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Clerk of Court

The Calhoun County Clerk of Court's office is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is located on the first floor of the Calhoun County Courthouse. The office is closed on all major holidays.

For Family Court matters, contact us by phone at (803) 874-3524 or by fax at (803) 874-1942. Any Family Court case requiring more than one day for a hearing will need to contact the Chief Administrative Judge for scheduling.

To access child support information, please call 1-800-768-5858. You will need your case ID number. To obtain this number, please call the Clerk's office at (803) 874-3524, option 1.

Effective July 1, 2005, the Clerk of Court's office will no longer accept or file any actions - Civil, Criminal or otherwise - that does not contain a cover sheet. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.


The Clerk serves both the Circuit Court and the Family Court. The Circuit Court consists of General Sessions or Criminal Court and Common Pleas or Civil Court. The Clerk is responsible for maintenance of and docket management of all cases filed in the Circuit Court.

  • General Sessions duties include receipt of criminal warrants, transmission of warrants to the solicitor, receipt of bonds and jury management.
  • Common Pleas duties include scheduling jury and non-jury trials, scheduling motion hearings and jury management.
  • Family Court duties include scheduling hearings, collection and disbursement of court-ordered child support, issuance of rules to show cause for non-compliance of court orders and maintenance of juvenile records.
  • The clerk is also the Register of Deeds and is responsible for the recording and maintenance of all real estate transactions for the county.
    • Property records are available online via TitleSearcher, which you may find at this link. TitleSearcher is a paid service that requires a subscription for access.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide criminal records checks?
    • No, requests for criminal records are handled by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
  • How much do copies cost?
    • Copies are $.50 per page.
  • Are personal checks accepted as payment for child support?
    • No, support payments must be cash, money order or wage withholding by employer.
  • I was served with a rule to show cause, but I have paid my child support current. Do I still have to come to court?
    • Yes. If you do not, a bench warrant could be issued for your arrest.
  • How do I get someone out of jail on a Family Court case?
    • They must first have a hearing to find out the Judge’s ruling. In some cases the Judge has already given a cash bond amount when the bench warrant was issued. This bond must be paid in cash only at the Clerk of Court’s office and then a discharge will be given.

Juror Information

The State Election Commission provides every County each year with a list of potential jurors. Your name will appear on the list if you have one of the following: A voter registration card, a South Carolina drivers license, or a state issued ID card.

Jurors are selected at random by computer and notified by mail. Jurors should complete the juror response form and return in the envelope provided by the court. Please call the Clerk’s office if you have questions.

Jurors should report at the appropriate time to the second floor courtroom. Proper dress is required – no tank tops or shorts. Cell phones are not allowed in the courtroom.

Jurors are paid $25.00 per day for their service. A call in system is provided for juror’s convenience. Specific instructions on how to use the system will be given once you have been qualified as a potential juror.

Jury service usually lasts no longer than one week. An excuse for your employer will be provided if needed after your service has ended.