Clerk of Court

Each county of South Carolina has a popularly elected clerk of court who serves a four year term. The clerk of court serves both the Circuit and Family Court as they operate in each county. The clerks of court are charged with docket management; receiving fees, fines, and costs; maintaining all court records; and handling reporting requirements. In the Circuit Court, their duties encompass both civil and criminal areas: receiving criminal trial lists; handling jury-related matters; performing courtroom duties. In the Family Courts, the clerks of court are responsible for receiving and disbursing support payments paid through the clerk of court; issuing Rules to Show Cause to bring non-paying obligors before the Family Court. All funding of clerks of court for staff, office space, and equipment is a county responsibility, with the exception of a limited state salary and support personnel supplement. The clerk may serve as the Register of Mesne Conveyances and thus keep all records required by the recording statutes.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve the citizens of Spartanburg County by ensuring the effective and efficient operation of all fiscal and administrative functions of the Court.

Vision Statement
To be a trusted public entity that provides quality service to our constituents.

  • Professionalism: We are professionals in a professional work environment. We will demonstrate the skills, competency, judgment and behaviors consistent with the expectation of the positions we hold.
  • Integrity: We will conduct business in a sound, prudent, consistent and transparent manner that cultivates trust internally and externally.
  • Compassion: We do not judge each other, those we serve, or the public at-large. We will trust people like they are people and extend understanding, respect and kindness during their time of need.
  • Accountability: We will do what we are supposed to do, be where we are supposed to be and answer to whom we are supposed to answer. Accountability means that our team members can be confident that we are responsible and dependable in the execution of our duties.