All documents filed with the court are public records and are available through the Clerk’s office. Sometimes sealed by special court order, and sometimes sealed and confidential by operation of law, such as adoptions, abuse and neglect and criminal files relating to juveniles, availability of documents vary. If your criminal case is pending with the Clerk’s office but should be dismissed, please contact the Solicitor’s office in Georgetown County at 843-545-3169. The South Carolina Department of Social Services on June 3, 2019, officially implemented the "Federally Mandated" State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in Georgetown County. Obligors currently making support payments to the Georgetown County Clerk of Court’s office will make payments to the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit and mailed to:
South Carolina State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 100302
Columbia, SC 29202
Please note: Obligors will only make PURGE payments to the Georgetown County Clerk of Court’s office. These are payments ordered if an Obligor appears before a Family Court Judge due to him/her being delinquent on the child/spousal support account, or a Bench Warrant was ordered for their arrest.
Do not send PURGE payments to the SDU.
If you have questions about when and how to make payments to the State Disbursement Unit, please contact the SDU customer service center at 800-768-5858. Agents are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.