To provide a resolution for non-jury lawsuits with a high level of courtesy, efficiency and professionalism.

Mission Statement

IT IS ORDERED that Circuit, Family, Probate, and Master-in-Equity Courts statewide may begin holding in-person proceedings, other than jury trials, on Monday, March 15. Additionally, Circuit Courts may conduct in-person grand jury proceedings beginning March 15. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Circuit Courts statewide may begin holding jury trials on Monday, April 5.

https://www.sccourts.org/whatsnew/displaywhatsnew.cfm?indexID=2571

 Please call the courts for questions regarding a specific case.

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Due to COVID-19, South Carolina Chief Justice Beatty has ordered the suspension of all in-person summary court proceedings starting January 11, until further notice.

This excludes bond hearings and emergency matters including, but not limited to, restraining orders, orders of protection, and vacating of bench warrants.

View the full order HERE: http://bit.ly/2Lwx3NB

For questions, please call the following court locations:

  • Moncks Corner (all matters, including all traffic court): 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

Department Functions

The Master In Equity:

  • Hears cases referred or transferred by consent of attorneys or by Order of the Circuit Court
  • Schedules pre-trial conferences
  • Considers pre-trial motions
  • Researches applicable law
  • Issues written orders
  • Handling all post-trial motions
  • Coordinates and performs the monthly Master’s Sale

The Monthly Master’s sale is generally held the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 A. M. in courtroom B at the Berkeley County Courthouse. Please click here for more information.

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this site please consult an attorney. We are unable to give legal advice.

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Berkeley County Government Offices, Courthouse Closing at 2 p.m. TODAY, March 18

Berkeley County Government Offices, Courthouse Closing at 2 p.m. TODAY, March 18

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 18, 20211 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, March 18, 2021) – All Berkeley County Government Offices and the Courthouse will close at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 18 due to the threat of severe weather.…

Court Operations to Resume Normal Scheduling September 21

Court Operations to Resume Normal Scheduling September 21

Jenna Ley JamisonSeptember 16, 2020

Starting Monday, September 21, 2020, South Carolina court operations will resume normal scheduling and docket management, including in-person hearings in Circuit Court and Family Court, as well as General Sessions and Common Pleas…

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAugust 3, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal…

County Courthouse Announces Reopening Plan

County Courthouse Announces Reopening Plan

hmoldenhauerMay 26, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, May 26, 2020) – Berkeley County Clerk of Court Leah Dupree announces the following reopening plan for the Berkeley County Courthouse. On June 1, Family Court will resume a…

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, May 8, 2020) – Berkeley County Government buildings will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20. The Voters Registration and Elections Office will be open to the public…

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