Charleston

Charleston Federal Courthouse
85 Broad Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Hollings Judicial Center

J. Waties Waring Judicial Center
83 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401


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Telephone: 843-579-1401
Fax: 843-579-1402

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

 

Lodging

If you live more than 80 miles from the courthouse, and the reporting time makes travel inconvenient, you may receive reimbursement of $226 per night from December through February; $288 per night from March through May; $246 from June through August and $261 from September through November, and during the duration of the trial.

The hotels listed are conveniently located in or near the Charleston 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 Charleston 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 available at 85 Queen Street in the Charleston County Parking Garage. Other downtown parking garages, located at 90 Cumberland Street and 93 Queen Street, are available within walking distance of the courthouse. You may park in any garage you choose. Parking is expected to be $20; cash, credit, and debit cards are accepted. You will be reimbursed for parking in your check. If parked at a meter, put a copy of the summons on the passenger side of your dashboard.

 

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 Charleston.

Beaufort Colleton Jasper
Berkeley Dorchester  
Charleston Georgetown  
Clarendon Hampton  


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: Take US Hwy 17 South over the Cooper River via the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Take the Meeting Street exit. At the light, turn left onto Meeting Street. Go 2 miles and turn right onto Queen Street. The parking garage will be on your left.

From the West: Take I-26 East into Charleston. Take exit 221B toward Meeting Street/Visitor Center/Downtown. At the light, turn right onto Meeting Street. Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto Queen Street. The parking garage will be on your left.

From the South:
Take US Hwy 17 North. Take the Lockwood Drive. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Lockwood Drive. Continue onto Broad Street. Go 1.0 miles and turn left onto Meeting Street. Go one block and turn left onto Queen Street. The parking garage will be on your left.

Parking: Park in the Charleston County Cumberland Street Parking Garage at 82 Cumberland Street. Please bring $20 cash per day for your parking fee. You will be reimbursed for this fee in your check.

From the 85 Queen Street Garage to the Courthouse: Turn left on Queen Street toward King Street. Turn left on King Street. Walk one block and cross Broad Street, and turn left. The courthouse will be on the right.