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Welcome to the Orangeburg County Clerk of Court

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 maintains dockets of the court, receives and disburses child support fees, fines and costs, maintains court records, and handles reporting requirements. The office also processes legal actions of a civil nature in which the demand of value of property involved exceeds $7500. 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, including juvenile, domestic relations, child support, interstate custody, abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, adoptions, divorce proceedings, and bond issues are also maintained at the Clerk of Court Office. 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.

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

SC Judicial Dept.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Each year, the State Election Commission provides each county with a list of potential jurors. These names are collected form voter registration, drivers license and state identification card information. Jurors are then selected through random computer selection. One hundred and seventy five (175) jurors are drawn for each one week term.
A. You must serve on jury duty unless:
  • You are over 65 years of age
  • You have provided a doctors excuse stating that you have an illness that will not allow you to serve
  • You have provided this office with verification that you are teacher or full-time student (You may then be transferred to a summer term) You will be given a chance to speak to the Judge to discuss any other reasons you feel would keep you from serving.
A. You may come in to the office and copy anything that is in your file. The fee is 50 cents per page. Keep in mind that unlike Circuit court, where most records are available for public inspection, many family court records are considered confidential and may only be inspected with special pemission. Juvenile cases, adoptions, temination of parental rights, abuse and neglect and any other sealed records are confidential.
A. Credit cards are not accepted, personal checks are accepted unless you have had a check returned in the past. Once you've had a check returned, checks will no longer be accepted.
A. You must pay child support until your case has been terminated by a Judge. You must petition the Court through your attorney or if you do not have an attorney, you may fill out an emancipation form, available in this office or on our website.
A. Yes. If you do not, a bench warrant could be issued for your arrest.
A. You can call our automatic answering system at (803) 268-1010. After entering your case number, you can find out when the last payment was made, whether there is a bench warrant or a rule date.
A. They must first have a hearing to find out the Judge's ruling. In some cases the Judge has already given a cash bond amount when the bench warrant was issued. This bond must be paid in cash only at the Clerk of Court's office and then a discharge will be given.
A. You must go to whichever office set the bond. If a magistrate set the bond, then you must go to that Magistrate. If a Circuit Court Judge set the bond, then you need to go to the Clerk of Court's Office to post the bond. If the Judge ordered a surety bond, an immediate family member may put up their property. It must be free and clear of any liens or mortgages in the amount needed. You must have an Attorney do a title Search for you on the property. Forms are available for the Attorney in our office if needed. If the Judge gave a 10% option, then you may post cash money.

Clerk of Court Office Forms

The Orangeburg County Clerk of Court's Office forms are available in the office. 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.
DEFENDANT INFO SHEET REQUEST RULE-IN
BLANK AFFIDAVIT TEMPORARY SUSPENSION
CP/NCP CHANGE OF ADDRESS PETITION FOR PROTECTION (PFP)
VOLUNTARY WAGE FORM (NCP) VOLUNTARY WAGE FORM (CP)
COMPLAINT FOR CHILD SUPPORT DSS CHILD SUPPORT APPLICATION (CP)
DSS CHILD SUPPORT APPLICATION (NCP) MOTION TO DISMISS CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT
EMANCIPATION MOTION TO CONTINUE SUPPORT PAYMENTS
REDUCTION VISITATION CONTEMPT (CP)
VISITATION CONTEMPT (NCP) SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANT SIMPLE DIVORCE PACKET
SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANT INCREASE PACKET REQUEST FOR HEARIING
REQUEST FOR RESEARCH ON MISSING CHECK PETITION/GIVE CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS DIRECT
AFFIDAVIT PAY THROUGH COURT WORK RELEASE FORM
FAMILY COURT COVERSHEET (DR) FAMILY COURT MOTION/ORDER COVERSHEET (DR)
CIVIL OVER SHEET (CP) CIVIL MOTION/ORDER COVERSHEET (CP)
OUT-OF-STATE-CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT ABORTION APPROVAL
ServiceFiling Fee
Bond and surety fee for bondsmen (copies of bond order, warrants, bond, information screen included) $10.00 (Per Bond Fee for Bondsman)
Bondsman License (home county Orangeburg) $150.00
Bondsman/Runner License (home county not Orangeburg) $100.00
Cancellation of lis pendens No Charge
Certificate under seal of Clerk of Court (clerk’s certificate, judgment letters, surety letters) $1.00
Common pleas/domestic relations filing fee $150.00
Copies (xerox, computer or microfilm) $00.50 (each)
Criminal appeals No Charge
Exemplification $3.50
Expungement (dismissed, nol prossed, not guilty-no fee) $35.00
Foreign judgment $100.00
Lis pendens accompanied by a summons & complaint $150.00
Lis pendens, only $10.00
Minor settlements $150.00
Motion fee $25.00
Satisfaction of judgment No Charge
* This list is not all inclusive *

Clerk of Court Office

  • Clerk of Court
  • 151 Docket Street
  • Orangeburg S.C., 29115
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 9000
  • Orangeburg S.C., 29116
  • Clerk of Court
  • Winnifa B. Clark
  • Office: (803) 533-6243
  • Dep. Clerk of Court
  • Yojuana T. Adgerson
  • Office: (803) 533-6243
  • Dep. Clerk of Court
  • Sandra P. Owen
  • Office: (803) 533-6243