Post Office Drawer 1156
21 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.
Abbeville, SC 29620
864 446-6555 fax
Weekend bond court hours are at 8:30 am and 5:00pm
Please visit the following link for forms to be used in the Magistrate's Court
you will then click on the "FORMS" link on the left-hand side menue of the page, click on "ALL COURT TYPES", highlight Magistrate/Municipal and click "SUBMIT".
Our Court handles all landlord/tenant evictions and trespasser ejectments for Abbeville County, as well as Summary Court actions, i.e. Claim and Deliveries, Summons & Complaints, Restraining Orders, Orders of Protection, Rule to Show Cause hearings and Magistrate Lien Sales.
Traffic Court is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
Criminal Court is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 am
Jury Trials and Preliminary Hearings are held once a month, with days and times varying.
We strive to serve the Public to the best of Our ability with a POSITIVE, PROFESSIONAL
and IMPARTIAL ATTITUDE.
Q: How do I get my driver's license reinstated for unpaid traffic tickets?
A: Pay your outstanding traffic ticket(s) at the appropriate court and then present the reinstatement form and required fee to the Department of Public Safety or Highway Department of the state in which you are a licensed driver.
Q: I have lost my traffic ticket. How can I find out when and where to go to court?
A: Contact Summary Courts Administration.
Q: When can I evict a renter for non-payment of rent?
A: After the tenant is over 5 days late with the rent, the landlord can file for eviction. In South Carolina courts, a month-to-month or verbal agreement is as valid as a written contract. There is a two part process to the eviction filing process. After the $40.00 fee is paid, the first part is served and the tenant is given 10 days to move. If the tenant has not moved in the 10 days, the landlord will then file the second part, and pay an additional $10.00. On the eviction day, the landlord will then be responsible for moving the tenants belongings to the curb.
Q: How do I collect the $300.00 my neighbor owes me for repairing his automobile?
A: In order to collect monies owed to you, you must file a summons and complaint at the Abbeville County Magistrate's Office. This will require an $80.00 filing fee, and you must provide a current Abbeville County address for the person from whom you wish to collect. The Small Claims Court can handle civil claims of up to $7,500.
Honorable Susan G. Cothran
Honorable Carolyn W. Brownlee
Honorable John R. Nixon
Bonnie Scroggs, Court Administrator
Vicki Johnson, Civil Clerk
John Holland, Magisrates Constable