The judicial system is comprised of three basic components: the courts, the bar, and administrative support. All of these judicial elements are impacted by the responsibilities of Clerks of Court and their respective administrative staff. Each county in South Carolina elects a Clerk of Court by popular vote to a four-year term. Clerks of Court maintain all court records, provide docket management, and oversee the receipt of fees, fines and costs. They obtain caseload statistics which they report to Court Administration. Clerks of Court provide the necessary staff support and assistance to ensure a more productive operation of the judicial system.
The Clerk of Court is also responsible for drawing jurors for Civil and General Sessions Court and the Grand Jury for the County.
NEW CHANGES in Kershaw County Family Court
As of February 4th, 2019, we will NO longer take REGULAR payments only
PURGE PAYMENTS FOR COURT CASH ONLY
All Child Support Payments are to be mailed to: South Carolina State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 100302
Columbia, S.C. 29202-3302
For further assistance with payments please contact:
- South Carolina Disbursement Unit:
- South Carolina Child Support Website:
PALMETTO AUTOMATED CHILD SUPPORTSYSTEM (PACSS)
Juror Information for Circuit Court
Jurors are to park in any available parking spaces around the courthouse that are designated. Jurors are to report to the 3rd floor main courtroom (Room 300). It is located in the middle of the hallway and has double doors.
Jurors are paid $20 per day for each day they have to appear at the courthouse. Juror checks are usually mailed by the end of the week or the first of the following week after service. An excuse is available for any juror at the Clerk of Court’s office after his or her service has concluded.
The Clerk's office does NOT handle the jury for Summary Court.
Our office does not provide legal advice. Civil jury and non-jury rosters notices are mailed prior to Civil Court. Additional copies may be obtained if internet is not available. We do not perform any Civil or Criminal records searches. You may appear in person at the office and copy anything that is public record. The cost is $.50 per page, plus $1.00 for certification if required. If a written request is made for copies, a NON-REFUNDABLE search fee of $20.00 is required and an invoice for $.50 per page, plus $1.00 for certification if required, will be mailed once number of pages is determined. This invoice must be paid prior to the copies being mailed. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, cashiers check or money order – personal checks will not be accepted.
Passport InformationEffective as of October 1, 2009 the Kershaw County Clerk of Court Office will NO LONGER be a Passport Application Acceptance Agent.
LinksSouth Carolina Judicial Department
Kershaw County Online Public Index
Kershaw County Court Roster