McCormick County Clerk of Court

Department Information
Dept Head: Gwendolyn Dorn Chiles
Location: 133 South Mine Street
  McCormick, SC 29835
  Room 102
Office Hours: M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm
Office Phone: (864) 852-2195
Fax: (864) 852-0071
Office Email:
Deputy Clerk: Buffey F. Hodges  
Family Court Asst: Amanda H. Lamb  
Family Court Asst: April S. Prince  

The Clerk of Court is a public officer, elected by the people of McCormick County. The duties of the office are continuous in nature and prescribed under local, state and federal law. As an elected official, the Clerk must be responsive to the citizens of McCormick County while fulfilling the responsibilities proscribed under law.

What this Office Does:

  • Answers questions from public regarding Court operations and real estate recordings
  • Maintain records of cases heard in the Court of Common Pleas involving civil disputes between two or more parties
  • Keep records of criminal cases heard in the General Sessions Court
  • Schedule Civil Jury and Non-Jury Trials
  • Maintain records of Family Court including juvenile, domestic relations, child support, interstate custody, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights orders of protection, adoption and Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act cases
  • Prepares and mails juror summons and processes jury payments
  • Screens, collects fees and appoints Public Defenders for those who qualify
  • Receives, reviews and records real estate documents to include, deeds, plats, mortgages as well as liens, judgments powers of attorney, etc.
  • Receives and disburses child support payments
  • Collect fines and fees from the General Sessions Court

This Office Does Not:

  • Give legal advise (For attorney information call the SC Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 868-2284 or the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program (888) 346-5562
  • Research real property for legal claim
  • Accept payments for County property taxes (See Treasurer)