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 reside more than 80 miles from the courthouse, you are authorized to spend the night. Bring enough money to last for several days in case you are selected to serve on a case starting after jury selection.

Some hotels offer discounts to federal jurors so ask for the room rate since government rates are seasonal and subject to availability. Present your jury summons at check-in and verify the rate. You will be reimbursed for food, lodging and mileage at the rates indicated on your summons.

Hotels and restaurants near the courthouse are:

Carriage House Inn
139 Laurens St NW
803-644-5888
Days Inn
1204 Richland Ave W
803-649-5524
Sleep Inn Aiken
1002 Monterey Dr
803-644-9900
Clarion Inn & Suites
155 Colony Parkway
803-648-09999
Quality Inn & Suites
3608 Richland Ave W
803-641-1100
Hotel Aiken
235 Richland Ave W
803-648-4265

 

Aiken Brewing Co.
140 Laurens St SW
Stoplight Deli
119 Laurens St NW
Café Rio Blanco
148 Laurens St SW
Bowery West Side
151 Bee Ln
New Moon Café
116 Laurens St NW
Malia's
120 Laurens St SW

 

 

Parking

Parking is free on the streets surrounding the courthouse.

 

Residence

The District of South Carolina is divided into three 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, Beaufort and Charleston.

Aiken Beaufort Clarendon Hampton
Allendale Berkeley Colleton Jasper
Bamberg Calhoun Dorchester Orangeburg
Barnwell Charleston Georgetown  

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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