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

Mission Statement


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.

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:


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

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