Suspension of All In-person Hearings in Magistrate/ Summary Court
By order of SC Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beaty, all in-person proceedings in Magistrate/Summary Courts statewide beginning on or after January 11, 2021 are being suspended until further notice, subject to the limitations below:
-Bond hearings and emergency matters including, but not limited to, restraining orders, orders of protection, and vacating of bench warrants.
Lee County Magistrate Court Offices will remain open to the public with all visitors being required to wear a facial mask and have their temperature checked prior to entering the facility. Anyone requiring assistance through Magistrate's Court is encouraged to call prior to visiting the office to ensure your needs can be accommodated.
Magistrate Court/Summary Court 803-484-6463
Traffic Ext. 1
Civil Claims Ext. 2
Warrants Ext. 3
Shirley C. Davidson
115 Gregg Street
PO Box 2
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: 803- 484-6463
Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Excluding county and / or state holidays
The Magistrate’s Court is the Summary Court for Lee County. This court handles small claim civil matters up to $7500, as well as traffic court and miscellaneous criminal cases including wildlife, hunting, boating and fishing violations.
Magistrate’s Court does not accept personal or business checks to pay fines. Only cash or money orders are currently accepted as payment for court fines. The court does accept cash or credit card payments if the person appears in person. Payments can also be made online. To access online payments, go to www.sc.gov to make traffic / criminal fine payments. Do not send cash in the mail. Telephone payments are not accepted.