Frequently Asked Questions


You should contact the Beaufort County Clerk of Court to obtain information on the application process for the Public Defender. You may reach them at (843) 255-5050. There is a $40.00 filing fee and all applications must be filed in person at the Beaufort County Clerk of Court.

You should check your original bond form and/or ticket which should include your initial appearance date or your court date. After this initial appearance date, if you are represented by the Beaufort County Public Defender, please contact your attorney to find out your next scheduled court date. You may also wish to check the General Sessions Roster Link on the Beaufort County Website.

If you have a Magistrate Court case, please contact your attorney or the Magistrate Court for your next court date.  

The Beaufort County Public Defender Office is located at 1905 Duke Street, Beaufort, SC 29901. We are in the Human Services building on the second floor—Room 210.

The best way to reach your attorney is to call your attorney's telephone number listed on the letter you received. The number may also be found on the main page of Beaufort County Government - Public Defender page.