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The Clerk of Court provides administrative support for the First Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. This includes General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family and Juvenile Court.

Clerk of Court Mailing Address & Office Location:

5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, South Carolina 29477


Family Court is located at the Troy Knight Judicial Complex, 212 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483


Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Clerk of Court:  (843) 832-0160 or (843) 563-0160

Family Court :  (843) 832-0360 or (843) 563-0360

Criminal Clerk: (843) 832-0231 or (843) 563-0231 

Civil Clerk : (843) 832-0108 or (843) 563-0108

Jury Coordinator: (843) 851-5784 or (843) 563-5784


In General Sessions, the Clerk of Court is responsible for accepting and maintaining all warrants and posting bonds.

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.

The Clerk of Court draws and summons jurors for the Court of Common Pleas, General Sessions and the Grand Jury for Dorchester County.

In Family Court, the Clerk of Court maintains all records regarding anything involving domestic and family relationships in nature. The Clerk of Court is 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, the Clerk of Court office is responsible for maintaining all paperwork as well as scheduling all hearings for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Last updated: 6/22/2017 2:33:43 PM