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
Child Support Information Line (803) 321-2189
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