Beaufort

Beaufort Federal Courthouse
1501 Bay Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Telephone: 843-521-2088

 

Beaufort Federal Courthouse

 There is no Clerk's Office in the Beaufort Courthouse.
 Inquiries should be made to The Clerk's Office in Charleston: 843-579-1401

 

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:

Best Western
1015 Bay St
843-522-2090
Econo Lodge
2227 Boundary St
843-525-9366
Sleep Inn
2523 Boundary St.
843-522-3361
Holiday Inn & Suites
2225 Boundary St
877-863-4780
Hampton Inn
2342 Boundary St
843-986-0600
Quality Inn
2001 Boundary St
843-524-2144
Hilton Garden Inn
1500 Queen St
877-782-9444
Country Inn & Stes.
2450 Boundary St
843-379-4000

 

Blackstone's Café
205 Scott St
Saltus River Grill
802 Bay St
Pannini's
926 Bay St
Gilligan's
2601 Boundary St
Hemmingway's Bistro
920 Bay St
Outback Steakhouse
2113 Boundary St
Luther's Rare & Well Done
910 Bay St
Plums
904 Bay St

 

 

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.

 

Driving Directions/Map

 
From the North (Charleston):
Take US Hwy 17 South to US Hwy 21 South. Turn right onto US Hwy 21 South/Hwy SC-281/Ribaut Road. Turn left onto North Street, then a slight right onto Bay Street. The courthouse will be on the left side.


From the South (Savannah):
Take US Hwy 17 North/GA-25 Alt. North to US Hwy17 Alt. North. US Hwy 17 Alt. North becomes US Hwy 17 North. Turn right onto Hwy SC-170. Turn left onto Hwy SC-170 North/Okatie Hwy. Turn slight right onto US Hwy 21/Boundary Street, then another right onto US Hwy 21/Hwy SC-281/Ribaut Road. Turn left onto North Street, then a slight right onto Bay Street. The courthouse will be on the left side.


From the East (Columbia):
Take I-26 East to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to exit number 169A toward Savannah. Merge onto US Hwy 17 North via exit number 33 toward Charleston/Beaufort. Turn slight right onto US Hwy 21/Hwy SC-281/Ribaut Road. Turn left onto North Street, then a slight right onto Bay Street. The courthouse will be on the left side.