Magistrate Court

Due to the current state of emergency, Beaufort Magistrate Court is closed to the public until further notice.  All Court is cancelled, except for Restraining Orders.  Restraining Orders will be heard as scheduled.  We will also take Restraining Order filings during the closure.  If you want to file for a Restraining Order, please call us before coming to the office.

Court cases will be rescheduled and notices mailed to the addresses we have on file.  If your address has changed, please contact us by email or phone to update your information.

Limited staff will be available to assist you by telephone from 8 AM – 2 PM.  You may also email us at the address which best fits your need as described below.

Subject to change without notice.

Thank you.  


Pursuant to order dated March 19, 2020, we will not be accepting applications for eviction until further notice.

SC Supreme Court Eviction Order


Beaufort Magistrate Court

104 Ribaut Road

Post Office Box 2207

Beaufort, South Carolina  29902 (29901)

Tel. (843) 255-5700

Traffic & Criminal Department

Fax: (843) 255-9427


Civil Department

Fax: (843) 255-9516 



Bluffton Magistrate Court

4819 Bluffton Parkway, 2nd Floor

Post Office Box 840

Bluffton, South Carolina  29910

Tel. (843) 255-5610


Traffic & Criminal Department

Fax: (843) 255-9510

Civil Department

Fax: (843) 255-9517

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We cannot accept any payments or filings before or after office hours.