MAGISTRATE COURT

Phone:

Office: (864) 429-1648

Fax: (864) 429-1685

Office is located at:

210 West Main Street

Union, SC 29379

The mission of the Magistrate Court is to provide the citizens of Union County with a fair and impartial Summary Court. The two full time and three part-time magistrates perform the following:
  • Issue criminal arrest and search warrants
  • Conduct bail bond hearings two times daily to determine how a defendant should be released from detention
  • Conduct preliminary hearings for General Sessions level cases
  • Conduct criminal hearings to include such offenses such as Criminal Domestic Violence, Malicious Injury to Personal Property, Trespassing, County Ordinance Violations, etc.
  • Conduct traffic hearings to include Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension, etc.
  • Conduct civil hearings including landlord/tenant hearings, summons and complaint cases (to claim disputed funds), claim and delivery cases (to reclaim property), and public sales of abandoned vehicles
  • A magistrate may impost a fine with court assessments of up to $5242.50 and/or a penalty of up to a 180 day sentence. The civil jurisdiction is $7500.00

Chief Magistrate

The Honorable David Kevin Morrow

kmorrow@countyofunion.com

Associate Chief Magistrate

The Honorable Jimmy Dean Crocker

jcrocker@countyofunion.com

Bond Court Judge (Part-time)

The Honorable Toney Lein Farr, Sr.

Bond Court Judge (Part-time)

The Honorable Harold Whitney Smith

Bond Court Judge (Part-time)

The Honorable Arthur Taylor Sprouse, Jr.

Deputy/Criminal Clerk

Carrie Smith

csmith@countyofunion.com

Civil Clerk

Lacy Shropshire

lshropshire@countyofunion.com

Magistrate's Constable

Larry E. Yarbrough

Magistrate's Constable

Kenneth Riddle

Informational Brochures and Forms
Mandatory Schedule of Fees To Be Collected in Magistrate's Court

Claim and Delivery $65.00

Pick-up Order $20.00

Summons and Complaint $80.00

Rule to Vacate (Eviction) $40.00

Writ of Ejection (2nd Paper) $10.00

Magistrate's Sale $35.00

Restraining Order $55.00

(Paid by non-prevailing party, can be waived by the Judge)

Subpoena for Witnesses $8.00