Kershaw County court records
The Clerk of Court in Kershaw County, SC, is responsible for maintaining court records, managing dockets, handling fees and fines, and selecting jurors for Civil, Criminal Court, and the Grand Jury. They provide administrative support to the judicial system. Only cash payments are accepted for Family Court purge payments. For assistance with Family Court payments, contact the South Carolina Disbursement Unit. Jurors should park around the courthouse and report to the 3rd-floor main courtroom.
The Clerk’s office does not handle the Summary, Traffic, or Magistrate Court jury. No legal advice or record searches are provided, but copies of public records can be obtained at the office. Contact specific staff members for more information.
Warrant searches and criminal history reports
How do you get information on Kershaw County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2023)
You must head down to the Sheriff’s Office or the Kershaw County courthouse for a complete arrest records check. However, if you are only looking for bits and pieces of information, you can find those by making a few phone calls. For instance:
- To file a non-emergency crime report, use the phone number of the Sheriff’s Office- 803-425-1512
- To know about active warrants, call the Warrants Division on 803-425-1512.
- To know how to conduct a local background check, call the Administrative Lieutenant on (803) 425-1512 ext. 1139.
- To connect with the Warrant Office, use the phone number 864-467-5335.
- To know about recent arrests, call the Detention Center on 803-425-1516.
- To know the procedure for accessing open records, including criminal court records, connect with the Clerk of Court on 803-425-7223.
- To get information on criminal cases handled by the Magistrate’s Court, call the Criminal Clerk of the Magistrate’s Court on (803) 425-7226 ext. 5255/ ext. 5386
- For traffic violations-related inquiries, call the Traffic Clerk on (803) 425-7226 ext. 5420.
Kershaw County, SC crime data
In 2019, the Sheriff’s Office of Kershaw County handled nearly 260 complaints against violent crimes and over 1750 reports of property crimes. While this may not seem like a lot when comparing the figures with those of other counties, pitching them against the previous year’s averages reveals the truth.
As compared to 2018, the violent crime rate rose by almost 10%, and the property crime rate increased by around 7%. A double-digit increase may be seen in the coming years if this continues.