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Small Claims Court - North

Address
4045 Bridgeview Dr PO Box 60037 Charleston, SC 29405
Phone
843-202-6650
Fax
843-202-6620
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Small Claims
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
17 magistrates under this court. County magistrate requests for background checks forwarded to Sheriff's Office- 843-202-6610.

Criminal Records

Required Information

at court- name, years to search, magistrate who heard the case, ticket or case number; also helpful- court date.

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

at court- name, years to search, magistrate who heard the case, case number; also helpful- court date.

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Ravenel Magistrate Court

Address
5962 Hwy 165, #200 Ravenel, SC 29470-5514
Phone
843-889-8332
Fax
843-889-9202
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Holds case files for closed court on Edisto Is. Access civil, judgment, criminal, traffic recs at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

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McClellanville Magistrate Court

Address
PO Box 7 10009 Hwy 17 N McClellanville, SC 29458
Phone
843-887-3334
Fax
843-887-3901
Hours
9AM-N, 1-4PM M & TH
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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Magistrate Court - North Area 3

Address
7272 Cross County Rd North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone
843-767-2743
Fax
843-760-6887
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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Magistrate Court-North Charleston 2

Address
2145 Melbourne Ave #100 2145 Melbourne Ave #100 North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone
843-745-2215
Fax
843-745-2334
Hours
8:30AM-1PM, 2-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at http://jcmsweb.charlestoncounty.org/publicindex/PISearch.aspx.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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East Cooper Magistrate Court

Address
1189 Sweet Grass Gasket Pky PO Box 584 Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone
843-856-1205
Fax
843-856-1204
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect. Mailing address is PO Box 584, ZIP 29422

Criminal Records

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Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

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Johns Island/Wadmalaw Magistrate Court

Address
1527 Main Rd, #100 Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone
843-559-1218
Fax
843-559-2378
Hours
8:30AM-12:30PM, 1:30-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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James Island Magistrate Court

Address
615 Riverland Dr 615 Riverland Dr James Island, SC 29412
Phone
843-795-1140
Fax
843-406-2753
Hours
8:30AM-12:30PM, 1:30-4:30PM M-TH; 8AM-N F
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

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Magistrate Court- North Area 1

Address
4045 Bridge View Dr. PO Box 70235 North Charleston, SC 29415
Phone
843-202-6650/6610
Fax
843-202-6652
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Small Claims
Civil Note
Civil case details from 1998 forward can be accessed at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.
General Note
Access civil, judgment, criminal and traffic records at www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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Circuit Court

Address
100 Broad St, #106 Charleston, SC 29401-2210
Phone
843-958-5000
Fax
843-958-5020
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $7,500
Restricted Records
No adoption, juvenile, sealed or expunged records released
Civil Note
Civil case details 1988 forward, also judgments and lis pendens are free at http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/connect. Online document images go back to 1/1/1999.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful: SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 4/92, prior on books and microfilm from 1918

Record Retrieval Methods

Online, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Charleston County Court Recorder Offices

Register Mense Conveyances

Address
Charleston County PO Box 726 Charleston, SC 29402
Phone
843-958-4800
Fax
843-958-4803
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search include day book (same day recording), deed, mortgage, misc. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1978.

Courier Offices

Address
101 Meeting St, Rm 200 Charleston, SC 29402

County Assessor

Phone
843-958-4100

Treasurer

Phone
843-958-4360

Elections

Appraiser
843-745-2226

Vital

Appraiser
843-740-0801