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To file for child support, the following options exist:
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The Solicitor’s Office schedules criminal cases for trial. Call the Solicitor’s office at 843-546-3751. All documents filed with the court are public records and are available through the Clerk of Court’s Office. Sometimes sealed by special court order, and sometimes sealed and confidential by operation of law, such as Adoptions, Abuse and Neglect and criminal files relating to juveniles, availability of documents vary.
You may visit the Family Court office at 401 Cleland Street, Georgetown, with a picture ID to check on payments or get a printout. If you are unable to come to the Family Court office, please call the State Disbursement Unit at 800-768-5858.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services officially implemented the "Federally Mandated" State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in Georgetown effective June 1, 2019. Since that date, obligors must make support payments to the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit. Mail to:South Carolina State Disbursement UnitP.O. Box 100302Columbia, SC 29202
Magistrate (Summary) Court handles traffic tickets. Contact the office of the magistrate or the trial judge listed on your ticket. The tickets are generally handled in the Magistrate or Municipal (city) courts.