The Clerk of Court provides administrative support for the 1st Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. This includes General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family and Juvenile Court.
Mailing Address & Office Location:
5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, South Carolina 29477
Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays
Clerk of Court - Summerville: (843) 832-0160 St. George: (843) 563-0160
Family Court - Summerville: (843) 832-0360 St. George: (843) 563-0360
Criminal Clerk - Summerville: (843) 832-0231 St. George: (843) 563-0231
Civil Clerk - Summerville: (843) 832-0108 St. George: (843) 563-0108
Our goal is to ensure that our services are rendered in a timely and efficient manner.
In General Sessions, the Clerk of Court is responsible for the accepting and maintaining all warrants that are not misdemeanors. We handle the property bonds for parties that are able to post bond until trial.
In Common Pleas, the Clerk of Court is responsible for maintaining all paperwork in the civil cases, scheduling jury and non-jury trials as well as scheduling all motions that need to be heard.
In Family Court, the Clerk of Courts maintains all records regarding anything involving domestic and family relationships in nature. We are required to schedule hearings, process and disburse child support payments as well as determine and schedule hearings for past due child support payments. In Juvenile Court, our office is responsible for maintaining all paperwork as well as scheduling all hearings for the department of juvenile justice.
The Clerk of Court is also responsible for drawing jurors for Common Pleas, General Sessions Court and the Grand Jury for Dorchester County.