Aiken

Charles E. Simons Jr. Federal Courthouse
223 Park Avenue, S.W.
Aiken, SC  29801

Telephone:803-648-6896

 

Charles E.  Simons Jr. Federal Courthouse

 There is no Clerk's Office in the Aiken Courthouse.
 Inquiries should be made to The Clerk's Office in Columbia: 803-765-5816

 
 

Lodging

If you live more than 80 miles from the courthouse, and the reporting time makes travel inconvenient, you may receive reimbursement of $144 for the night before jury selection, and during the duration of the trial.

The hotels listed are conveniently located in or near the Aiken downtown area. Receipts for food or lodging are not required. Jurors are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. You may ask for the government rate when making your reservation. Present your summons at check-in as proof.

Click here for Aiken hotel information. This list is provided as a courtesy, not as an endorsement. This is not an all-inclusive listing of hotel options.

If you elect lodging in excess of the reimbursement rate, you will be responsible for the overage.

Should you have questions, please contact the Jury Division by email at Jury@scd.uscourts.gov or call (803)-253-3198 during regular business hours.

 

 

Parking

Parking is free on the streets surrounding the courthouse.

 

Residence

The District of South Carolina is divided into four large jury areas which may require travel to a courthouse some distance from one's home. Since all jurors are selected randomly by computer, a person may be summoned to a courthouse which is not the closest Federal Courthouse to their home. Residing in one of the following counties makes you eligible to serve in Aiken.

Aiken Calhoun Lancaster Richland
Allendale Chester Lee Sumter
Bamberg Fairfield Lexington York
Barnwell Kershaw Orangeburg  

If you have moved and no longer reside in one of the above counties, please send a letter to Clerk of Court, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201 and you will be excused.

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Driving Directions/Map

From US-1 Southbound: Follow US-1 South toward Aiken; In Aiken US-1 South becomes York Street. Continue until Park Avenue, turn right. The courthouse is located three blocks down on the left.

From I-20 Westbound: Follow I-20 toward Augusta; take exit number 22 at US-1 South. Follow US-1 South to Aiken; US-1 becomes York Street. Continue until Park Avenue, turn right. The courthouse is located three blocks down on the left.

From Hwy 78 Westbound: Follow Hwy 78 to Aiken; Hwy 78 becomes Richland Avenue; follow Richland Avenue to York Street; turn left onto York and then right onto Park Avenue. The courthouse is located three blocks down on the left.

From I-26 Westbound: Follow I-26 to I-20 and take I-20 toward Augusta. Continue on I-20; take exit number 22 at US-1 South. Follow US-1 South to Aiken; US-1 South becomes York Street. Continue until Park Avenue, turn right. The courthouse is located three blocks down on the left.

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