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Restraining Orders

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December 8, 2020

In which county 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 any of the following counties:

  • the county where the defendant currently lives;
  • the county where the harassment or stalking occurred; or
  • the county where you live but only if the defendant lives out of state or cannot be found.1

1 S.C. Code § 16-3-1750(B)