergency. Emergency Hearings will be conducted via internet. All other Court dates are cancelled, to be rescheduled when possible. Court hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Notes:



Municipal Court

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bamberg Municipal: Traffic and Criminal Court cancelled until further notice with provision for emergency situations. Denmark Municipal: Traffic and Criminal Court cancelled until further notice with provision for emergency situations. Ehrhardt Municipal: Traffic and Criminal Court cancelled until further notice with provision for emergency situations. Notes: Bamberg County Magistrate Court is conducting all bond hearings for the Municipal Courts by video conferencing.



Barnwell
Last Updated - 07/07/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Clerk of Court/RMC Office - All users of the Clerk of Court/RMC Office should utilize the office’s online search services instead of visiting the office. You may contact the office to request a copy of any document that is needed which is not available online. The number to call is (803) 541-1020. All fees and charges for the documents still apply. The office will record documents sent by U.S. Mail, UPS and FedEx. If you are unable to use these options, please contact the office at the number above to make arrangements to have the document recorded. Notes:



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, fax, mail, or appointment. Commitment hearings will be held at mental health center(s). Marriage license applications may be submitted and picked up by appointment only. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Request for copies of documents, such as certified copies of marriage licenses, title search documents, estate records, etc., can be obtained by calling (803) 541-1031 or by US Mail at Barnwell County Courthouse, Probate Court, Room # 108, Barnwell SC 29812 or email at probatejudge@barnwellsc.com. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond Court continues as usual. Both Magistrate and Municipal Courts utilize the video conference between the jail and courtrooms on all Bond hearings. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Blackville Magistrate and Municipal Court will be closed until July 15, 2020. Anyone needing assistance may call Barnwell Magistrate Court at 803-541-1035 or Williston Magistrate Court at 803-266-3700 We continue to accept civil filings, but are not scheduling hearings unless an emergency. We also continue to accept fine payments. While the doors are locked in accordance with Barnwell County's emergency protocols, we are accessible by phone during regular office/court hours. We also meet persons at the door to accept paperwork and payments. We are encouraging the use of online payments and money orders and trying to avoid the transfer of cash. Notes: Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday / 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Barnwell County Magistrate Court Locations will be operating on a rotating schedule. Please call the numbers below to verify which court is open: Barnwell Magistrate Court (Judge Anderson): 803-541-1035 Blackville Magistrate Court (Judge Gantt): 803-284-2765 Williston Magistrate Court (Judge Cooper): 803-266-3700



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We continue to accept civil filings, but are not scheduling hearings unless an emergency. We also continue to accept fine payments. While the doors are locked in accordance with Barnwell County's emergency protocols, we are accessible by phone during regular office/court hours. We also meet persons at the door to accept paperwork and payments. We are encouraging the use of online payments and money orders and trying to avoid the transfer of cash. Notes: Bond Court continues as usual. Both Magistrate and Municipal Courts utilize the video conference between the jail and courtrooms on all Bond hearings.



Beaufort
Last Updated - 05/04/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Staff is limited but may be brought to the clerk's office as usual. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via mail and drop box. Call the Probate Court to schedule an emergency hearing. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail. Contact the Probate Court for more information. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond Hearings are conducted 1 time per day at 9 a.m. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Filings are being accepted via mail or email. Public Access is limited to filing of Restraining Orders only. Credit card payments are accepted via phone or online only. If needed, the required traffic documents are being faxed/emailed to the DMV. Notes: Court staff are available by phone from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.



Municipal Court - Limited

Please be advised Bluffton Municipal Court is closed to all public access. We are currently rescheduling any pending cases to the next court docket. We are accepting all filings and payments via mail or online. If the public would like to speak to court staff, they are available to receive all phone calls and email Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Bluffton Municipal Court will resume May 12 operating as follows: -Defendants who are required to report for an in-person court date will come to the porch outside the Bluffton Municipal Court/Council Chambers. This is located at 20 Bridge Street on the side of the Theodore D. Washington Municipal Building. Ten defendants, at a time, will stand on sidewalk indicators to order to have safe social distance from each other. Other defendants will wait in their cars until his or her group is called. -Defendants will be called up one at a time to negotiate his or her case to the court via Zoom. A municipal judge, court clerk and police officer will be present on each call. The computer station, which will operate the videoconferencing, will be stationed outside the Municipal Court building as a precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19. -In case of inclement weather, defendants will wait in their cars and come to the porch one at a time. -Bluffton staff members, including police officers, court staff and an information technology employee, will all wear masks and gloves. -The town will provide hand sanitizing products for defendants. -Defendants are asked to wear masks and bring their own pen.



Berkeley
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Drive through window will operate from 9-4pm for mandated filings and payments from public. Courthouse will close at 4pm each day and be closed on Fridays. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email and mail. Teleconferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to process marriage license applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond hearings will now be held only once daily at 8:00 a.m. We ask for attorneys and victims to participate by phone, rather than in person, if possible. All bond hearings are by video-conferencing unless we have technical difficulties. BONDING COMPANIES should call the bond court to coordinate matters involving surety bonds. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: You may continue to file pleadings with the court. New document filings can be dropped off in the drop box located at each court or at the window at the entrance to the court on Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. Also, all documents can still be submitted by mail. Make sure you enclose a stamped/self-addressed envelope for your receipt and clocked copies. Please submit payment by money order or check. If you have trouble with a drop box location, please call the appropriate court and speak with an employee. Phone numbers are listed below. If possible, please make payments on traffic tickets by our internet portal. If you must pay in person, payment will only be taken at the window at our Moncks Corner location. Notes: Please contact our courts by telephone if you have any questions. We will remain open during our regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to answer your phone calls. Moncks Corner (All matters): 843-719-4050 Goose Creek (Small Claims Matters Only): 843-553-6099 Goose Creek (Evictions and all other matters): 843-553-7080 St. Stephen (All Matters): 843-567-7400 Bond Court: 843-719-4549



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The City of Goose Creek Municipal Court is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to take payments only. All bench and jury trials have been continued to May 1, 2020. Sealed sentences and bench warrants are heard when notified by the police. All bond hearings are done with the magistrate in Berkeley county. Monck's Corner Municipal Court: All Municipal Court proceedings, including jury trials, are postponed until May. Court payments, permit applications, and business license payments will be taken at the drive through at the Municipal building. Notes:



Calhoun
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At the door of the courthouse. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email and mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted online. Only able to issue marriage licenses to parties who can show an upcoming wedding date. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond Court continues as usual. We are working with the Orangeburg jail (Calhoun Co. does not have its own jail, and so contracts with Orangeburg), to try to set up video or other bond court hearings and are close to doing so, in order to not to have to transport inmates. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We continue to accept civil filings, but are not scheduling hearings unless an emergency. We also continue to accept fine payments. While the doors are locked in accordance with our County's emergency protocols, we are accessible by phone during regular office/court hours. We also meet persons at the door to accept paperwork & payments. We are encouraging use of debit/credit cards or money orders, and trying to avoid handling of cash. Notes: Court hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. Matthews Court open Monday-Friday Sandy Run Court open Monday-Wednesday. Cameron Court open Tuesday.



Municipal Court

No Details Provided



Charleston
Last Updated - 06/18/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited
Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Probate Court access limited to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment are being accepted at the court house between 10:00 am – to 2:00 pm. Estates, guardianships, and conservatorships can be handled via mail and email. Video conferencing is available for diversionary court, guardianships, conservatorship and civil commitments. Marriage license applications may be submitted online to www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/probate/marriage-license.php#online-marriage-license-application. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Once per day at 10am. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: May be left in the drop boxes at the magistrate courts. Staff will be present from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Charleston - The Court is accepting filings and payments Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Court. The public is encouraged to make payments online and to submit filings via email, fax, or mail. Please call if you need assistance with filings or payments. Probable Cause Determination Hearings are held Monday through Thursday at 11:00 am and at 8:30 am on Fridays. If you are in need of assistance please call (843) 724-7460. You may leave a message in our general voicemail after business hours. A clerk will contact you the following business day. Folly Beach Municipal Court - Municipal Court will be canceled through April 30, 2020, except for emergency matters. Notices will be sent with rescheduled dates/times. The Clerk can be reached via apraytor@cityoffollybeach.com or by leaving a message at 843.513.1842. Kiawah Island Municipal Court - Closed. All cases scheduled for April have been continued until further notice. Court staff may be reached by phone with any questions at 843-768-9166. Town of McClellanville - Under an order from the Town Council on March 24, Town Hall is closed to the public. All cases for Municipal Court have been continued and will be rescheduled after April 30, 2020. Citation payments due can be made online at http://townofmcclellanville-sc.net/townhall.php , or by mail at 405 Pinckney Street, McClellanville SC 29458. Town staff may be reached by email at mcclellanville2@tds.net or you may leave a message at (843) 887-3712 and we will return your call as soon as possible. Updates are being posted on the Town of McClellanville website and facebook page. Mount Pleasant Municipal Court will be closed Thursday, June 18, 2020. City of North Charleston Municipal Court - Bond hearings will be conducted daily at 9:00AM. All bond hearings will be conducted with local detention centers through video conferencing. Except for emergencies, all other court sessions will be cancelled through June 1, 2020. Any cases scheduled for hearing during this time will be rescheduled. Notice of any rescheduled cases will be provided by mail. Notes:



Cherokee
Last Updated - 07/16/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Entry to the courthouse by appointment only. Solicitor’s Office - 864-487-2576 Clerk’s Office - 864-487-2571 Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Cherokee County Probate Court is closed to the public until further notice. Building has restricted access. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, drop box, email and mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted online and via mail. All non-emergency matters are postponed. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Bond court is held at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bond Court is being conducted from the Magistrate courtroom via monitor to the jail.



Magistrate Court - Limited

Magistrate offices (Gaffney and Blacksburg) remain staffed from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. Telephone #’s 864-487-2533 and 864-839-2492. Court is being conducted. Masks must be worn. Other than Court, appointment only as the doors to these facilities are closed. We are accepting civil filings; including evictions as of May 15, 2020. Fines can be paid on-line at cherokeemagistrate.com or by mailing a money order, certified or cashier’s check.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Blacksburg Municipal Court - Court is being conducted. Masks must be worn. Other than Court, appointment only as the door to this facility is closed. Fines can be paid on-line at cherokeemagistrate.com or by mailing a money order, certified or cashier’s check. Blacksburg Municipal bond court - Bond court is held from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. Weekends 7:00am until and 7:00pm until. Bond court is being conducted from the Magistrate courtroom via monitor to the jail. Blacksburg Municipal Bond Court - Bond court is held at 9:00am until and 5:00pm until Monday thru Friday. Weekends 7:00am until and 7:00pm until. Bond Court is being conducted from the Magistrate courtroom via monitor to the jail. Gaffney Municipal Court – Non-jury Court is being held on a limited basis. Only necessary parties are allowed in the courtroom. Each person is screened with safety questions, temperature checks, and masks are required. Any party not adhering to those restrictions will have their case continued. The number of people is limited in the Courtroom. Hearings are staggered to prevent groups of people in the Courtroom and/or lobby. Continuances are granted liberally. It’s encouraged for fines to paid on-line at https://www.ncourt.com/x-press/x-onlinepayments.aspx?Juris=100013A4-7926-47EF-B89F-7D7DFDD56368. Any on-line fees assessed will be reimbursed. Gaffney Municipal Bond Court - Bond Court remains scheduled Monday thru Friday at 8:30am and 4:30pm. Saturdays at 10:00am and 4:30pm, Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm. Bond court is being conducted from the Gaffney Municipal courtroom via monitor to the jail.



Chester
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At the clerk's office as normal.

Sixth Circuit Family Court Memo re: Court Procedures and WebEx

Notes: Courthouse is otherwise closed to the public.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and phone. Contact the court about emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted online. Issuing marriage licenses to parties who can show an upcoming wedding date. Unable to process new marriage license applications. All non-emergency matters are postponed. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We are still conducting bond hearings twice per day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We have limited the public access to the front lobby of our office only, which we also share with the Chester Municipal Court. We have a clerk present during normal business hours at the front window to handle filings and payments. Notes:



Municipal Court

No Details Provided



Chesterfield
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At the courthouse by appointment only.

Fourth Circuit Family Court Order Suspending Arrests for Unexecuted Bench Warrants for Nonpayment of Child Support and Alimony

Notes: Persons entering the courthouse will be screened for fever.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, drop box, fax, and mail. Contact the court about emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail and drive-thru window by appointment only. All non-emergency matters are postponed. Notes:



Bond Court

No Details Provided



Magistrate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Place all filings in payments in the drop box outside the front door of the Magistrates Court. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Cheraw Municipal Court is currently closed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. All Criminal, Traffic and Jury Trials and Preliminary Hearings are postponed. All persons will be notified by US mail of their new court dates. Bond Court and emergency hearings will be held once a day at 9:30 am at Cheraw Municipal Court. Fine payments can be made online at Cherawcourtpayments.com. The office is open for payments or questions at 258 Second St. Cheraw, SC 29520, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pageland Municipal Court - Clerk's office is closed to the public but can pay fines or bonds at door. Web site information for paying of fines is posted at door and clerk can accept payments over the phone. Bond Court is normal with very limited attendance. Court has been continued until May 6. Notes:



Clarendon
Last Updated - 06/03/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal; however, only 5 persons maximum will be allowed in the clerk's office at one time. On Friday, by appointment only by calling the clerk's office. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box and mail. Contact the Probate Court about emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted to the Probate Court and mailed out upon request to non-county residents. All non-emergency matters are postponed. Notes:



Bond Court

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Our bonding judges hold two hearings per day at the jail and prepare warrants on the weekend as standard procedure. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Will be closed to the public as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Mail will be checked twice a week and deposits made accordingly. A new voice mail message has been recorded with payment, court, contact and other pertinent client information. Notes:



Municipal Court

Summerton Municipal Court - Our office is staffed by one Judge and one Clerk. All traffic court dates have been rescheduled until after May 1st. Payments are being accepted via online, over the phone, US Mail and dropbox located outside front door. Turbeville Municipal Court - All court has been suspended. All payments are being accepted through US Mail. Call (803) 934-6128 or email pbhjudge@yahoo.com with questions about tickets. Notes:



Colleton
Last Updated - 06/24/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Colleton County Courthouse is closed Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and will re-open Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Only emergency filings will be accepted in person. Otherwise, filings and payments should be submitted via mail.

Colleton County Probate Court Administrative Order



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box, email and mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via drop box and mail. Only able to issue marriage licenses to parties who can show an upcoming wedding date or have extenuating circumstances. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Bond Court will be conducted twice daily between the hours 9:30 am and 10:00 am and in the afternoon between the hours of 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm through video conferencing. Please contact the court at least one hour prior to the scheduled time to receive instructions on how to view the proceedings.



Magistrate Court - Limited

Open to the Public Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Limited Operation We continue to accept Civil Filings. Evictions hearings have resumed and that individual civil non-jury trials and motion hearings, criminal motion hearings, and guilty pleas may be scheduled upon the consent of all parties. The court can use videoconferencing for hearings if all parties have the capability and request it. Payments can be made in office if you need assistance with filing your paperwork. We are still offering filings with the appropriate fees can be dropped off at the Drop Box located at the main entrance to the Magistrate Court at 40 Klein Street, Walterboro between the hours of 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Also, all documents can still be submitted by mail to Colleton County Magistrate Court, P.O. Box 1732, Walterboro, SC 29488. Per order of the South Carolina Supreme Court, all filings and documents received by the Magistrate Office will be quarantined for 48 hours before staff may process them. Make sure you enclose a stamped/self-addressed envelope for your receipt and clocked copies. Receipts and any paperwork will be mailed once completed. Staff is available by phone to answer any questions during office hours at (843) 549-1122 – Civil Court or (843) 549-1140 – Traffic Court. We are accepting fines cash payments for Traffic fines in office exact amount if possible. We are encouraging use of debit/credit cards by paying online at www.colletoncounty.org. If you cannot pay online, we will accept payments in the form of money orders by mail addressed to Colleton County Magistrate Court, P.O. Box 1732, Walterboro, SC 29488. Payment can also be made in the form of Money Order or Cashier Check for fines, please place a copy of the ticket or put the ticket number on the money order or Cashier Check (No personal checks will be accepted) and place in the Drop Box located at the main entrance. NOTE: Mailed payments will be receipted after the 48 hour quarantine. Please remember all online payments require up to 3 business days to be processed.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Cottageville has canceled court through April. We are accepting payments via phone with a credit/debit card, and cashier's checks or money orders in person or by mail. Bond court is held once a day. The Town of Edisto Beach has cancelled municipal court for March and April. The Walterboro Municipal Court Office is Closed to through traffic, however, we are available by phone Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are taking online payments and payments via US Mail. All Municipal Court has been cancelled through April 2020. Bond Court is being held once per day at 8:00 am at the County Jail. Notes:



Darlington
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: General Sessions and Family Court filings will be taken in the lobby after calling the clerk's office. Common Pleas filings and payments by appointment only.

Fourth Circuit Family Court Order Suspending Arrests for Unexecuted Bench Warrants for Nonpayment of Child Support and Alimony



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via mail and drop off. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Accepting marriage applications, however, unable to issue marriage licenses. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court

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Magistrate Court

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Municipal Court

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Dillon
Last Updated - 06/29/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Attorneys may contact the clerk's office to set an appointment for filings. We let them into the Courthouse to file and pay the filing fees. We are also taking General Sessions payment and meeting the individual at the door to collect the monies letting them know we do not have change and to have the correct monies. We are also making copies and mailing to the individual.

Fourth Circuit Family Court Order Suspending Arrests for Unexecuted Bench Warrants for Nonpayment of Child Support and Alimony

Notes: All of our courts have been cancelled for the month of April. Also we have locked our Courthouse and placed numbers of the Clerks Office and Child Support on the message. We are also only letting (1) paralegal and (1) attorney in the back to do title work. We are working half staff in Child Support and half staff in Register of Deeds. We are not letting the public into the Courthouse.



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Dillon County Probate Court is open but with limited public access. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box and mail. Teleconferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to process marriage license applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court

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Magistrate Court

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Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Latta Municipal Court: We are closed to the public due to the Coronavirus and Social Distancing Protocol. Court has been postponed until we assess that it is safe to reschedule. We are accepting online payments at www.townoflattascpayments.com, via mail and drop box. Bond hearings are held at least once a day or as needed. The Judge is in the office to assist with daily operations such as answering phone calls, voice messages, receipts, dispositions, warrants, etc. Notes:



Dorchester
Last Updated - 07/14/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

UPDATE FROM THE DORCHESTER COUNTY CLERK OF COURT REGARDING DORCHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSES FAMILY COURT: A Dorchester County Family Court staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, all Dorchester County Family Court offices located at the Troy Knight Judicial Center, 212 Deming Way, Summerville, will be closed for the remainder of the week for cleaning and sanitizing. Requests for emergency hearings will continue to be accepted via email to FamilyCourtFilings@DorchesterCountySC.gov and/or via the drop box near the entrance to the Judicial Center. Note: Filings submitted via the drop box will be quarantined for up to 48 hours. Family Court staff will be available to assist residents during normal business hours via telephone and/or email. All in-person hearings scheduled for the remainder of the week will be re-scheduled for the earliest date available. As of now, Dorchester County Family Court plans to reopen on Monday, July 20, 2020. Note: The reopening date is subject to change. All other Dorchester County Offices and Courts are open and have been open to the general public since Monday, May 18, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution for residents and county staff several safety measures have been in place since Monday, May 18, 2020. However, it is highly recommended that residents and business owners continue to utilize online services. Convenience fees for certain online transactions remain waived until further notice. At this time no Jury Summons has been issued by Circuit Court through August 30, 2020. Any questions or concerns regarding Circuit Court Jury Services, please contact 843-563-5784 or 843-851-5784. Temperature Checks Effective, Monday, May 18, 2020, all county employees, vendors, and visitors must have their temperature checked prior to entering the building. Temperatures will be taken via a tablet. Temperature are taken by standing with in three (3) feet of the tablet, limiting person-to-person contact. After the individuals temperature has been taken, they will be given a wristband that must be worn and visible while at county facilities. The wristband will grant the individual access to all county facilities, that day. Note: the color of the wristband will change daily. Masks Beginning, Monday, May 18, 2020, all vendors and visitors to county buildings will be required to bring and wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, while inside county facilities. FILINGS To protect the safety of staff, the Clerk of Court for Circuit and Family Court will continue with the drop boxes at the front entrances of both courthouses for all incoming paper documents. Citizens who need assistance with documents will now be allowed into the building after passing a health screening. All documents will still be subject to a 24-hour quarantine period. Once the quarantine period has ended, these documents will be date stamped with the date they were actually received, and court staff will then process the documents. The Clerk of Court acknowledges this may impact filings that have date specific statutory filing requirements and urges all submitting parties to be aware of the added time restraints and plan accordingly. GUIDELINES FOR PROCESSING BOND ACTIONS Dorchester County Clerk of Court’s office will continue to accept emailed and faxed documents for bonds, affidavits, motions, etc. during this crucial time, but original documents must be placed in the drop box provided at the front entrance of the courthouse located at 5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC 29477, within 2 days of processing. If documents have not been received within the allotted time, exactly as emailed or faxed to us, they will be subject to immediate revocation. Documents must be submitted with complete and accurate information. Please submit email requests to all three email addresses listed below and someone with respond promptly. Tonda Westbury twestbury@dorchestercountysc.gov 843-832-0231 Karen Mizell kmizell@dorchestercountysc.gov 843-832-0183 Jodi Burbage jburbage@dorchestercountysc.gov 843-832-5784 Fax # 843-563-0178 or 843-832-0178 To post a bond: Please contact our office by phone or email and we will email or fax you the bond form. Once you have completed the second page of the bond form, please return it to our office by fax or email along with the power (scanned copy). Once the documents have been reviewed, an Order of Release will be sent to the detention center and to the bondsman. The bondsman will then need to place the original bond form and the original power in the drop box within 2 days. To file a Motion to be Relieved: Please email your completed Motion and Affidavit. Once the documents have been reviewed, a scanned certified copy will be emailed back to you. The bondsman will then need to place the original Motion and Affidavit along with the $20 payment (check preferred) in the drop box within 2 days. To file an Affidavit of Surrender: Please email your completed Affidavit. Once the documents have been reviewed, a scanned certified copy will be emailed back to you. The bondsman will then need to place the original Affidavit in the drop box within 2 days.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail and email. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Twice daily at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We accept civil filings except evictions, but are not scheduling until further notice. Emergency hearings are scheduled as well. In accordance with our county’s emergency protocol, our doors are locked; however, citizens are allowed in for these proceedings only. We are opened 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Harleyville Municipal Court remains open in a limited capacity (by phone; email) during normal business hours (M-F: 8-5) for immediate needs. Our lobby is closed to the public but we do have a secure drop box available for documents, etc. Bond hearings are still conducted twice daily as needed. City of North Charleston Municipal Court - Bond hearings will be conducted daily at 9:00AM. All bond hearings will be conducted with local detention centers through video conferencing. Except for emergencies, all other court sessions will be cancelled through June 1, 2020. Any cases scheduled for hearing during this time will be rescheduled. Notice of any rescheduled cases will be provided by mail. Saint George Municipal Court – Clerk’s office is closed to the public; however, the Clerk can be reached by phone at (843) 563-3240 or by email at clerkofcourt@townofstgeorgesc.org. Bonds, fines and STPs can be paid online at stgeorgemunicipalcourtpayments.com or by calling toll free 1 (877) 794-1145. All court proceedings, with the exception of emergency hearings and bond hearings, have been postponed until April 22, 2020. Bond court is conducted via video conferencing and remains as scheduled—albeit, with extremely limited activity. Summerville Municipal Court - We accept filings via fax, email and mail. If it is mailed, it is subject to a 24 hour holding period. We are not scheduling any traffic or criminal until further notice. Bond hearings are scheduled every day at 10 am and again at 1 pm. In accordance with our town’s emergency protocol, our doors are locked; however, citizens are allowed in for these proceedings only. We are opened 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are encouraging all citizens to use our online portal at SC.gov for any citations that need to be paid Notes:



Edgefield
Last Updated - 06/08/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments:

At the front door.

Eleventh Circuit Family Court Administrative Memorandum



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via mail. Contact court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Accepting marriage applications, however, unable to issue marriage licenses. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Bond Court is still being conducted at our normal times Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At this time, the Edgefield County Magistrate’s Office has closed the lobby to the public. We have placed signs with contact information for those who wish to make payments or file civil actions. The lobby will remain closed until it is directed to be open by the Edgefield County Administrator. Jury Trials are suspended indefinitely. The Court shall conduct Bench Trials and emergency hearings as necessary, showing due regard to the safety of the public, all litigants, and Court Staff. Bond Court Proceedings will continue to be held as normal. Notes: Emergency Hearings will take place as normal, in our office, with only essential parties present. If our situation requires the office to close, and staff to remain home, I will have office hours on Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of accepting payments and filings.



Municipal Court

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Fairfield
Last Updated - 04/16/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At the outside drop box.

Sixth Circuit Family Court Memo re: Court Procedures and WebEx



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment via mail and drop box. Contact court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Accepting marriage applications, however, unable to issue marriage licenses. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

The daily on-duty judge will conduct bond hearings at least once daily, at 5pm. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: On March 24, 2020, Fairfield County Government Offices began a “rotating days” schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the rotating days schedule, there is limited staff (1-2 personnel) working in the office on a daily basis. Due to the staff shortages and health and safety concerns of staff and judges, the Summary Courts of Fairfield County have postponed all criminal, civil, and traffic court, with the exception of extenuating or emergency situations. Our courts are currently only performing the following functions: 1) Filings and payments, 2) Emergency Hearings, and 3) Bond Hearings. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Municipal Judges will conduct bond hearings once daily, at 4pm. Notes: The Summary Court of Fairfield County have postponed all criminal, civil, and traffic court with the exception of extenuating or emergency circumstances. Our courts are currently performing only the following functions: 1) filings and payments; 2) emergency hearings; and 3) bond hearings.



Florence
Last Updated - 06/04/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Florence County Circuit Courts have postponed all jury trials. Non-jury proceedings will be scheduled at the judge’s discretion. All roll calls and other large gatherings are cancelled until further notice. Filings and payments (money orders, business checks or cashier’s checks only) can be mailed or accepted by appointment only. Please call the Circuit Court at (843) 665-3017. Notes: The Register of Deeds office in the Complex will continue to allow very limited attendance, which will be by appointment only. Paralegals will be allowed in the Record Room by appointment only and limited to three people at a time, for approximately four hours per appointment. To make an appointment, call (843) 665-3031. Those receiving appointments must remain at their assigned work station during their appointed time. Documents may be left in the drop box at the back Complex entrance with security in a marked envelope with clear directions for where and to whom it should be directed. Items dropped off without a paralegal’s name on them will be recorded upon receipt. Filings can be mailed to 180 N. Irby Street. MSC-E. Florence. SC 29501



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and phone. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to process marriage applications. Issuing marriage licenses to parties with an upcoming wedding date. All non-emergency hearings continued. Notes:



Bond Court

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond hearings are being held once daily with only victims or defendant's attorney present. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

DROP BOX INSTRUCTIONS Traffic and Criminal Cases Payments for traffic and criminal cases may be placed in the drop box in the form of a money order or cashier's check. Please make sure to include your complete name, address, and case number(s) along with correct payment to the appropriate trial court. A receipt will be mailed to the address provided. No cash payments or personal checks are being accepted at this time. You may also pay your ticket(s) online by going to www.sccourts.org/casesearch OR www.florenceco.org. Civil Papers Non-emergency evictions are not being accepted at this time. Florence magistrates courts are accepting filings for summons and complaint/claim and delivery. Once all paperwork is completed along with the correct filing fee, place in the drop box where the case will be heard. Forms can be found online at www.sccourts.org OR www.florenceco.org/offices/magistrate/civil/forms. Drop Box Locations Florence Magistrate 180 N. Irby Street (MSC-W) Florence, SC 29501 Office: (843) 665-0031 or (843) 661-7001 Fax: (843) 661-7800 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Lake City Magistrate Judge Dominic Owens 345 Ron McNair Boulevard P.O. BOX 39 Lake City, SC 29560 Office: (843) 394-5461 or (843) 669-3915 Fax: (843) 394-3865 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Timmonsville Magistrate Judge James Beard Jr. 307 E Smith Street P.O. Box 190 Timmonsville, SC 29161 Office: (843) 346-7472 or (843) 346-5852 Fax: (843) 346-0660 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Closed Friday Johnsonville Magistrate Judge Holly Wall 114 West Broadway St. P.O. Box 904 Johnsonville, SC 29555 Office: (843) 380-9211 Fax: (843) 380-9411 Office Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm, Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-1:00pm Olanta Magistrate Judge David S. Kelley 220 East Main Street P.O. Box 362 Olanta, SC 29114-0362 Office: (843) 396-9056 Fax: (843) 396-9406 Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm, Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm Closed Monday & Friday Pamplico Magistrate Judge Kimberly Cox P.O. Box 367 124 E Third Ave Pamplico, SC 29583 Office: (843) 493-0072 Fax: (843) 493-5391 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm Closed Friday



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Florence Municipal Court - Bond Court is being held once daily. All other City Court hearings, trials, and court appearances set through April 30 have been continued. Notices will be sent out with new dates and times. Tickets can be paid at www.florencesccitycourtpayment.com or mailed in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. Please call Florence Municipal Court at 843-665 3148 with any questions. Olanta Municipal Court - Olanta Municipal court will be rescheduled due to Covid-19 and you will be receiving notices through the mail with the rescheduled date. Please call the court to make sure we have your correct address to insure that you can receive any updates as needed. You can make payments via the drop box located behind the office or mail to PO Box 365 Olanta, SC 29114. Notes:



Georgetown
Last Updated - 06/30/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed
Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, fax and mail. Teleconferencing and in-person (if necessary) available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via email, mail, and appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes: Georgetown County Probate Court Information and Marriage License application procedure



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court proceedings are being held once a day at 9 am at the Detention Center with one clerk in the Bond Court room to operate the video bonding equipment and complete paperwork. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

- Georgetown/Central Traffic Court will be closed to the public beginning Monday, June 29, 2020 and will re-open Monday, July 13, 2020. Emergency matters will be held by appointment. - There is a drop box at the Georgetown/Central Traffic Court location at 333 Cleland Street in which any case for any office can be dropped along with payments for fines and fees (money order or cashier’s check only). These filings and payments are processed on a regular basis. Clerks are checking the mail 2-3 times a week but not processing any mail for at least 24 hours after it is received in our offices. Payments are still accepted via credit card payments over the phone or by web. Staff is checking the status of credit card and web payments frequently. - All bond hearings are being conducted via video. No staff member from the court is entering the Detention Center at this time but one staff member is responsible for the transmission of documents and to receive paperwork. Bond hearings are being held at 9 am daily by the assigned morning Judge during the week and by the on-call assigned Judge on the weekends and holidays. - All offices have signs posted to indicate our operating hours and procedures during this emergency.



Municipal Court

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Andrews Municipal Court - Filings and payments can be made by mail or at the drive-thru window at Town Hall located at 101 North Morgan Avenue. Staff processes those on the same day or the next business day and receipts are mailed out. Notes:



Greenville
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. If the courthouse closes, should be sent via mail or by making an appointment with the clerk's office. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Probate Court closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box, email and mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to process new marriage license applications. Issuing marriage licenses to parties with an upcoming wedding date. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Greenville County Bond Court is currently operating as normal. We do have the ability to do bonds by video if necessary. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. All offices are open to carry out the functions authorized by the Chief Justices recent order. Each office is handling any request for emergency hearing on a case by case basis in the discretion of the magistrate in charge of the applicable office. In the event that public access becomes more limited we anticipate closing all lobbies and having all walk up individuals call in from the door to see if they actually need to enter the building and if they do let them inside. Notes:



Municipal Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Greenville Municipal Court is open on a regular schedule. We are conducting hearing as needed and continuing to reschedule cases for after April 30, 2020 at present. Only individuals with charges are admitted unless special circumstances require it. Mauldin Municipal Court: Monday - Friday Office hours 8:30 am- 12:30 pm Bond Posting Hours - 9 am- 12(noon) Bond hearings 1 pm Saturday/Sunday Bond Posting Hours - 9 am to 11 am Bond hearing 12 noon



Greenwood
Last Updated - 05/21/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: All filings and payments should be made online or left in the drop box in front of the courthouse. Family Court: 8th Circuit Family Court Memo Regarding Hearings via WebEx Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box. Video conferencing and teleconferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via online, mail, and email. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court is still being held as normal at 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM Monday - Friday and 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a judge available at the jail for bondsmen to post bonds 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The county has placed a drop box in the front of the courthouse for the public to drop off payments and filings. We have envelopes specific for our office for people to put their items in. Receipts are being mailed after we record the payment. ***The Greenwood Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. This will allow the Magistrate's office to return to normal operations.*** Notes: Emergency hearings can be held in the bond courtroom at the Greenwood Detention Center. It is isolated from the rest of the jail and can be sanitized after any hearings. Regular applications for restraining orders are being scheduled for after May 1. If an application comes in for an emergency ex parte restraining order, we will hear it within 24 hours.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Greenwood Municipal Court - While City Hall’s doors are locked in accordance to the City’s emergency protocol, our staff is available by phone during our normal working hours of 8:30am-5:00pm. Contact numbers for the court office are: 864-942-8458, 864-942-8474 and 864-942-8477. The city has a drop box that is located on the right hand side of city hall for payments. Envelopes are available for payments. Online payments are encouraged. You may make a payment at www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com. Court dates continuance letters are being mailed to the last known address of those with pending court dates. We are conducting bond hearings at least twice a day and more if needed. Bond hearings are being held in the bond courtroom at the Greenwood County Detention Center. The courtroom is isolated from the rest of the jail and can be sanitized after any bond hearings. Notes:



Hampton
Last Updated - 06/15/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Hampton County Courthouse is closed June 15, 2020 - June 16, 2020. Information will be posted on the courthouse doors for persons needing to contact the clerk's office. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail. Contact the Probate Court about emergency and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail and phone (video conferencing is available). All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Hampton County Magistrate Office plans to conduct bond hearings via teleconference with only the necessary persons appearing. We are currently continuing collections of monies as usual but if necessary would ask persons paying fines or bonds to pay with money orders thus eliminating face to face exchanging of monies. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Filing of paperwork will be done with only one person entering the office at a time. Notes: Emergency hearings will be done with only the necessary persons appearing at the hearing with witnesses appearing in the courtroom only when testifying.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Estill Municipal Court - Closed to the public. Filings and payments made be made via mail or in the drop box at town hall. Bond hearings as normal, within 24 hours of arrest. All court dates through May 1, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Preliminary Hearings must be scheduled with the Clerk of Court. (803) 625-3243. Notes:



Horry
Last Updated - 04/08/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: By appointment after calling clerk's office.

Fifteenth Circuit WebEx Remote Hearings and the Operation of Family Court During the Coronavirus Emergency

Fifteenth Circuit Family Court WebEx Hearings

Notes: Persons attempting to enter will be screened for fever.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and drop box. Contact the Probate Court about emergency hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail or by appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court is normal operation, two courts a day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: All Magistrate Offices to include Traffic Court and Jury Court are housed in County buildings which are closed to the public. All Offices have been instructed to post their office phone number and the public will be met at the door. We are receiving filings and payments. We have advised the public when possible to make payments online, with instructions how. Notes:



Municipal Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Conway Municipal Court - Bond court will be held daily via videoconferencing. All April 2020 court dates through April 29, 2020, have been rescheduled until May 2020. Notes:



Jasper
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Persons will be admitted on a limited basis after speaking with security. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail. Contact the Probate Court about emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail or by appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond hearings are still being held twice a day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Our Magistrates Courts are fully staffed at the current time, but access is restricted. Filings and payments are being accepted. There is a note on the front of the office instructing individuals to knock on the door should they need assistance. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Hardeeville Municipal Court is closed to the public. However, we are accepting payments online, over the phone and by mail. Filings can be emailed, faxed and/or mailed. Bond Hearings are normal. The Ridgeland Municipal Court is fully staffed. We are directing our customers to our drive thru window, where we are accepting all payments and fillings. Our Bond Courts are operating as normal. Notes:



Kershaw
Last Updated - 06/02/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Drop box at the front of the courthouse. Fifth Circuit Family Court Operations and Web Ex Memo Fifth Circuit Family Court Memo for Self-Represented Litigants Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box and mail. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted via mail or by appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Abstractors may contact the Probate Court. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We are only accepting emergency civil filings. Payments for fines are being accepted, but we encourage the use of the on-line payment method. All court cases have been postponed and will be rescheduled when safe and authorized to do so. Phone lines are open for questions, but due to limited staffing a delayed response may occur. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Camden Municipal Court is closed. All court cases will be rescheduled when safe to do so. Payment of fines can be made at City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. Camden, S.C. or online through the public index. Bond Court is operating as normal. As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Town of Elgin will postpone all court proceedings of the Elgin Municipal Court until further notice. If you are scheduled for a Municipal Court date (date appears on your ticket, bond or court letter) in April, that Court appearance date will be rescheduled and notice given by letter as soon as it is viably safe to operate in open court again. YOUR CASE IS NOT DISMISSED NOR DISCHARGED, but will be rescheduled and your appearance will be required. Should you have any questions regarding a matter; please do not hesitate to contact our offices at: Elgin Town Hall 803-438-2362 Elgin Police Department 803-438-9917 After Hours Dispatch 803-424-4000 We are continuing to work closely with county and state officials and will notify the community, as information is made available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Notes:



Lancaster
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal.

Sixth Circuit Family Court Memo re: Court Procedures and WebEx



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building has restricted access.Contact via phone, e mail, mail and fax. Filings/payments can be made by mail subject to 48 hour paper quarantine. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications currently by appointment only and limited to county residents or to parties getting married in Lancaster County that can prove there is an upcoming wedding date or have extenuating circumstances. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes: Submit questions/inquiries via the e mail address of your case manager or via the "Contact Probate Court" link on the Court's website accessible thru Lancaster County website. (mylancastersc.org) Click "Departments" then "Probate"



Bond Court - Normal

As normal. Notes: If the courthouse closes, bond hearings will be performed via videoconferencing. Victims will be allowed to call into the bond court courtroom to hear/participate telephonically.



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes: If the courthouse closes, filings and payments should be sent via mail or paid online.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Lancaster Municipal Court: We are not holding our regular Wednesday afternoon court until further notice. We are also no scheduling jury trials or preliminary hearings. Bond hearings are being held by face-time. The public is not coming into the court. Fines may be paid on-line, or arrangements made to pick up payments at the door, and receive a receipt. Some employees are working from home. Employees who come in are following safe practices. Notes:



Laurens
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Via mail or drive up window. Family Court: 8th Circuit Family Court Memo Regarding Hearings via WebEx Notes:



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail or drive-thru window. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to take marriage license applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court will continue to be held at the Laurens County Detention Center once a day at 9:00 am. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Laurens County Magistrates Court building is closed to the general public and we are following our County’s emergency protocols. Our clerks are working remotely and continuing to handle as many court functions as possible. Instructions on how to contact the Magistrates office and pay fines/traffic tickets can be obtained by calling our office at (864)681-5689. A drop box for payments is located at the Treasurer’s office on the outside of the building. Only cashier’s check or money orders will be accepted, NO CASH! Our staff will be responding to questions by email and working diligently to process fines, make deposits, and return phone calls. Notes: Emergency hearings can be held at the Laurens County Detention Center in the bond courtroom.



Municipal Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The City of Laurens Municipal Court building is closed to the general public. We have a drop box for payments, the clerk will be in twice a week to process fines, make deposits, and return phone calls. Bond court will be held at the Laurens County Detention Center once a day at 2:00 p.m. Notes:



Lee
Last Updated - 04/08/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes: Persons attempting to enter the courthouse will be screened for symptoms.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, fax, drop box and mail. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail and by appointment. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bonds and emergency hearings are ongoing as usual. Bond hearings are done by teleconference with defendants at the Sumter Lee Detention Center. Bondsmen must contact the office during the week or the presiding judge on the weekend regarding the filing of paperwork for releases. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Summary Court is closed to the public. Fine payments may be mailed to Lee County Central Court, 115 Gregg Street, PO Box 2, Bishopville, SC in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. There is a drop box located at the front door for payment of fines. For civil filings, call 803-484-6463 and the forms will be mailed to you for completion. No evictions will be accepted. For restraining orders please call the office for an appointment. If you need additional assistance, please call the office. Notes: Summary Court has been closed to the general public. All court hearings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.



Municipal Court

No Details Provided



Lexington
Last Updated - 06/18/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited
Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments:

Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and drive-thru. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail and by drive-thru. All non-emergency hearings are continued.



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Our bond court remains open from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily. Any bench warrant or bond is handled at that office. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We have posted on the entrance to our building a phone number and email address for the public to contact us. We encourage them to use email or regular mail when possible but if there is a need to come into the building we are looking at each situation individually to determine what their need is. We are accepting payments, civil filings that are not time sensitive. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Batesburg-Leesville Municipal Court is closed at least until 5/1. Bond hearings still being held each a.m./p.m. as needed. In accordance with the South Carolina Chief Justice’s directive issued March 16, 2020, Cayce Municipal Court is closed through June 30, 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic and concern for public health. All parties will be notified of new court dates at the address that is on file with the Municipal Court. If you have moved or need to update your address, please call 803-550-9550 and leave a message with your name, address, and phone number or email us at rstuckey@caycesc.gov. Preliminary Hearings are postponed until further notice. Due to the lobby of the Cayce Department of Public Safety being closed, fine payments can be made online at www.CayceCourtPmts.com, or by phone at (803) 234-6867. If mailing a money order or cashier’s check, Please send to: Cayce Municipal Court P.O. Box 3408, Cayce, SC 29171, or by dropping off exact change to the Cayce Municipal Complex drive-thru window located at 1800 12th St. Cayce, SC 29033, which is the building behind the Police Department. All forms and monies must be in an envelope that is addressed to CAYCE MUNICIPAL COURT. Please note, staff at the drive-thru window will not be able to answer any questions, they will just be able to take your paperwork. A receipt will be mailed to you after the payment is processed. The Town of Lexington Municipal Court - The building is currently closed to the public. We are accessible by phone during regular office hours Monday- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm at 803-951-4634. We continue to accept filings via us postal service, fax at 803-358-7277, or email at courtclerk@lexsc.com, however; we are not scheduling hearings at this time except in case of an emergency. All court previously scheduled through the end of May will be rescheduled. The Clerk’s office will send out notices for the new date. We continue to accept fine payments either over the phone at 803-951-4630 or through our drive through. Pine Ridge Municipal Court - In accordance with the South Carolina Chief Justice’s directive issued on Monday, March 16, 2020, all Pine Ridge Municipal Court sessions are cancelled until further notice. Payments can be made online at www.pineridgemunicipalcourtpayments.com or by calling (803) 234-6131. Payments in the form of cashier’s check or money order may be mailed to 2757 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia S.C. 29172. Notices will be mailed to your address listed on your traffic ticket or bond paperwork (if applicable). If your address has changed, please contact the Clerk of Court. For assistance with Municipal Court questions, please contact the Clerk of Court, Brittany Burns, at prclerkofcourt@sc.rr.com or by telephone at (803)755-2500. Springdale Municipal Court – The Town of Springdale Municipal Court will be reopening on a limited basis in the Month of June. Cases scheduled for June 2, 2020, June 9, 2020, and June 16, 2020 will be addressed as scheduled. A modified procedure will be utilized so as to minimize contact between persons and to ensure the safety of all parties. On your scheduled court date, there will be personnel and signage to instructing those having cases in the proper procedure. Parties may request a continuance, and the Court will take up those requests as they are made. Payments may be made online at www.springdalesc.com, mailed in, or dropped off in the drop-box at the front of Town Hall. Court dates for the Month of July 2020 and subsequent will be held as scheduled with procedures modified as necessary. For assistance with The Town of Springdale Municipal Court, please contact the Clerk of Court, Amanda Jones, at 803-794-0408 or ajones@springdalesc.com.



Marion
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal; however, only one person at a time will be allowed into the clerk's office. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and drop off. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted on Wednesday or Thursday by appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Our bond hearings are being done only at 3:00 PM each day by videoconferencing. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We are allowing only one person filing paperwork into our office at a time. Payments can still be made from the front window of our office but we encourage citizens to pay online at marionsc.org/trafficticket. Notes: Emergency hearings are still being heard but we are only allowing the defendant, the plaintiff, and one witness at a time into the courtroom.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Marion Municipal Court - Building is closed to the public. Public may contact the court by phone, intercom placed in the front vestibule, or by email. We are allowing only one person filing paperwork into our office at a time. Payments can still be made from the front window of our office but we encourage citizens to pay online at www.marionsc.gov Criminal court as normal, limited access to courtroom and building. No traffic Court until further notice All jury trials cancelled until further notice. Our bond hearings are being done only at 9:00 a.m. each day by videoconferencing. Mullins Municipal Court - Building is closed to the public. Public may contact the court by phone 843-464-5661. Payments can still be made at the front window of our office but we encourage citizens to pay online at www.mullinssc.us. No Court until further notice. All jury trials cancelled until further notice. Our bond hearings are being done only at 3:00 PM each day. Town of Nichols town hall and court has been closed to the public. Traffic Payments can be made online through Ncourt.com or by telephone at (877) 793-7965. Notes:



Marlboro
Last Updated - 04/09/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. If the courthouse closes, there will be a drop box for filings and payments.

Fourth Circuit Family Court Order Suspending Arrests for Unexecuted Bench Warrants for Nonpayment of Child Support and Alimony



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, mail and drop off. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to take marriage applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As of now we currently remain open for regular work hours. We are still accepting payments and filings. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bennettsville Municipal Court - Building is closed to the public. Court staff may be reached by phone with any questions at 843-479-1582. All non-emergency hearings are cancelled. Notifications for court rescheduling will be sent by mail. Court fines and fees may be paid over the phone at 843-479-1582 or by mail to PO Box 1253, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Bond Hearings will occur as usual. Notes:



McCormick
Last Updated - 04/15/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. If the courthouse closes, there will be staff present M-W-F from 10am-1pm for filings and payments. Eleventh Circuit Family Court Administrative Memorandum Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, mail, phone and fax. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by email and appointment. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond hearings will be conducted once per day. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: All filings and payments should be sent via mail or fax. Notes:



Municipal Court

No Details Provided



Newberry
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: By appointment only after calling the clerk's office. Family Court: 8th Circuit Family Court Memo Regarding Hearings via WebEx Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via mail and drop off. Contact the Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail, email and drop off. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation, Newberry County will hold bond hearings once a day. The bond hearing will be held at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekend days. The bonding judge will arrive at the Detention Center at 10 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday to sign any warrants and to address any court filings. This will go into effect on April 7th, 2020. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Newberry Central Court is open for receiving filings and payments. Court hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Notes: Persons coming into the courthouse must stand at least six feet apart from one another.



Municipal Court

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Newberry Municipal Court is open for receiving filings and payments. Court hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Notes: Persons coming into the Municipal Court Building must stand at least six feet apart from one another. Notes:



Oconee
Last Updated - 04/14/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

In order to continue to provide essential services to our citizens and protect the health and well-being of both citizens and staff, the Oconee County Clerk of Court’s Office has implemented the following precautionary measures:

  • Public access to the Oconee County Clerk of Court’s Office and the Oconee County Courthouse is restricted.
  • All in-person payments are accepted via the drive-through at the Oconee County Courthouse.
  • The Clerk of Court’s Office will maintain regular hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • For additional information or assistance, contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at (864) 638-4280 or clerkofcourtinfo@oconeesc.com.

Emergency hearings will continue to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as needed. Any hearings on non-emergency matters will be scheduled / rescheduled for a future date and time. The Oconee County Clerk of Court’s Office will be in communication with attorneys and parties to litigation regarding rescheduling. Continuances and extensions will be granted as appropriate.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, mail and drop box. Teleconferencing is available for emergency hearings. Contact the Probate Court for commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail and drop off. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Magistrates Courts will be open to the public 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Seneca and Walhalla Municipal Courts - Our offices are open but closed to the public. Individuals may call the court and after proper screening, may be allowed to enter for payments, filings, etc. No court hearings currently with the exception of any emergency hearing. Bond hearings are being conducted as normal for Seneca and Walhalla. Notes:



Orangeburg
Last Updated - 06/02/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 the Orangeburg County Courthouse will be open to accept filings and payments 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday - Friday. Attorneys and abstractors may search records during this time. Notes: The number of individuals allowed in the courthouse at any time and the distribution of those individuals within the courthouse are subject to the direction of security and courthouse staff. Failure to abide by their instructions shall subject said individual to immediate expulsion and further sanctions and charges as deemed appropriate.



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email and mail. Teleconferencing is available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail or online. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court will be conducted daily. Monday through Friday at 2:30 pm (allowing victims to be properly notified if necessary). 9:00 am Saturday and Sunday. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Traffic Hearings, Criminal Hearings, and jury trials are suspended until further notice. Bond Hearings, Probable Cause Hearings, and Emergency Hearings (Harassment, Stalking and Protection) will still be conducted. Civil Filings -- except for Landlord Tenant and Summary Ejectments -- will still be accepted. Scheduled Time Payments (STP) will also be accepted. Magistrate Court will be conducting Screenings for Public Defenders at this time. Please dial 803-533-5879 for further assistance. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Elloree Municipal Courts: All traffic court has been cancelled for the months of April and May. All pending cases will be heard in June barring any additional directives from the State. At this time we are encouraging anyone who has a pending traffic ticket/case to call the office to discuss payment or assistance with fines and are asking that tickets be paid online or by Money Order or Cashier's Check to protect our staff from touching money. Bond hearings will continue to be handled on a daily basis and remotely if possible to protect our staff. Eutawville Municipal Court: Payments can be made online or over the phone by going to www.eutawvillescpay.com or calling 833-881-3234: Traffic Hearings, Criminal Hearings, and jury trials are suspended until further notice. Bond Hearings will be deferred to Magistrate Court, Court administrative staff are available by phone or e-mail during normal business hours by calling 803-492-7064 ext. 2. North Municipal Court: Has resumed normal operation. Notes:



Pickens
Last Updated - 06/30/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Via mail only.

Pickens County Family Court Administrative Memorandum



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, drop box and mail. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail or drop off. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Beginning Thursday March 26, 2020 Bond Court will be held at 9:00 a.m. daily until further notice. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We are accepting civil filings and payments in office, by mail and some payments are being made online. Notes: Should our office limit entry, we will post signage outside the building, post information to our county’s website and face book account, as well as run any information on our local television station and advise over the telephone personally or by voicemail.



Municipal Court - Closed

Central Municipal Court - Closed to public. All jury trials and non-emergency hearings are cancelled until further notice. Criminal-Traffic Court is currently cancelled until May. Court cases set for April 14, 2020 will be rescheduled to May 20, 2020. Court cases set for April 15, 2020 will be rescheduled to May 19, 2020. Questions regarding ticket, arrest warrant or court date, contact (864) 639-6381 ext. 121 or email tgalbreath@cityofcentral.org. Fines can be paid by one of the following options: By mail to Central Municipal Court, PO Box 549, Central, SC 29630, Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to Central Municipal Court, By Drop Box located at Central Town Hall, 1067 West Main St, Central, SC 29630, Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to Central Municipal Court or website: http://www.sc.gov. Please write your ticket number/case number on the Money Order or Cashier's Check. City of Clemson Municipal Court: Closed to the public until further notice. All scheduled hearings are postponed until further notice. If the State of Emergency is lifted, all trials will be rescheduled for May or June. Notifications letters will be sent by the court to the address on your citation. If this address is incorrect please contact the court. If you have any questions please contact our office at 864-624-1152, leaving your full name, address, citation number, and phone number or email address. You may pay your fine online at www.cityofclemsonpayments.com or by calling 844-544-8545. The court will begin holding bond hearings at 10:30 a.m. only. Clemson University Municipal Court - Closed. April and May court dates will be continued to a later date. We are processing online payments and payments received in the mail. Online payments: clemsonuniversitycourtpayments.com. Click on the blue ticket on the left to access our payment portal. The middle picture takes you to the City of Clemson Municipal Court. To pay by mail, please mail check or money order to: Clemson University Municipal Court, G01-C Edgar Brown Union Clemson, SC 29634. (The address on the ticket is for the City of Clemson because that is where we hold court. Please mail your payments directly to us. The City of Easley Municipal Court has cancelled all jury trials and other non-emergency hearings until further notice. Traffic Court is currently canceled until May 1, 2020. Our court is closed to the public at this time. A judge remains on call 24/7 and bond hearings are conducted once per day at 1:00 p.m. The court is able to accept filings by mail and payments online or by mail. Liberty Municipal Court: Closed to the public. All April Court is cancelled. All court cases scheduled for April 8, 2020 will be rescheduled to June 3, 2020. On or before April 17, 2020, the decision will made as to whether May Court is cancelled as well. The Court will send notification letters regarding rescheduled court dates to the address listed on the ticket/warrant. Bond hearings will continue to be conducted at the Pickens County Detention Center; however, bond hearings will be limited to once per day at 11:00am. For questions regarding tickets, arrest warrants, court dates, or victims services, please call or email Becky Shirley: 864-843-3956 or bshirley@libertypd.org . Fines can be paid by one of the following methods: (1) by mail to Liberty Municipal Court, PO Box 716, Liberty, SC 29657-0716,via money order or cashier’s check made payable to Liberty Municipal Court; (2) by drop box located at the Liberty Municipal Court, 147 Kay Holcombe Rd., Liberty, SC 29657-0716,via exact cash, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to Liberty Municipal Court; (3) via phone call to Becky Shirley at 864-843-3956 using a credit card or debit card; or (4) by online payment at www.libertyscpayments.com. Pl ease write your ticket number/warrant number on your money order or cashier’s check. If you are paying with exact cash using the drop box, please place the exact cash in a sealed envelope with your ticket number/warrant number listed on the outside of the envelope. Pickens Municipal Court is continuing all court dates until at least August 1, 2020. If you have any questions you can call the office at 864-898-8162 if you just want to pay tickets you can pay online at www.pickenscourtpmts.com or call 1-877-794-1145. We also have a drop box out front of city hall you can leave your payment in there along with the ticket so we know who to apply the money to. Persons may also send a money order or cashier's check by mail to P.O. Box 217 Pickens, S.C. 29671.



Richland
Last Updated - 06/08/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

All Jury Trials have been postponed. Non-jury matters will be scheduled at the Chief Administrative Judge’s discretion. Acceptance of Filings and Payments (money orders and cashier’s checks only – payable to Clerk of Court) will be accepted via mail or drop box in the lobby of the courthouse.

There will be limited administrative staff in Civil, Criminal, and Family Courts M-F 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Numbers to call for assistance – Civil Records 803.576.1947, Criminal Records 803.576.1939 and Family Court 803.576.3326 or 803.576.3341. Limited staff members will be available to process filings and payments, answer phone calls and respond to general requests.

Fifth Circuit Family Court Operations and Web Ex Memo

Fifth Circuit Family Court Memo for Self-Represented Litigants



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Probate Court closed to public. Contact via email and mail. Filings/payment can be made via mail (send to Richland County Probate Court, PO Box 192, Columbia SC 29202 and drop box located at the front door. Mail and drop-offs quarantined for 48 hrs. and are under surveillance by Richland County Sherriff’s Department. Emergency. Commitment and emergency guardianship and conservatorship hearings will be held via video conferencing. Marriage license applications are temporarily suspended. Please continue to monitor website for updates at: http://www.richlandcountysc.gov/Government/Courts-and-Judicial-System/Probate-Court. All non-emergency hearings handled on case by case basis. Notes: Use the website for staff and emergency contacts as determined by your needs: http://www.richlandcountysc.gov/Government/Courts-and-Judicial-System/Probate-Court



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Richland County twenty-four hour Bond Court located at 201 John Mark Dial Road, Columbia, SC 29209 will proceed with bond hearings as normally scheduled and a judge is available 24 hours a day to satisfy the on-call requirement. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Central Magistrate Court, located at 2500 Decker Boulevard, Columbia SC 29206 will be available for restraining order filings and scheduled restraining order hearings. Citations also can be paid online at www.rcgov.us/payticket to any Richland County Magistrate Office. The citizens must have ticket number in order to pay online. They are to call (803) 576-2300 regarding the Decker Center cases. The District Offices will have a law clerk to answer calls for any question the citizens may have from 8:30 – 5:00 PM. In the District Courts, if citizens wish to file any civil matters, the filings can be mailed with a check or money order made payable to the Magistrate District Court. Citizens can visit sccourts.org or the Richland County Magistrate website for filing forms. Telephone calls will be returned with a 24-hour period in all Courts. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Columbia Municipal Court is closed until further notice due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. All Criminal, Traffic, Quality of Life, Domestic Violence, Homeless Court, Jury Trials, Roster Meetings and Preliminary Hearing Court Session are postponed. All parties will be notified of new court dates via US mail. Bond Court and emergency hearings will be conducted once a day starting at 9:00 am at Alvin S. Glen Detention Center. Fine payments can be made online at http://www6.rcgov.us/SCJDWeb/OnlinePayments/disclaimer.aspx The City of Forest Acres Municipal Court is open on a limited basis until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All court sessions have been rescheduled for the month of June and summons have been mailed to all parties via US Mail. Parties will be notified by US Mail if those court dates are further rescheduled. Bond hearings are being handled at the Alvin S. Glen Detention Center according to the Richland County Magistrate’s Court Bond hearing schedule. The office is open at 5205 North Trenholm Road for filings, fine payments, or questions. Online payments are also accepted at https://ssl.sc.gov/checkout/ForestAcres/courtPayments.html. You may also call 803-790-5947 with any questions. Notes:



Saluda
Last Updated - 04/15/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Via drop box only. Eleventh Circuit Family Court Administrative Memorandum Notes: Receiving USPS, UPS and FedEx services Mon-Fri 864-445-4500 main number Real Estate – Ext #2216 or email: phorne@saludacounty.sc.gov Circuit Court – Ext #2217 erodgers@saludacounty.sc.gov Family Court – Ext #2218 djones@saludacounty.sc.gov Clerk of Court – Ext. #2215 scoleman@saludacounty.sc.gov



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email and mail. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court will be held once per day at 1:00 p.m. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Closed to the public by the county council. All are encouraged to mail or go online for payments and filings. We are open for emergency hearings. Please call 864-445-4500 ext #2236 & #2226 for information & to be admitted into the building. Notes:



Municipal Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Filings and payments should be done online or via mail. Bond hearings for the municipality of Saluda will be held once per day at 7:30 a.m. Notes:



Spartanburg
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: April 6, 2020: The Spartanburg County Judicial Center has closed for deep cleaning due to a positive COVID-19 case. The closure will last at least 48 hours and possibly longer. More information will be provided to those persons who have pending matters in any court this week either by email or phone. For questions or concerns you may contact Amy Cox at acox@spartanburgcounty.org. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building has restricted access. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via phone, email, drop box and mail. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearings. Video conferencing and teleconferencing available for commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by mail. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Spartanburg County has a separate office and courtroom at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: For purposes of magistrate court, access to the Spartanburg County Courthouse is currently limited to individuals that are litigants or witnesses in a restraining order hearing, present to file documents, present to make a payment, or present for an emergency hearing. Notes: Most court functions have been postponed or modified by order of the Chief Justice. All traffic, criminal and civil court, except for restraining order hearings, bond hearings and motions regarding bond, have been reset and will be heard once normal operations resume. Reset letters will be mailed to the address that is provided to the court. All parties with a pending case are responsible for making sure that the court has their accurate mailing address. If you have a pending case and your mailing address is different than the address on your ticket, warrant, or civil filing, please contact the appropriate court immediately to update your mailing address. Anyone wishing to make a payment may mail the payment to the respective court or make a payment online at https://publicindex.sccourts.org/spartanburg/onlinepayments/. The mailing address for the Spartanburg Central Magistrate Court is Magistrate Court, 180 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. The mailing address for each district court may be found at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/594/Offices. Before visiting the Spartanburg County Central Magistrate Court at the main courthouse, we recommend that you call 864-596-2564 so that we may advise you. Before visiting any of the district magistrate courts, we recommend that you call the respective district court so that they may advise you. The telephone numbers for the district offices are available at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/594/Offices.



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Spartanburg Municipal Court - remains open to perform daily operations. Traffic court has been suspended until May 4, 2020. Criminal court is being held on a case-by-case to address bond issues and other emergency matters. Members of the public are being asked to call or refer to the website prior to coming to the court office to determine if their issues can be resolved without their appearance. Our website has been updated to reflect changes due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Notes:



Sumter
Last Updated - 04/06/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: As normal. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearing and commitment hearings. Video conferencing and teleconferencing available for commitment hearings. Unable to take marriage applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond Court is being held twice daily at 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Regarding the posting of bail bonds, all bondsmen should contact the court in advance regarding releases for processing. If a bondsman has any filings regarding a bond, such filing will be accepted by the Presiding Judge at Bond Court. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: The Summary Court has set up a drop box for the payment of all criminal tickets issued by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and Sumter Police Department. The drop box will be checked once an hour. The drop box is located in the main parking lot facing the Sumter County Summary Court at 190 East Canal Street. Citizens are strongly encouraged to pay tickets online on the Sumter County Government Website at www.sumtercountysc.org, or at the www.sc.gov website. Regarding civil filings, we will continue to accept filings by mail other than evictions. The only filings the court will accept in person are for restraining orders. If you have any questions regarding civil filings, please contact the Summary Court for further instructions. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Mayesville Municipal Court: The court will adjust operations as warranted to address public needs due to the evolving public health conditions. This may include but not limited to: 1. Stagger individuals appearances and make other reasonable efforts to minimize the number of people gathered in court at one time; and 2. Remotely conducting proceedings, and adjusting the venue or frequency of hearings. Notes:



Union
Last Updated - 06/16/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments:

Clerk staff will come to door to accept. Family court filings at drive up window.



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via drop box. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings. Contact Probate Court for commitment hearings. Marriage license applications may be submitted by appointment only. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Bond court will be held once per day at 5 p.m. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Filings and payments should be done via mail or online if at all possible. If unable to complete transaction via phone or internet, there is limited access at the court. Notes:



Municipal Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: City of Union Municipal Court is closed. Bond Hearings once daily 7:00 p.m. Notes:



Williamsburg
Last Updated - 05/19/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: At drop box outside only. Notes:



Probate Court - Closed

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Building closed to public. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, mail, drop box, and drop off. Video conferencing available for emergency hearings and commitment hearings. Unable to take marriage applications. All non-emergency hearings are continued. Notes:



Bond Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Conducting bond hearings/court once per day at 9:00 a.m. ***Effective June 1, 2020 Williamsburg County Bond Court will be held twice daily at 9:00am and 3:00pm.*** Notes:



Magistrate Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Taking payments and accepting filings in the office 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Notes:



Municipal Court - Limited

Hemingway Municipal Court, Kingstree Municipal Court, Lane Municipal Court, and Greeleyville Municipal Court: The Municipal Courts of Williamsburg County are open Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm for the acceptance of traffic fines, and other payments using a drop box. No Municipal Court cases are scheduled at this time, and will not be scheduled until further notice from South Carolina Court Administration. Bond Court is conducted once per day (7 days per week) at 9:00am at the Williamsburg County Detention Center, and is coordinated through the Williamsburg County Magistrate Office.



York
Last Updated - 05/26/2020

Family Court and Circuit Court (General Sessions, Common Pleas and Masters in Equity) - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: By appointment only by contacting clerk's office. Notes:



Probate Court - Limited

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Probate Court limited to public access. Contact via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings/payment can be made via email, mail and drop box. Contact Probate Court for emergency hearings. Contact local mental health center for emergency commitments. Marriage applications may be submitted by mail. Non-emergency hearings scheduled as of March 27, 2020, remain on the calendar (safe distancing and other safety measures will be implemented). All other non-emergency hearings are scheduled after June 1, 2020. Notes:



Bond Court - Normal

Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, Bond Court will resume its regular operating hours with normal in-office hours. Bond hearings will return to the regular schedule and the court will be accepting discharges as normal. Notes:



Magistrate Court - Limited

Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, all townships will resume regular business operating hours with staff on hand to assist. However, persons should continue to utilize the payment and filing methods listed below when possible. Acceptance of Filings and Payments: We are maintaining regular business hours, with necessary staff to accept filings and payments. Payments are being encouraged to be made online. Fort Mill Magistrate's Court: Public access to the Fort Mill Magistrate’s Office is restricted. Court staff will be able to assist you via email during normal business hours, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. You can reach the court or make non-eviction filings using this email address: fortmillfilings@yorkcountygov.com or fax filings to (803) 547-6344. You can mail filings to: 120 East Elliott Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715. The Post Office is on the same block as our building and is located at 201 Tom Hall St, Fort Mill, SC 29715. You can leave us a message at (803) 547-5572, but the best way to reach us is at: fortmillfilings@yorkcountygov.com. Please include your name, case number, & contact info (phone number, email address, etc.) in any correspondence. It is your responsibility to update your contact info if it has changed. If you need to pay a fine, you can mail a money order or cashier’s check to us. You can also pay with a credit/debit card online at: https://sc.gov/court-payments. Notes: Emergency hearings (e.g., applications for a restraining order) will be held as normal.



Municipal Court - Limited

Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, all townships will resume regular business operating hours with staff on hand to assist. However, persons should continue to utilize the payment and filing methods listed below when possible. Acceptance of Filings and Payments: Rock Hill Municipal Court- Rock Hill Law Center building closed to public. Contact court via phone, email, mail and fax. Filings can be made via fax, mail, and by appointment. Payments can be made by mail, online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/rockhillsc or by phone. Video conferencing is used for bond hearings, plea hearings and commitment hearings. All bench court, jury trials and other court hearings have been canceled through April 30. All parties will be notified by mail of their rescheduled court date. York Municipal Court - open as normal for filings, payments, and bond hearings until further notice. Bench and Jury trials scheduled for March 16-31 have been cancelled. Parties will be notified via mail of their rescheduled trial date. For additional information please go to yorksc.gov.