Dorchester South Carolina
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Dorchester County Criminal & Court Records

Circuit Court

Address
5200 Jim Bildton Blvd St George, SC 29477
Phone
843-563-0160
Fax
843-563-0178
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $7,500, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No adoption, juvenile, sealed or expunged records released
Civil Note
Civil case details free at www.dorchestercounty.net/scjdweb/publicindex/. Online records may have incorrect/missing IDs, wrong charge codes, and be missing cases, sentence details, probation updates/violations.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB, signed release; SSN helpful

Years Available

Criminal records indexed in books back to 1950s, on computer since 1994

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Summerville Magistrate Court

Address
212 Deming Way, Box 10 Summerville, SC 29483
Phone
843-832-0370
Fax
843-832-0371
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims
General Note
Access court records free at www.dorchestercounty.net/scjdweb/publicindex/. Online records may be missing cases or sentence details.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Computerized records go back to 1994, others back to 1990.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, fax, in person

Civil Records

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St George Magistrate Court

Address
5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd St. George, SC 29477
Phone
843-563-0130
Fax
843-563-0123
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $7,500, Eviction, Small Claims
General Note
Access court records free at www.dorchestercounty.net/scjdweb/publicindex/. Online records may be missing cases or sentence details.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

Required Information

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Dorchester County Court Recorder Offices

Register of Deeds

Address
Dorchester County PO Box 38 St. George, SC 29477
Phone
843-563-0181
Fax
843-563-0182
Hours
8:30AM-5PM (recording hrs 8:30AM-4:30PM)
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search include grantor/grantee, mortgagor/mortgagee, plat, state tax lien, federal tax lien, UCC, mechanics lien. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 3/8/1994.

Courier Offices

Address
201 Johnston St St. George, SC 29477

County Assessor

Phone
843-563-0162

Treasurer

Phone
843-563-0165

Elections

Appraiser
843-563-0132

Vital

Appraiser
843-563-0107