Clerk Of Court

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James C Campbell
Clerk of Court

215  N. Harvin St
Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-436-2227

Fax: 803-436-2223
 


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday

  8:30 - 5:00

 

 

 

Located on 3rd floor
County Judicial Center


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The Clerk's Office:

  • Maintains records of criminal cases heard in General Sessions court. This includes sentence sheets, arrest warrants, indictments, and pleadings.   This does not include a transcript of the court hearing.   A $5.00 fee is charged for certified copies of sentence sheets, etc.  See below for more details
  • Maintains records of cases heard in Court of Common Pleas, which is civil disputes between parties.
  • Schedules jury and non-jury rosters for Common Pleas.
  • Maintains records of all judgments for Common Pleas
  • Maintains and provides copies of all final divorce decrees, separation agreements, and proceedings.   A $5.00 fee is charged for all certified copies of these documents.   Requests must be made in writing or in person.   No requests are done by telephone.  
  • Collects fine payments for General Sessions fines.   We accept cash or money orders.   No personal checks are accepted for fine payments.
  • Selects potential Jurors from a jury pool for each term of court.
  • Notary applications for Notaries may be picked up in room 308.
  • Registration of Notaries.   Please bring your long form commission with the gold seal and $5.00 registration fee.
  • Supervises Family Court services and activities.
The Clerks Office does NOT do the following:
  • No longer process passport applications.
  • Traffic Court and Tickets are handled by Summary Court.
  • Scheduling of General Sessions Court is handled by the Solicitor's Office.
  • Marriage Licenses are issued and maintained by Probate Court.
  • Deeds and other Land Transactions are handled by the Register Of Deed's Office.
  • Tax Liens are maintained in the Register Of Deed's Office
  • Child Support payments or information is handled by Family Court at 803-436-2366.
  • Legal advice can only be given by an attorney or legal referral service (1-888-321-3644).

Contact Phone Numbers:

Common Pleas/Civil Court (Room 309): 803-436-2228 or 803-436-2231
General Sessions (Room 311): 803-436-2264 or 803-436-2265
Fine Info:   803-436-2230
Jury Info:   803-436-2233
Setoff Debt:   803-436-2227
Family Court:   803-436-2366

Criminal Court: 803-436-2232


 


Obtain Documents

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TO OBTAIN a copy of  Divorce Decrees:

(All requests must be made in person or in writing.)

The following information is needed:

  • Married names of both parties involved in the divorce.
  • Approximate year the divorce was final.
  • Fee for certified copies is $5.00 per document.
  • Self-Addressed stamped envelope for returning the documents to you
  • Requests are normally processed the same day as they are received.
  • No personal checks accepted. Money orders or certified checks only. Cash will only be accepted in person
     

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TO OBTAIN "criminal checks" or "certified sentence sheets":
  • All requests must be submitted in writing or in person.
  • There is a $10.00 fee per name.
  • Please give the date of birth and/or social security number of the person being checked.
     

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TO OBTAIN "criminal checks" or "certified sentence sheets":
  • All requests must be submitted in writing or in person.
  • There is a $10.00 fee per name.
  • Please give the date of birth and/or social security number of the person being checked.
     

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As of 3/13/12 The Clerk of Courts office will no longer be a Passport agency. This service is availible at the US Post Office on 311 North Main Street for Sumter, SC.

 


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