Circuit Court and the Clerk of Court office is located at the Dorchester County Courthouse.
Family Court is located at the Troy Knight Judicial Complex located at 212 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483
The Clerk of Court provides administrative support for the First Judicial Circuit Court and Family Court. This includes General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family and Juvenile Court.
In General Sessions, the Clerk of Court is responsible for accepting and maintaining all warrants and posting bonds.
In Common Pleas, the Clerk of Court is responsible for maintaining all paperwork in the civil cases, scheduling jury and non-jury trials as well as scheduling all motions that need to be heard.
In Family Court, the Clerk of Court maintains all records regarding anything involving domestic and family relationships in nature. The Clerk of Court is required to schedule hearings, process and disburse child support payments as well as determine and schedule hearings for past due child support payments.
In Juvenile Court, the Clerk of Court office is responsible for maintaining all paperwork as well as scheduling all hearings for the Department of Juvenile Justice.