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Spartanburg County Court Records

Spartanburg County court records consist of documentation generated, collected, and maintained by the courts within the county. These records include written and printed papers, pictures, electronic or magnetically recorded data, audio, video, and other information generated regardless of form or medium.

Court records are stored and maintained by courts for many reasons. In particular, they serve as official documentation of legal proceedings. They also serve as proof of accountability and impartiality in legal matters. The public can access these records for academic purposes, to improve their knowledge of the justice system, and for personal reasons.

The types of court records considered in Spartanburg County include court dockets, calendars, judgments, rulings, motions, citations, summons, rulings, and any other documentation generated or filed during the case by participants. On a grander scale, these documents are court records for South Carolina.

Are Court Records Public in Spartanburg County?

The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act classifies most court records as public records. This means that members of the public can access these records by submitting a request to the court that is the record’s custodian. As the law aims to promote transparency, requesters do not have to explain why they need a record.

Although most court records are public, the laws restrict or exempt some records from public access. Section 30-4-40 of the act lists matters exempt from disclosure, including court records. Some of the records restricted or exempt court records include:

  • Arrest warrants when it has not been signed and served to the subject of the warrant
  • Court records that include information of a personal nature, such as social security numbers
  • Court records that have been sealed by court order
  • Court records of charges that have been expunged
  • Court records from cases involving juveniles or minors to protect their privacy

Spartanburg County Court Records Search

Members of the public can perform a Spartanburg County Records search using the following options:

  • The Spartanburg County Clerk of Courts Office
  • Visiting the court in Spartanburg where the case was heard
  • An online database hosted on the court’s website
  • Third-party public record websites

Spartanburg County Court Records Search by Name

Citizens wishing to look up court records have several options for a name-based search. For instance, record seekers may visit the court's location where the case was heard. A full name will be necessary to request a record search by name. Further case details, such as a case number and filing date, may increase the chances of a successful search.

Requesters must submit a name to court staff for an in-person search at the court location. Some courthouse locations may have public access terminals where visitors can search for records. Record custodians at the courthouse may require a written request or a request form to process records. The public record law also permits custodians to charge fees for a record's search, retrieval, and copies.

Record seekers can also use the Case Record Search on the South Carolina Judiciary website for remote or online requests. Visit the site and select Spartanburg from the county list, then review and agree to the terms and conditions. The search tool allows users to search for court records by several criteria, including the party’s name. There is also an option to download or print copies of a record for a fee. Note accessing the public index for a case search requires creating an account.

Spartanburg County Courts

The trial court system in South Carolina consists of several different types of courts that handle different cases in different jurisdictions. Listed below are the various courthouse locations in Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg County District Court Records

The South Carolina Judicial System is divided into four tiers. The Circuit Court of Spartanburg County acts as its court of general jurisdiction. It handles civil cases in its Court of Common Pleas and criminal cases in its Courts of General Sessions. It also handles more serious cases from the lower courts such as Magistrate, Probate, and Municipal courts. Requests for court records are usually submitted to this court.

Spartanburg County Criminal Records

Criminal record searches in South Carolina are only accessible to the subject of the record and their legal representatives. Law enforcement agencies and prospective employers may also be authorized to access records for official purposes or as part of an employment process.

In Spartanburg County, criminal records can be obtained by contacting the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). To make a request, record seekers must provide information about the subject, such as their first name, last name, date of birth, and social security number, if available.

Requests can be made by mail, by telephone, or online.

  • Telephone requests can be made by calling the SLED telephone numbers at (803) 896-1447 or (803) 896-7005
  • Mailed requests are made by mailing a filled-out Criminal Records Check Form, the complete payment, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

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

  • Online requests can be made using the SLED CATCH database. Visit the website and accept the terms and conditions, then choose eligibility for discounts to be directed to the search page. Note that the option to download or print records will only appear once online payment has been processed.

Criminal record requests will cost a non-refundable fee of $25 per search. An additional $1 fee is added to online requests. Mailed payments are accepted in business checks, certified checks, cashier's checks, or money orders only. Charitable organizations that meet requirements set by law are eligible for a reduced fee of $8.

Spartanburg County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Criminal court records for Spartanburg County can be accessed from the Spartanburg County Circuit Court, Court of General Sessions. Record seekers have the following options for looking up criminal court case information.

  • Visit the Spartanburg County Circuit Court in person and speak to the staff.
  • Email ctipton@spartanburgcounty.org with details of the criminal record request for the Court of General Sessions
  • Use the Public Index to search for the Court of General Sessions records.

Get Spartanburg County Civil Court Records

Spartanburg County civil court records can be obtained from the Spartanburg County Circuit Court. These are records concerning civil court cases, including judgments, motions, rulings, claims, and other documentation. The Clerk of Court for the “Court of Common Pleas,” the county circuit court, is the custodian of these records and answers record requests.

Anyone who requires records from the Spartanburg County Circuit Court can visit the court in person or email ctipton@spartanburgcounty.org. It will be required to provide information about the record in the email or simply inquire about obtaining civil court records. Requesters can also look up records using the Court of Common Pleas Public Index.

The Freedom of Information Act permits courts to charge fees for gathering and providing copies of records. Unless stated otherwise, fees will be charged at $0.20 per black and white copy page, $0.35 per page for color pages, and $1 each for CDs.

Spartanburg County Family Court Records

Family court records in Spartanburg County are records concerning domestic and family relationships, including those involving minors. This includes divorce, separation, annulment, spousal support, domestic violence, and child abuse.

The Family Court of Spartanburg County handles these cases at their courthouse located in the main Spartanburg County courthouse. Family court records can be obtained by contacting the Clerk of Courts at the Spartanburg County courthouse. Requesters can also email ctipton@spartanburgcounty.org with inquiries about records from the family court. The Family Court Public Index is available on the Family Court webpage for online requests.

Spartanburg Dissolution of Marriage Records

Spartanburg County dissolution of marriage records are records concerning the county's divorce and legal separation cases. These cases are considered family court records in South Carolina and are available at the Spartanburg County Family Court in person or using the online Public Index.

Spartanburg County Marriage and Divorce Records

Several different agencies maintain Spartanburg County marriage and divorce records. Marriage records can be obtained from the Vital Records Office of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Spartanburg County Probate Court. Divorce records, in turn, can be obtained from the vital records office and the Spartanburg County Family Court, where divorce cases are heard.

To obtain copies of marriage certificates, record seekers can fill out and return the copy request form in person or by mail to the probate court at:

Spartanburg County Probate Court
Marriage division
180 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Spartanburg County marriage certificates from the local probate court cost $5 per copy.

Marriage records from the state vital records office can be obtained in person, by mail, by phone, via Dropbox, and online. Records can be requested at any of the office locations, including Spartanburg.

The Vital Records Office also provides Spartanburg County Divorce Reports from any office location, by mail, online, and in Dropbox. Divorce reports from the vital office cost $17 for the initial copy and $3 for every additional copy. Divorce records can also be obtained from the Spartanburg County Family Court. Requesters can visit the family court in the Spartanburg County Courthouse at 180 Magnolia Street or use the online Family Court Public Index.

It should be noted that these records are only accessible by certain authorized persons, such as the registrants, their children, and legal representatives. Requesters may also be required to provide valid identification.

Spartanburg Birth and Death Records

Spartanburg County Birth and Death records can be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control-Vital Records Office. These records come in handy when verifying a person’s identity, age, and nationality. They can be obtained in person, by mail, online, or by Dropbox.

In-person requests can be made at any of the local branches of the department including the Spartanburg branch at:

118 Dillon Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Phone: (864) 596-2227

Under South Carolina law, only immediate family and their legal representatives can access official Spartanburg County death records. Birth records can only be obtained by the registrant, their parents, or their legal representatives. All requesters must show eligibility or include a valid government-issued photo ID during the request. In-person requests will cost $17 for the first copy, while mailed requests will cost $12. Each additional copy ordered at the same time will cost $3.

Spartanburg County Probate Court Records

Probate records for Spartanburg County are available at the county Probate Court in the county courthouse building. The various divisions of the probate court handle the probate of wills, estates of the deceased, conservators for minors, and involuntary commitment of alcoholics, addicts, and the mentally ill. The court also appoints and manages guardians for incapacitated adults.

The county probate court also issues marriage certificates and licenses. Probate records are generally considered public records so requesters may request these records from the probate court. A research room to review records in person at the office is open to the public. Record seekers must set up appointments by emailing mbradley@spartanburgcounty.org with the following information.

  • The name of the requestor and phone number
  • Name of decedent or subject of the record
  • Case number
  • Clerk assigned
  • Whether it is an active or closed file

When the email is received, the probate court will contact you to schedule an appointment. It is recommended that record seekers call the court at (864) 596-2556 and seek advice in advance of any record requests.

Spartanburg County Property Records

In Spartanburg County, there are two agencies responsible for maintaining property records. The Spartanburg County Assessor identifies, maps, classifies, appraises, and assesses the county's residential, commercial, agricultural, and vacant real property for tax purposes.

The Spartanburg County Register of Deeds, on the other hand, is responsible for recording land/property titles, deeds, liens, and any other documentation related to transactions involving property. Requesters may access Spartanburg County property records by visiting these agencies in person at

Spartanburg County Administration Building,
366 North Church Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

Spartanburg County property records can also be looked up online using the Assessor Property Search and the Register of Deeds Records Search.

Spartanburg County Court Records Online

Spartanburg County court records can be accessed using official government websites and third-party online resources. Most third-party websites like courtrecords.us are managed by unofficial parties that assemble public records from various sources, including courthouses and online depositories and sell them. However, although convenient, third-party platforms are not official databases. As such, the information may not be accurate or up-to-date. Researchers are advised to cross-check their information with official government resources if using these third-party sites.

Spartanburg County Courts

The trial court system in South Carolina consists of several different types of courts that handle different cases in different jurisdictions. Listed below are the various courthouse locations in Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg County Circuit Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 500, P.O. Box 5666,
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2259

Spartanburg County Family Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 500, P.O. Box 5666,
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2128

Spartanburg County Probate Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 302,
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2556
Fax: (864) 596-2011

Magistrates Courts in Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Boiling Springs
4224 Highway 9,
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
Phone: (864) 578-2885
Fax: (864) 814-5848

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Chesnee
201 West Cherokee Street,
Chesnee, SC 29323
Phone: (864) 461-3402

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2564
Fax: (864) 596-3622

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Detention Center
950 California Avenue,
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 596-3424
Fax: (864) 596-3426

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Greer
Physical: 13465 East Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 18,
Greer, SC 29651
Mailing: P.O. Box 673, Lyman, SC 29365
Phone: (864) 879-0063

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Inman
10471 Asheville Hwy, Suite 12, Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 708-0048
Fax: (864) 305-4294

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Landrum
104 East Tucker Street, Suite A, Landrum, SC 29356
Fax: (864) 457-7245
Fax: (864) 457-7245

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Pacolet
1425 North Highway 150, P.O. Box 416,
Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-0344
Fax: (864) 474-4444

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Reidville
P.O. Box 124,
Reidville, SC 29375
Fax: (864) 433-9223
Fax: (864) 433-9223

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Woodruff
110 North Main Street,
Woodruff, SC 29388
Fax: (864) 476-2281
Fax: (864) 476-2281

Municipal Courts in Spartanburg County

Campobello Municipal Court
Campobello Town Hall
208 North Main Street, P.O. Box 8,
Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: (864) 468-4545
Fax: (864) 472-4149

Central Pacolet Municipal Court
130 Turner Street, P.O. Box 700,
Central Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-9504
Fax: (864) 503-2417

Chesnee Municipal Court
201 West Cherokee Street,
Chesnee, SC 29323
Phone: (864) 461-2225
Fax: (864) 461-2224

Cowpens Municipal Court
5332 Main Street, P.O. Box 1399,
Cowpens, SC 29330
Phone: (864) 463-3201
Fax: (864) 463-8559

Duncan Municipal Court
50 Hughes Street, P.O. Box 188,
Duncan, SC 29334
Phone: (864) 439-2664
Fax: (864) 439-5300

Inman Municipal Court
20 South Main Street,
Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 472-6200
Fax: (864) 472-3228

Landrum Municipal Court
100 North Shamrock Avenue,
Landrum, SC 29356
Phone: (864) 457-7281
Fax: (864) 457-2702

Lyman Municipal Court
81 Grove Road,
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone: (864) 485-0206

Pacolet Municipal Court
180 Montgomery Avenue, P.O. Box 700,
Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-9504
Fax: (864) 474-9442

Reidville Municipal Court
7304 Reidville Rd, P.O. Box 307,
Reidville, SC 29375
Fax: (864) 486-9214
Fax: (864) 486-9214

Spartanburg Municipal Court
145 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 1749,
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2038
Fax: (864) 596-2113

Wellford Municipal Court
127 Syphrit Road, P.O. Box 99,
Wellford, SC 29385
Phone: (864) 439-4875
Fax: (864) 439-2437

Woodruff Municipal Court
231 East Hayne Street,
Woodruff, SC 29388
Phone: (864) 476-8131
Fax: (864) 476-6457

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