Magistrate Building


Newberry County Magistrate Court 

833 Main Street 
Newberry, SC 29108
Hours 8:30 - 5:00
Monday - Friday

The Magistrate's Court is the Summary Criminal Court and the Small Claims Court for South Carolina residents. It is established under the SC Unified Judicial System supervised by the Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court through the Office of Court Administration. You may obtain a free copy of Your Guide to Magistrates Court by clicking here [PDF].

The Magistrates' Court is responsible for trying all traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal offenses that carry up to a 30-day jail sentence or $500 fine. Criminal cases that have more severe consequences are referred to the General Sessions Court.

The Magistrates Court also handles small claims disputes up to $7,500 in value and landlord-tenant disputes. Civil cases that exceed small claim maximum value are removed to the Court of Common Pleas.

Paying a Traffic Ticket Online:

To pay a traffic ticket online, go to Click the link that says, "Paying a Traffic Ticket". After this, scroll down & select Newberry County, this will ensure that you pay the county and not the city. A navy blue screen will come up and ask for a "Case Number" (which is located on the bottom right of your ticket) and last name. It will ask for your pament infomation to pay your ticket.

The Magistrate Court takes the following payment types: 

Certified check

Money order


(we do not accept personal checks)

Night Court:

We hold night court on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 5:00 pm. 

Bonding Information:

Bonding is held at:
3239 Louis Rich Road
Newberry, SC 29108
10:00 am and 4:00 pm 7 days a week

Newberry County Central Traffic Court Departments:

Court Administrator: Judy Sanders

Civil Processing Clerk: Kathleen Anderson

Criminal/Traffic Clerk: Jessica Osborne

Front Desk/Reciptionist: Donna Burnette


Office Phone (803) 321-2144
833 Main Street 
Fax # (803) 321-2172
Newberry, S.C 29108

Court Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM