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Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 8, 2009

Courthouse Locations

South Carolina

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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.

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State Office of Victims' Assistance (SOVA)
1205 Pendleton Street
Edgar A. Brown Building, Room 401
Columbia, SC 29201
Hotline: 1-800-220-5370
Phone: (803) 734-1900 (main office)
Web: http://www.sova.sc.gov/
SOVA provides a network environment in which we work closely with victim service agencies and providers across the state, to render advocacy, support, programs, services, information, referrals, training and technical assistance.

Abbeville

Family Court
Room 103, Courthouse Court Square
Abbeville, SC 29620-0099
Phone: (864) 366-5312 ext. 56
Fax: (864) 366-9188
Web: http://www.abbevillecountysc.com/clerkcourt.aspx
PO Box 99

Aiken

Family Court
PO Box 583
109 Park Avenue
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 642-1715 ext 2
Fax: (803) 642-1718
Web: http://www.aikencounty.net/DspOfc.cfm?qOfcID=COCFC

Allendale

Family Court
PO Box 126
292 Barnwell Highway
Allendale, SC 29810
Phone: (803) 584-8165
Fax: (803) 584-7058
Web: http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/clerks/allendale/contactInfo.cfm

Anderson

Family Court
100 S. Main Street
Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: (864) 260-4053
PO Box 8002

Bamberg

Family Court
PO Drawer 150
2959 Main Highway
Bamberg, SC 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3025
Fax: (803) 245-3088
Web: http://www.bambergcountysc.gov

Barnwell

Family Court
PO Box 723
141 Main Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 541-1114
Fax: (803) 541-1025
Web: http://www.barnwellcounty.sc.gov/court.htm

Beaufort

Family Court
PO Box 1128
102 Ribaut Road, Rm. 208
Beaufort, SC 29901-1128
Phone: (843) 470-5272
Fax: (843) 470-5248
Web: http://www.bcgov.net/Clerk_Court/clerk_court.php

Berkeley

Family Court
PO Box 219
300 B California Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: (843) 719-4400 (select option 1, then option 3)
Fax: (843) 719-4511
Web: http://www.co.berkeley.sc.us/js/coc/index.php

Boiling Springs

Family Court
Spartenburg County Judicial Center
Spartenburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2588
Web: http://www.sccourts.org/clerks/barnwell/contactInfo.cfm

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

Darlington

Family Court
1 Public Square, Rm. B-4
Darlington, SC 29532-3213
Phone: (843) 398-4333
Phone: (843) 398-4501 – Victim’s Advocate
Fax: (843) 398-4172
Web: http://www.darcosc.com/ClerkOfCourt/

Dillon

Family Court
PO Box 1220
401 West Main Street
Dillon, SC 29536
Phone: (843) 774-0898
Fax: (843) 841-3706

Dorchester

Family Court
101 Ridge Street
St. George, SC 29477
Phone: (843) 563-0121
Phone: (843) 563-0164
Fax: (843) 563-178
Web: http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/clerks/dorchester/

Edgefield

Family Court
PO Box 34
129 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: (803) 637-4080
Fax: (803) 637-4117
Web: http://www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/

Fairfield

Family Court
PO Drawer 299
101 South Congress St
Winnsboro, SC 29180-0299
Phone: (803) 635-4525
Fax: (803) 712-1506
Web: http://www.fairfieldsc.com/secondary.aspx?pageID=197

Florence

Family Court
180 N. Irby St. MSC-E Rm. B11
Florence, SC 29501-3456
Phone: (843) 665-3096
Fax: (843) 665-3097
Web: http://www.florenceco.org/

Georgetown

Family Court
715 Prince Street, Rm221
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 545-3047
Fax: (843) 545-3281
Web: http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/

Greenville

Family Court
305 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29601-2120
Phone: (864) 467-8554
Fax: (864) 467-8540
Web: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/

Greenwood

Family Court
528 Monument St., Rm. 114
Greenwood, SC 29646-2623
Phone: (864) 942-8760
Fax: (864) 942-8693
Web: http://www.co.greenwood.sc.us/

Greer

Family Court
PO Box 757
Greensville, SC 29602
Phone: (864) 467-5854

Hampton

Family Court
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 914-2250
Fax: (803) 943-7596
Web: http://www.hamptoncountysc.org/

Horry

Family Court
1301 2nd Avenue
Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 915-5081
Fax: (843) 915-6081
Web: http://www.horrycounty.org/hcgPortal.asp

Jasper

Family Court
305 Russell St
PO Box 248
Ridgeland, SC 29936-0248
Phone: (843) 726-7710
Fax: (843) 726-7782
Web: http://www.jaspercountysc.org/

Kershaw

Family Court
515 Walnut Street
PO Box 1557
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 425-1500
Fax: (803) 425-1505
Web: http://www.kershaw.sc.gov/

Lancaster

Family Court
104 N. Main Street
PO Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721-1809
Phone: (803) 285-1581
Phone: (803) 283-3983
Fax: (803) 416-9388
Web: http://www.lancastercountysc.net/

Laurens

Family Court
100 Hillcrest Square
PO Box 287
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: (864) 984-3538
Phone: (864) 682-7270
Fax: (864) 984-7023
Web: http://www.laurenscountysc.org/

Lee

Family Court
Courthouse Square
PO Box 387
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (803) 484-5341
Fax: (803) 484-1632

Lexington

Family Court
205 East Main Street Suite 146
Lexington, SC 29072-3599
Phone: (803) 785-8212
Fax: (803) 785-8314
Web: http://www.lex-co.com/

Marion

Family Court
103 N. Main Street
PO Box 295
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 423-8240
Fax: (843) 431-5418

Marlboro

Family Court
105 Main Street
PO Drawer 996
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Phone: (843) 479-5613 option 3
Fax: (843) 479-5640
Web: http://www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

McCormick

Family Court
133 S. Mine St
McCormick, SC 29835
Phone: (864) 852-2195
Web: http://mcc.reisonline.com/

Newberry

Family Court
1226 College St. Rm. 7
PO Drawer 10
Newberry, SC 29108-0278
Phone: (803) 321-2110
Fax: (803) 321-2111
Web: http://www.newberrycounty.net/

Orangeburg

Family Court
190 Gibson Street
PO Box 9000
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 533-6243
Fax: (803) 534-3848
Web: http://www.orangeburgcounty.org

Pickens

Family Court
214 E. Main Street
PO Box 215
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: (864) 898-5857
Phone: (864) 898-5536 (Victim’s Services)
Fax: (864) 898-5863
Web: http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/

Richland

Family Court
1701 Main Street, Rm. 205
PO Box 2766
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 576-1999 option 1 then option 7
Fax: (803) 748-5039
Web: http://www.richlandonline.com/

Rock Hill

Family Court
2516 Celanese Rd, Apt. C
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: (803) 909-7117

Saluda

Family Court
100 E. Church St.
Saluda, SC 29138-1444
Phone: (864) 445-4500 ext 2214
Fax: (864) 445-3772
Web: http://www.saludacounty.sc.gov/

Spartanburg

Family Court
180 Magnolia Street
PO Box 3483
Spartanburg, SC 29304-3483
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2239
Web: http://www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/

Sumter

Family Court
108 North Magnolia Street
Sumter, SC 29150-4965
Phone: (803) 436-2366
Fax: (803) 436-2223
Web: http://www.sumtercountysc.org/

Union

Family Court
210 W. Main Street
Union, SC 29379
Phone: (864) 429-1630
Fax: (864) 429-1715
Web: http://www.countyofunion.com/

Williamsburg

Family Court
125 W. Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone: (843) 355-9321
Phone: (843) 355-9565
Fax: (843) 355-7821
Web: http://www.williamsburgsc.com/

York

Family Court
1675-1G York Highway
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 909-7340
Fax: Fax: 803-628-3133
Web: http://www.yorkcountygov.com/

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