It is the duty of the office of the Clerk of Court to provide a wide range of services to the public, judicial system, county government and other agencies. The mission of the Clerk of Court is to administer these services with pride and to ensure accessibility and courtesy in the administration of justice.

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Department Functions

  • Process legal actions of a civil nature, for claims involving more than $7,500. You may also contact Magistrate’s Court (843) 719-4220
  • Maintain the records of cases heard in the Court of Common Pleas, which involve civil disputes between two or more parties
  • Keep records of criminal cases heard in the Court of General Sessions
  • Maintain the records of Family Court which includes juvenile, domestic relations, child support, interstate custody, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, orders of protection, adoption and Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act cases
  • Schedule Civil Jury and Non-Jury trials
  • Keep records of judgments for the Court of Common Pleas
  • Prepare and schedule hearing dockets for Family Court judges
  • Collect and disburse court-ordered monies
  • Maintain records of bond issues
  • Provide copies of divorce decrees and maintain the records of divorce proceedings
  • Record notaries and maintain notary applications
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