Bankruptcy proceedings are an action of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina.
Individuals claiming to be court officers or law enforcement officers may contact you stating a warrant has been issued for your failure to appear for jury duty. These individuals will also try to verify your personal information and/or tell you that the warrant can be taken care of by paying a fine with your credit card or by obtaining a pre-paid debit card.
Do not give out any sensitive personal information. Court officials will not ask for confidential information or money over the phone. If you believe you have been a victim of a jury scam, contact your local police agency to file a report about the incident.
- Traffic tickets issued in the county are handled at Magistrates Court: 803-283-3983
- Traffic tickets issued in the city are handled at City Court: 803-283-3313
- Clerk of Court's Office
- Department of Juvenile Justice
- Family Courtroom
- Department of Probation Parole and Pardon Services
- Probate Court
- Jury Assembly
- Circuit Courtroom A
- Circuit Courtroom B
- Circuit Courtroom C
- Office of the 6th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Office
- Office of the 6th Judicial Circuit Chief Public Defenders Office
The Clerk of Court does not directly provide case information to credit bureaus or any other companies. However, all public records are available for any interested party to research. Public records in civil cases are available in our office or online.
Ended Common Pleas cases are appealed to theCourt of Appeals or the Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Generally, when the amount or value of property in dispute is less than $7,500.00, the matter is filed and heard in Small Claims Court. If the amount in dispute is more than $7,500.00, the matter is filed and heard in the Court of Common Pleas.
For Small claims contact the Magistrates Court at 803-283-3983.
If you feel like you are the victim of a crime, you should contact the nearest police department in your area.
- Cash deposit of the amount set in lieu of a bond or a Cashier's Check.
- A Bonding Company can also post the bail bond for you.
- An individual can pledge property (land/house, mobile homes are not accepted) to the Clerk of Court as collateral for the bond. The property must be located in Lancaster County.
Cash Percentage in Lieu of Bonds:
- If the bond order permits, a cash percentage of the full amount of bond may be posted with the Clerk of Court in the amount ordered by the court.
- An individual can pledge real estate (land/house, mobile homes are not accepted) to the Clerk of Court as collateral for the bond. The property must be located in Lancaster County.
If your case is through DSS, contact them regarding a review for an increase. If not, you will have to file a new case using Form SCCA431 and pay a $150 filing fee. If you have had a substantial change of circumstances and would like the court to consider reducing your obligation, you must file a new case and pay a $150 filing fee. In both cases, it is advisable to seek the advice of an attorney.
The following website may be helpful in modifying your child support: sccourts.org
- A petition for name change
- The results of a fingerprint and criminal background check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
- A sworn statement or affidavit stating whether you are under an order to pay child support or alimony.
- A screening statement from SLED stating whether you are on the sex offender registry.
- A screening statement from DSS stating whether you are on the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect.
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