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    Master In Equity

    As per a March 20, 2018, Order from S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty, Judge Howard P. King is the Acting Master-in-Equity for Sumter County due to the passing of the Honorable Richard L. Booth.
    Judge King will serve as the Acting Sumter County Master-in-Equity until the vacancy is filled.

    Sumter, SC 29150
    Phone: 803-774-3884
    Fax: 803-774-3886

    Hour of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    9:00 - 5:30

    Holds hearings for contested and uncontested non-jury matters:

    • Hears cases referred or transferred by consent of attorneys or by Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court.
    • Schedules pre-trial conferences and hears pre-trial motions.
    • Researches applicable law.
    • Issues written Orders.
    • Advertises foreclosure properties.
    • Handles all post-trial motions.
    • Hears appeals for Magistrate and Probate Court rulings.
    • Coordinates and performs the monthly Master's Sale.
    • Coordinates and implements any and all administrative matters necessary to the proper function of the office.

    Master of Equity Sales are held at 12:00 Noon in Room 211 of the Sumter County Courthouse.

    Most sales are held the First Monday of every Month.

    PLEASE read the Master In Equity Sales Procedure document

    NOTE:   Properties are subject to be pulled from the Sale without notice until Sales Day.

    To search for items available for sale from the Master-In-Equity,  search the 'Court Roster' and select 'Master-in-Equity' in the dropdown.