Magistrate Court

Jury Duty Scam:

Please be aware of a Jury Duty Scam currently affecting South Carolina residents. There have been recent reports of residents being called by individuals claiming to be court officers or law enforcement officers stating a warrant has been issued for your failure to appear for jury duty. These individuals will attempt to verify your personal information and/or tell you that the warrant can be taken care of by paying a fine with your credit card or by obtaining a pre-paid debt card. The public is urged to report these calls to local law enforcement.

Do not give out any sensitive personal information. Court officials will not ask for money over the phone. All Beaufort County Courts notify residents by mail if they are selected for jury duty, or if they have missed jury duty.

Beaufort Magistrate Court

104 Ribaut Road

Post Office Box 2207

Beaufort, South Carolina  29902 (29901)

Tel.  843-255-5700

Fax  843-255-9427

Bluffton Magistrate Court

4819 Bluffton Parkway, 2nd Floor

Post Office Box 840

Bluffton, South Carolina  29910

Tel. 843-255-5610

Fax.  843-255-9510


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We cannot accept any payments or filings before or after office hours.

Sheldon Office Hours:

Judge Kline will be in the Sheldon office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

By order of Beaufort County Chief Magistrate

All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off; and

All hats, sunglasses and concealing outer garments must be removed

Before entering the courtroom or approaching the service windows.