Check Inquiries

If you received a United States Treasury check from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and are unsure of its origin, please note the information printed on the attached check stub. Call (803) 253-6422 with questions related to checks.


Criminal Debt

Effective January 1, 2021, the Clerk's Office will no longer accept payment by credit and debit cards for criminal debt.

Criminal debt includes, but is not limited to, the following monetary penalties ordered by the court in federal felony, misdemeanor, and petty offense cases:

  • Special Assessments
  • Restitution
  • Fines
  • Interest & Penalties
  • Payment by cash, check, and money order will be accepted for criminal debt.

  • Cash payments must be made in person.
  • Checks and money orders must be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court" and delivered to any one of our four divisional office
    • United States District Court, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
    • United States District Court, Post Office Box 835, Charleston, South Carolina, 29402
    • United States District Court, Post Office Box 2317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503
    • United States District Court, 300 East Washington Street, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

    If you have questions regarding criminal debt balances and/or payments, please call (803) 253-6422.