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Responsibilities & Jurisdiction
The Municipal Court is an independent branch of city government as established by the City Council and is responsible for the administration of justice within the jurisdiction of the city.
Municipal Court is a summary court under the authority of the unified court system of the State of South Carolina and as such adjudicates misdemeanor violations of city and state laws. The Municipal Court is subject to the directives of the City Council and the South Carolina Courts Administration Office.
The Municipal Judges of the City are appointed by City Council for terms as determined by City Council. The Clerk of Court and Court Clerks are full-time employees of the city.