Clerk of Court

Responsibilities

The Clerk of Court’s Office provides administrative support for the 1st Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. The Clerk of Court is elected Countywide and serves a four-year term. This office:

  • Handles reporting requirements
  • Maintains court records
  • Maintains dockets of the court
  • Receives and disburses child support fees, fines and costs

The office also processes legal actions of a civil nature in which the demand of value of property involved exceeds $7,500. 

Maintenance of Records

The Clerk of Court office is responsible for maintaining records of cases heard in the Court of Common Pleas and Court of General sessions, which involve civil disputes between two or more parties. Records of Family Court are also maintained at the Clerk of Court Office, including:

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoptions
  • Bond Issues
  • Child Support
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Interstate Custody
  • Juvenile, Domestic Relations

Civil Jury, Non-Jury trials, Family Court, and Circuit Court are scheduled by the Clerk of Court’s office. Copies of all records maintained by the Clerk of Court’s Office are available by request.

Legal Disclaimer

At no time, will the Clerk’s Office give legal advice, receive money for traffic tickets, record land transactions, or file notary public information.

South Carolina Judicial Department Links

Below are links to the Soth Carolina Judicial Department that can help assist you regarding general court questions, public index searches, and court roster searches:

Office Forms

The Orangeburg County Clerk of Court’s Office forms are available in the office.

  • Abortion Approval
  • Affidavit Pay Through Court
  • Blank Affidavit
  • Civil Motion/Order Coversheet (CP)
  • Civil over Sheet (CP)
  • Complaint for Child Support
  • CP/NCP Change of Address
  • Defendant Info Sheet
  • DSS Child Support Application (CP)
  • DSS Child Support Application (NCP)
  • Emancipation
  • Family Court Coversheet (DR)
  • Family Court Motion/Order Coversheet (DR)
  • Motion to Continue Support Payments
  • Motion to Dismiss Child Support Payment
  • Out-of-State-Custody and Child Support
  • Petition for Protection (PFP)
  • Petition/Give Credit for Payments Direct
  • Reduction
  • Request for Hearing
  • Request for Research on Missing Check
  • Request Rule-in
  • Self-Represented Litigant Increase Packet
  • Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet
  • Temporary Suspension
  • Visitation Contempt (CP)
  • Visitation Contempt (NCP)
  • Voluntary Wage Form (CP)
  • Voluntary Wage Form (NCP)
  • Work Release Form

Any questions concerning these forms should be directed to the Orangeburg County Clerk of Court’s Office at 803-533-6260 or 803-533-6243.

Filing Fees

ServiceFiling Fee
Bond and surety fee for bondsmen (copies of bond order, warrants, bond, information screen included)$10 (Per Bond Fee for Bondsman)
Bondsman License (home county Orangeburg)$150
Bondsman/Runner License (home county not Orangeburg)$100
Cancellation of lis pendensNo Charge
Certificate under seal of Clerk of Court (clerk’s certificate, judgment letters, surety letters)$1
Common pleas/domestic relations filing fee$150
Copies (xerox, computer or microfilm)$00.50 (each)
Criminal appealsNo Charge
Exemplification$3.50
Expungement (dismissed, nole prossed, not guilty-no fee)$35
Foreign judgment$100
Lis pendens accompanied by a summons and complaint$150
Lis pendens, only$10
Minor settlements$150
Motion fee$25
Satisfaction of judgmentNo Charge


This list is not all inclusive.