Clerk Of Court

Jackie Bowers

Jackie S. Bowers
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Newberry County Courthouse
1226 College Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 10
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Phone - 803-321-2110
Fax 803-321-2111
Child Support Information Line (803) 321-2189



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As Clerk of Court for Newberry County, I am responsible for all support functions necessary for the operation of the Circuit and Family Courts in Newberry County including collection of alimony, child support, fines & fees. Creating copies of legal instruments and the administration of jury selection. This office also records and maintains all real estate records pertaining to property in Newberry County.

The majority of our records are available to the public unless sealed by a Circuit Court or Family Court Judge. Copies are $0.30 per page.

In General Sessions Court, our office is responsible for accepting and maintaining all warrants, tickets, bonds, indictments, etc. All General Session dockets are prepared by the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Common Pleas Court is responsible for accepting and maintaining all paperwork in civil cases. We also prepare rosters for the upcoming terms of Common Pleas Court. The rosters may be viewed on line at

Family Court is responsible for maintaining the records of the Family Court in the manner designated by Court Administration. Within this record keeping function are maintenance of the cases, submission of statistical reports and receipt and disbursement of alimony, child support and other payments to be made through the court.

The Real Estate Department is responsible for filing and maintaining all legal documents that pertain to real and personal property in Newberry County. These documents may consist of deeds. Mortgages, contracts, leases, power of attorneys, plats of property, right of way easements and many other types of documents. These records are available to the public between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday in the main courthouse located at 1226 College Street.




The fee for a certified copy is $1.00. The fee for a regular copy is $0.30 cents a page.

A certified copy is one that has been attested or verified by the Clerk of Court as a true copy of the original and includes the seal of the Clerk of Court.

Deeds                                                  $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Lease                                                  10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea. Additional page

Contract of Sale                                  $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea. Additional page

Bond for title                                      $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Cancellation for Bond for Title           $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea. Additional page

Indenture                                             $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Declaration of trust                             $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Charter                                                $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page
Plats                                                    $10.00 for a Large plat (anything larger than 8 ½                                                             x 14-legal size) and $5.00 for a small plat (letter                                                             to Legal size)

Mortgages                                           $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Assignment                                         $6.00 first page $1.00 ea additional page

Agreement                                          $6.00 first page $1.00 ea additional page

Power of Attorney                              $15.00 first 4 pages, $1.00 ea additional page

Easements                                          $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Satisfaction of Mortgages                   $5.00

Release of Lien                                   $6.00 for 1st page $1.00 ea additional page

Partial Release of Lien                        $6.00 for 1st page $1.00 ea additional page

Subordination Agreements                 $6.00 for 1st page $1.00 ea additional page

Judgments                                            $10.00

Lis Pendens                                         $10.00 (If not filed with a Summons & Complaint)

New Case for Common Pleas           $150.00

Family Court Case                              $150.00

Name Change                                     $150.00

Foreign Judgment                              $100.00

Mechanics Lien                                   $10.00 first 4 pages $1.00 ea additional page

Surety Bonds                                      $15.00 (for recording & satisfying in the mortgage  Indexes)
Notary                                                   $5.00


Juror Information

The jury system in South Carolina involves both grand juries and petit juries. Grand juries decide whether or not to issue bills of indictments on charges brought before them. Petit Juries render verdicts in individual trials in Circuit Court. The Clerk of Court is responsible for r summoning, venire preparations and compensation of jurors for the Circuit Court.

Each juror will receive a juror summons. The bottom section of this summons must be completed and returned to the Clerk of Court’s office within two days after receipt. If a juror believes he or she should be disqualified, exempted or excused from jury duty he or she should state this on the juror response form and notify the Clerk of Court’s Office with this concern.

Please plan to be present for the entire week. The presiding judge for the week will determine the start and end times for each day.

Jurors are paid $15.00 a day and $0.30 a mile for each day that you report for service. We have a message system that is used if you are instructed to call for information about the day and time to report again. The number is given to you when you report the first day of service.

You will be requires to pass through a metal detector, which is provided solely for your security.

Jurors are expected to wear proper attire and no shorts, tank tops or hats are allowed in the courtroom. Telephone and pagers are not allowed in the Courthouse.

Parking is available at the Newberry County Courthouse. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot located on the corner of Harrington Street and Lindsay Street.

The members of my staff are ready and available to assist you with any questions and/or concerns you may have regarding your jury service.


Jackie S. Bowers
Clerk of Court

Elizabeth P. Folk
Deputy Clerk

Beverly J. Brehmer
Family Court/Accounting Clerk

Carol T. Lively
Family Court Intake Counselor

Laura Lane
Real Estate Clerk

Mattie P. Shippy
Family Court Clerk

Janice Allen
Family Court Clerk

Janeen Toby
Common Pleas Clerk

Common Pleas Clerk Assistant
Maggie Mills


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