Municipal Court FAQs

Municipal Court Guidelines

Before appearing for a court date, please read our Municipal Court Guidelines.

Online Ticket Payments

To pay your tickets online go here

Jury Duty

If you have received a summons, please read What to Expect When You Are Selected for Jury Duty.

There are certain factors or circumstances that exempt, excuse or disqualify residents from jury duty: Jury Duty Exemptions, Postponements and Excuses.

Responsibilities & Jurisdiction

The Municipal Court is an independent branch of city government as established by 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.

Municipal Judges

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.


Bags, purses, backpacks and containers of any type are prohibited.

  • Weapons of any type are prohibited

  • Cell phones are permitted in the court.

  • All persons are subjects to security screening and entering this facility constitutes consent to screening.

Failures to consent to security screening will result in entry being denied.

Diversionary Programs

There are multiple programs offered for different types of offenses that can be taken to have your case dismissed. Click the link below to learn about the diversion services offered in Berkeley County.

Here is a link to more info:


Contact Us

Amy Weatherford

Clerk of Court

843-569-4230 ext 1218


Court Office

(843) 569-4230

Municipal Court

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.,  3 p.m.

Jury Trials

First Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.


Judge Colleen Taylor is the City's fulltime judge. 


Municipal Courthouse