Clerk of Court

Elizabeth P. Folk

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

 

Update from the Newberry County Clerk of Court    

   April 2, 2020

Effective Immediately

We are encouraging all filings and fine payments to be mailed to the Newberry County Clerk of Court, P.O. Drawer 10, Newberry, SC 29108. IF you must bring your filings to the courthouse there is a basket placed at the entrance of the courthouse. We ask that you leave your documents in the basket along with a check/money order for the fees associated with your recording.

If you have any questions, please call 803-321-2110. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Elizabeth P. Folk, Clerk of Court

Newberry County

 

All scheduled terms of court from March 23, 2020 through May 1, 2020 are hereby canceled. Any jurors that received a juror summons for the week of April 13, 2020 will not need to report for jury duty.

 

The courthouse is now closed to the public, except by appointment only. You must call this office at 803-321-2110 to make an appointment for any matters concerning real estate, Family Court, Common Pleas and General Sessions. This includes filing any documents with our office.

 

General Information On The Clerk's Office

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.  These functions include collection of alimony, child support and fines & fees. Also, we create copies of legal instruments and we serve as the adminstrator over 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 http://publicindex.sccourts.org/newberry/courtrosters/

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.  Documents may be recorded between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.   

 

 Newberry County Implementation of State Disbursment Unit for Support Payments

Newberry County will officially implement the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit (SDU) effective February 4, 2019.  After that date, support payments currently made by obligors to Newberry County Clerk of Court should be made payable to the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit and mailed to:

                South Carolina State Disbursement Unit

                PO Box 100302

                Columbia SC 29202-3302

 

Employers and interstate child support agencies shall continue to make support payments to the Newberry County Clerk of Court until directed to send those payments to the State Disbursements Unit in August 2019.

Support payors can find additional information about the State Disbursement Unit and other payments options at www.dss.sc.gov/child-support.

If you have questions about when or how to make payments to the State Disbursements Unit, please contact the State Disbursement Unit Customer Service Center at 800-768-5858.  Agents are available M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, excluding State holidays.

For counties offering web and/or IVR payment options

Discontinued Clerk of Court Electronic Payment Options

Effective January 18, 2019, Newberry County Clerk of Court will discontinue options for making web and/or interactive voice response support payments via credit/debit card and automatic withdrawal (ACH debit).  The State Disbursement Unit provides new options for making walk-in and online payments.  Please see www.dss.sc.gov/child-support for additional details.  This change ONLY affects support payments.  Other types of county payments (for example, property taxes) can still be paid by credit card from the county’s website. 

If you appeared before a judge due to failure to pay your child support and were ordered to pay a specific amount (sometimes referred to as a purge payment) to be in compliance with the judge’s ruling, you may come to the payment window in the Clerk of Court’s office and pay cash or money order to pay the ordered amount.

Link to DSS website

www.dss.sc.gov/child-support