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.

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