Clerk of Court
This department functions to provide administrative support, maintaining court records and information of the judicial system for Common Pleas, Family Court and General Sessions including criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, civil, family, and juvenile cases.
This department maintains records of cases heard in Court of Common Pleas, which is civil disputes between parties (i.e. automobile accidents, medical malpractices, personal injury and appeals from lower courts).
The Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases concerning domestic disputes.
The General Sessions Court hears criminal cases. The principal parties in these cases are the solicitor, who represents the state, and the defendant’s attorney.
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Magistrates - Traffic Court
There are six Magistrate Courts in Georgetown County including Central Traffic Court.
The Master-in-Equity facilitates relatively quick and inexpensive means of litigation resolution for non-jury matters.
This department functions to provide services (i.e. probating estates, resolving disputes in estates and trusts, handling involuntary commitments for chemical dependency and/or mental illness, obtaining marriage licenses, appointing and supervising guardians and conservators, and approving minor and wrongful death settlements), to the public ever mindful of the sensitive nature of the service provided and the emotional state of the client.
The Solicitor’s office is responsible for the prosecution of adults charged with General Sessions Court offenses, and juveniles charged with all criminal and statutory offenses (such as truancies) which are heard in Family Court.