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Office of Clerk of Court

County Courthouse
2nd Floor, Suite 500
180 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

8:30 - 5:00
Monday - Friday

Department Head:
Hope Blackley
(864) 596-2591 (Phone)
(864) 596-2259 (Fax - Circuit Ct)
(864) 596-2128 (Fax - Family Ct)


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Office of Clerk of Court

Hope Blackley
Hope Blackley
Spartanburg County 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.

Annual Budget
Annual operating budget for the Office of Clerk of Court.
Online Services
  • Common Pleas Daybook
  • Family Court Docket
  • Child Support/Alimony Payments Announcement:
    Effective February 1, 2015 the COC stopped accepting personal or bill pay checks to pay child support and/or alimony. Payers can still pay by cash, cashier checks, money orders, and credit/debit cards. Credit/debit cards can only be used when you are not set for court and a judge has not ordered you to pay an amount plus court costs. Credit card payments are not available over the phone.

    You can pay your child support/alimony online at:

    There is a convenience fee for using this service. The fee is $1.00 plus 1.7% of the amount paid.
    For example: A $100.00 payment will cost $100.00 + $1.00 + ($100.00 x 1.7%) = $102.70 Your total payment amount will be calculated prior to completing your payment request.

    Payments will be posted the next business day.
Department News

The Spartanburg County Clerk of Court office now has the ability to email Civil Orders to the Attorneys on Record.  If you would like to receive your order via email please contact Cindy Parris at with your name, phone number and email address.   If you are in need of a certified copy of your order you will still need to receive these via US Mail.  We are so excited to be able to offer this service to each of you.

Outside Resources
Jury Duty
Abstractors and Paralegals- Beginning November 22, 2011 all entries with periods are being corrected. You might want to enter your data with periods until we have time to get them all corrected.