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  • The District Court in the Charleston, Columbia, and Florence divisions will be closed tomorrow, January 21, 2022, due to the forecast for inclement weather. Staff will be in telework status. If any non-electronic (paper) filing is necessary while the court is closed, please follow the emergency filing procedures outlined in Local Civil Rule 5.02.

    The phone numbers for each divisional office are as follows:
    Charleston-843.579.1401
    Columbia-803.765.5816
    Florence-843.676.3820

  • Effective January 1, 2022, the civil shell case number is 22av99999 and the criminal shell case number is 22ar99999.

  • Public notices regarding court operations due to COVID-19