Payment of Fees1. Can I pay filing fees by electronic check or EFT from my bank account?
2. What types of credit cards will be accepted?
No. All fees must be paid by credit card.
3. Can the E-Filing system store my credit card information?
Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted.
4. Do you accept bulk prepayment of fees instead of paying for each E-Filing?
No, due to federal banking and credit card requirements, neither the South Carolina Judicial Department, nor SCGov stores any credit card information.
5. Do I have to pay E-Filing costs as well as court costs?
No. Fees can only be paid at the time a document is submitted.
6. On the payment screen, why does it say "estimated" court fees? Can the fees be changed for some reason?
A technology fee is added to all transactions that require a filing fee. Any transaction with fees will also incur charges from SCGov for payment processing. All fees may be reviewed on the Review and Approve Filing page prior to submission.
7. Is the credit card transaction posted when the E-Filing is submitted?
The clerk may reduce or waive the fees. The clerk cannot increase the fees.
8. What if I represent a client who isn't required to pay fees?
No. The credit card transaction is pending until the Clerk accepts the filing.
9. What does NIC stand for in the payment process?
A Certification of Indigent Representation must be E-Filed with the first responsive document, and a waiver for reason of indigency should be requested. Thereafter, you will not be assessed any fees in the case.
10. Are charges incurred for serving or reviewing documents through the E-Filing System?
NIC stands for National Information Consortium.
11. Where can I review a list of the Technology Fees?
The Technology Fee schedule is located on the E-Filing Portal page at http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/.