En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 8, 2009

Courthouse Locations

South Carolina

Print this page
View All

WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our SC Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our SC Where to Find Help page.

city/county



Calhoun

Family Court
902 F.R. Huff Drive
St. Matthews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 874-3524 (select option 2)
Fax: (803) 874-1942
PO Box 709

Charleston

Family Court
100 Broad Street Suite 106
Charleston, SC 29401-2258
Phone: (843) 958-5000 ext 6
Fax: (843) 958-5020
Web: http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/docs/CoC/index.html

Cherokee

Family Court
PO Drawer 2289
125 E. Floyd Baker Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29342
Phone: (864) 487-2754
Fax: (864) 487-2754
Web: http://www.cherokeemagistrate.com/

Chester

Family Court
PO Drawer 580
140 Main Street
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 385-2605
Fax: (803) 581-7975
Web: http://www.chestercounty.org/Government/Court.aspx

Chesterfield

Family Court
PO Box 529
200 West Main Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709-0529
Phone: (843) 623-6301
Fax: (843) 623-6944
Web: http://www.chesterfieldcountysc.com/default.aspx

Clarendon

Family Court
PO Box 136
Manning, SC 29102
Phone: (803) 435-4210
Fax: (803) 435-4844
Web: http://www.clarendoncounty.sc.gov/clerkofcourt.aspx

Colleton

Family Court
PO Box 620
101 Hampton Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 549-5791
Fax: (843) 549-2875
Web: http://www.colletoncounty.org/secondary.aspx?pageID=162

Columbia

Family Court
101 Woodlands Village Dr.
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (803) 425-1500

back to top