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The Clerk of Courts' office provides administrative support for the 1st Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. This includes General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family and Juvenile Court. The office is responsible for the accepting and processing all paperwork concerning these courts. We are required to maintain all the records of each court.

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 Court, again 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.

The Clerk of Courts does not provide legal advice.


Circuit Court  is located at 5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC 29477

Family Court is located at 212 Deming Way Dr., Summerville, SC.

Office hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, excluding

If any copies are needed, you must come into the office and copy them at a cost of 50 cents per page. Our office does not provide research of any kind (record checks). We have a public terminal that is available during office hours. Our office does not provide any child support information over the telephone, only in person with a proper id. A child support payment is mailed out the same day it is posted.

Clerks/Courts St George Summerville
Civil Clerk

(843) 563-0108 

(843) 832-0108
Criminal Clerk (843) 563-0231 (843) 832-0231
Family Court (843) 563-0360 (843) 832-0360


Clerk of Court  Cheryl L. Graham
5200 East Jim Bilton Boulevard
St. George, S.C. 29477
Telephone: (843) 563 -0160
Fax: (843) 563 -0178
Civil Court Coordinator

Rebecca Stevens

5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, S.C. 29477
Telephone: 843-832-0108

Family Court Director Cynthia Lee
P.O. Box 1885
212 Deming Way Dr
Summervile, S.C. 29484
Telephone: 843-832-0360
Fax: 843-832-0359

Last updated: 1/19/2017 3:30:43 PM