Magistrate Court Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Beaufort County Government buildings are currently closed to the public.

Due to the current rate of COVID-19 infections in Beaufort County, Magistrate Courts are closed to the public until further notice. All in-person Court is cancelled, except for Restraining Orders and hearings that will take place remotely via WEBEX. Restraining Orders will be heard as scheduled.

We will also take filings during the closure. Filings are accepted via mail or in person. To submit a filing in person to include a Restraining Order, please call the office for assistance during the designated time of operation.

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

Limited staff will be available to assist you by telephone from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. You may also email us at the address which best fits your need as described below.

Subject to change without notice.

Magistrate Court

NOTICE: Pursuant to South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty's Order dated July 30, 2020, all persons entering into Magistrate Court are required to wear a protective mask.
It is further ordered that all persons entering into Magistrate Court are subject to screening for fever by courthouse staff. Anyone who registers a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above shall not be admitted.


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.