Legal Information: South Carolina

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 8, 2016

How do I apply for a restraining order against stalking or harassment?

To get a restraining order against stalking or harassment, you will have to file in Magistrate's Court in the county where:

  • the defendant currently lives; or
  • the harassment or stalking occurred; or
  • you live but ONLY if the defendant lives out of state or cannot be found.*

Go here to find a Magistrate's Court.

* S.C. Code § 16-3-1750(B)