Columbia

Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse
901 Richland Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Telephone: 803-765-5816
Fax: 803-765-5960

 

Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse

Business Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays)

 

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:

Staybridge Suites
1913 Huger St.
803-451-5900
Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton St.
800-228-9290
800-252-8700
Springhill Suites
511 Lady St.
803-978-2333
Clarion Town House
1615 Gervais St.
800-277-8711
803-771-8711
Holiday Inn Express
501 Taylor St.
800-465-4329
803-744-4000
1425 Inn
1425 Richland St.
803-252-7225

 

Villa Tronco
1213 Blanding St.
RB's Bodacious
1901 Main St.
(Bank of America Plaza)
Mac's on Main
1718 Main St.
Lizard's Thicket
818 Elmwood Ave.
Other restaurants located within walking distance on Elmwood Avenue are:
   Bojangles and McDonald's.

 

 

Parking

Park in the Public Parking Garage at the corner of Assembly and Richland Streets. The parking garage is located two blocks east of the Courthouse on Richland Street. The entrance to the garage is located on Richland Street at the white “Public Parking” sign. Visitor parking is on Level 4 and above. Do NOT park in a reserved space. You are responsible for paying the parking garage fee and you will be reimbursed for this expense in your check at the rate indicated on the summons.
If the garage is full or you do not have the money to pay the fee, you may place your summons in the windshield of your car and park at a metered space only. Do NOT park at a red meter or a "Permit Only" space. Do not park at a meter with a bag on it. We cannot reimburse you for a towing fee. If you receive a ticket for a meter violation, write your name and address on the back and give it to any court personnel.

 

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 Columbia or Florence.

Chester Florence Lexington Williamsburg
Chesterfield Horry Marion York
Darlington Kershaw Marlboro  
Dillon Lancaster Richland  
Fairfield Lee Sumter  


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 I-20 Westbound: Take exit 73A to 277 Downtown Columbia. 277 becomes Bull Street. At the sixth light, turn right onto Richland Street. Go through three lights. The parking garage is on the left after you cross Main Street.

From I-20 Eastbound: Take exit 64A to I-26 East/Columbia. Merge left and take Exit 108B to continue onto I-126 Downtown Columbia. Bear left to exit the freeway onto Elmwood Avenue/US-76. At the third light, turn right onto Main Street. At the second light, turn right onto Richland Street. The parking garage is on your left.

From I-26 Westbound: Take exit 108B to I-126 Columbia. Continue onto I-126 toward Downtown Columbia. Bear left to exit the freeway onto Elmwood Avenue/US-76. At the third light, turn right onto Main Street. At the second light, turn right onto Richland Street. The parking garage is on your left.

From I-26 Eastbound: Take exit 108B to I-126 Downtown Columbia. Continue onto I-126 toward Columbia. Bear left to exit the freeway onto Elmwood Avenue/US-76. At the third light, turn right onto Main Street. At the second light, turn right onto Richland Street. The parking garage is on your left.

From 1-77 Southbound: Take exit 18 to 277 Columbia/I-20 West/Augusta. 277 becomes Bull Street. At the sixth light, turn right onto Richland Street. Go through three lights. The parking garage is on the left after you cross Main Street.

From the Parking Garage to the Courthouse: From Richland Street cross Assembly Street. The Courthouse is in the second block on your right.