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

Magistrate Court is now open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Traffic & Criminal Court will resume October 5, 2020. Please contact the appropriate Court at the phone numbers below for more information regarding Traffic & Criminal Court.

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.