Contact Information

Mailing Address & Office Location:

5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, SC 29477

Office Hours:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday 
Excluding Holidays

Phone:

(843) 563-0001

Clerk of Court:

(843) 563-0160

Master-In-Equity

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The Honorable James E. Chellis

Email: MIE@DorchesterCountySC.gov

Appointed by the Governor, for a term of six years, Masters-In-Equity have jurisdiction in matters referred to them by the Circuit Court. They have the power and authority of the Circuit Court sitting without a jury, to regulate all proceedings in every hearing before them, and to perform all acts and take all measures necessary or proper for the efficient performance of their duties under the order of reference. This includes the power to rule on all motions, require the production of evidence, rule upon the admissibility of evidence, and call witnesses and examine them under oath.

All Master-In-Equity records are maintained by the Clerk of Court.

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