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Greenwood County Court Records

In Greenwood County, South Carolina, county court records are documents providing an official account of proceedings, legal decisions, or actions during a judicial hearing. County Court records include various legal documents, including case filings, orders, motions, judgments, transcripts of hearings, evidence, and other documents useful to a specific legal case (South Carolina Code of Laws — Title 30). Greenwood County Court records encompass docket information, trial exhibits, indictments, pleadings, motions, and legal documents filed by case participants.

Are Court Records Public in Greenwood County?

Yes. According to the South Carolina Public Act, Court records in Greenwood County are considered public and are accessible to members of the public.However, while most court records are available upon request, there may be restrictions on accessing specific types of court records per court or state rules.

South Carolina Public laws ensure that court records are open to the members of the public unless uniquely exempted or excluded by court order or statute. Court records typically exempt from public disclosure include:

  • Juvenile records
  • Sealed records
  • Personal details
  • Specific law enforcement records.

Greenwood County Court Records Search

Interested researchers can conduct a Greenwood County court records search at the following places:

  1. The Greenwood County clerk of the court’s office.
  2. The Greenwood County Register of Deeds Website
  3. Greenwood County Circuit Court
  4. Greenwood Court Probate Court website
  5. A reliable third-party website.

Greenwood County Courts

The addresses and contact information of courthouses in Greenwood County are as follows:

Greenwood County Clerk-Court
528 Monument
St. #114,
Greenwood, SC 29646

Ware Shoals Municipal Court
210 McLane Avenue,
P.O. Box 510,
Ware Shoals, SC 29692
Phone: (864) 456-7478
Fax: (864) 456-7528

Greenwood Municipal Court-Municipal Building
520 Monument Street,
Room 201, P.O. Box 40,
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 942-8458
Phone: (864) 942-8474
Fax: (864) 942-8423

Greenwood County Family Court
528 Monument Street,
Room 114,
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 942-8611
Fax: (864) 942-8693

Greenwood County Magistrate Court
528 Monument Street,
Room 100,
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 942-8655
Fax: (864) 942-8663

Ninety-Six Municipal Court-Town Hall
120 Main Street West,
P.O. Box 8,
Ninety-Six, SC 29666
(864) 543-2200 ext. 201

Greenwood County Circuit Court
528 Monument Street,
Room 114,
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 942-8546
Fax: (864) 942-8693

Greenwood County Superior Court Case Search

South Carolina’s court system does not have a Superior Court, but rather a Circuit Court that acts as the trial court of general jurisdiction. Within the state, the Circuit Court handles every civil, family, criminal, and probate case.

To conduct a Greenwood Superior Court case search, an inquirer may submit the name to the court clerk’s office where the case was filed. Researchers can also use the public search terminal at the courthouse in Greenwood County to find existing and closed suits in the search party’s name. The process can be summarized thus:

  • Determine the records needed (civil, criminal, probate, or other related proceedings)
  • Collate all information needed to facilitate the search (including case numbers, date of events, party names, or any related detail).
  • Provide fees for access

Alternatively, the researcher can perform a Greenwood County by filling a form and submitting it through facsimile, electronic transmission, or mail to the clerk of court or register of deeds.

Greenwood County Criminal Records

In Greenwood County, a criminal record is a document containing details of an individual’s criminal activity within county limits. These records typically include details of the offense, arrest and consequent conviction (if applicable). The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is responsible for holding criminal records across all 46 counties. Interested members of the public may access these records by querying the county Sheriff’s Office or the South Carolina SLED.

THE South Carolina Code of Laws (specifically Title 17 — Criminal Procedures) establishes certain restrictions on the availability of certain criminal records. The law requires that records that are “under seal” cannot be accessed unless by order from the county court.

Greenwood County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Interested members of the public can conduct Greenwood County criminal court case lookup by querying the county Sheriff’s office. The office is located at:

528 Edgefield St,
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 942-8600

Requesters can also obtain Greenwood County criminal court case reports by visiting any of the following police departments within the county:

Lander University Police
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC

Ninety-Six Police Department
100 Church Street
Ninety-Six, SC

Piedmont Technical College - Public Safety
620 Emerald Road
North Greenwood, SC

Greenwood Police Department
520 Monument Street
Greenwood, SC
(864) 942-8405

Ware Shoals Police Department
201 McLane Avenue
Ware Shoals, SC

South Carolina State Highway Patrol - Troop 2
Headquarters 1801 US
25 Greenwood, SC

To request criminal records from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, inquirers may do one of the following:

  • Make Online Records Requests: In this case, requesters must pay a non-refundable fee of $25 and a $1 convenience fee.
  • Mail-in Records Requests: Researchers will need to pay a non-refundable fee of $25, without a convenience fee. The researcher will need to submit the request form with the details like first and last name, date of birth, and initials of the record holder. Requests should be addressed to:

SLED Records Department,
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia SC 29221-1398

How to Get Greenwood County Civil Court Records

Interested researchers may acquire Greenwood County Civil Court records by visiting the courthouse where the court case was filed. However, the researcher must contact the courthouse before the appointment date to verify availability. Then, on visiting the courthouse, the requester must visit the office with the needed ID documents, and any information needed to facilitate the search.

Greenwood County Family Court Records

Greenwood County family court records are legal records and documents related to cases heard in a family court within the county. The family court handles various matters related to familial relations and domestic matters, such as divorce and legal separations, child support, child custody and visitation, adoption and guardianship, domestic violence and protection orders, juvenile delinquency and dependency, name changes, and paternity. Family court records include different legal documents, orders, judgments, pleadings, and other related paperwork filed in association with these kinds of court cases.

Interested members of the public can access Greenwood County Family Court Records at the FCCMS Family Court Public Portal, which enables people to search for all kinds of familial cases.

Greenwood Dissolution of Marriage Records

To find Greenwood County dissolution of marriage records, inquirers may:

  1. Identify the Court: The requester should confirm which Greenwood County Court handled the dissolution of marriage proceedings. Typically, the Family Court handles divorce cases within the county, and Greenwood County is under the 8th Judicial Circuit Court.
  2. Contact the Clerk of Court’s office: The requester may reach out to the office of the clerk of court for the court where the case was heard. Interested members of the public can acquire a Greenwood County divorce (or dissolution of marriage) record by visiting the address stated above or filling out a Request for Copies form via mail to:
    DHEC Vital Records
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
  3. Provide all necessary information: Record requesters are typically required to provide details with which to facilitate the search, such as a party’s name or the date of the dissolution or divorce.
  4. Request for Access to Divorce Records: The inquirer can now request to access marriage divorce records. The office may offer a request form to fill out. Also, the requester must also pay $12 for Marriage Records and $3 for every extra copy requested during that time frame. However, the court only provides access to Marriage records for individuals that fall under the following categories: 
    • Groom
    • Bride
    • The Legal representative of the married party
    • An existing or former spouse or either married party
    • Children of the married party.
  5. Await Processing: After submitting the request form to the Clerk of Court’s office, the agency will process the record. This process may involve locating the divorce records, redacting any sealed or confidential information, and preparing copies for the researcher.
  6. Get the Records: The requester will be able to pick up the divorce records from the Clerk of Court’s Office. Depending on the court’s policies, the researcher may be able to receive the records via mail or electronically if they can’t get them in person.

Greenwood County Marriage and Divorce Records

The Greenwood County Clerk of Court provides an official search portal that enables individuals to search for and access family-related court records, which also includes marriage and divorce records. On the website, the requester must visit the FCCMS Public Portal which makes a majority of court records within its holdings available to the public.

The requester can also perform this lookup physically, by mail, or through a third-party website.

Greenwood County Birth and Death Records

Interested members of the public may access detailed and certified copies of Greenwood County birth and death records at the Office of Vital Statistics.They can apply for the records physically at the office or submit a completed request form via mail to the following address:
Greenwood County Vital Records Office
1736 S. Main St.
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 227-5970

The requester may be required to pay $12 to access copies of the records and $3 extra for every additional copy at the time of the request. Also, only inquirers who are at least 18 years old, spouse, legal representatives, or parents of the case holder are permitted to access these records.

Greenwood County Probate Court Records

Probate court records are documents associated with the administration of wills, adoptions, estates, guardianships, trusts, and conservatorship.

To obtain a Greenwood County probate court record, requesters can visit the Greenwood County Probate Court Website, which offers a free search option to interested members of the public. On the portal, requesters can conduct record searches via a party’s descendant’s name, case number, or personal representative.

Greenwood County Property Records

Greenwood County property records are real estate records that comprise information related to real property within county limits. The records offer crucial information on land, homes, and commercial properties. They also comprise different kinds of documents pertaining to:

  • Mortgages
  • Titles
  • Property deeds
  • Plats maps and surveys
  • Deeds records
  • Zoning information
  • Property History

Inquirers can conduct a Greenwood County property record search on the Greenwood County Property search portal. On the portal, requesters can perform property search via a party’s name, book-page, legal description, or document number.

Greenwood County Court Records Online

County court records are also accessible to the public via third-party platforms like Southcarolinacourtrecords.us These sites are managed by independent services that aggregate government-managed information and provide access to these records remotely.

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