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Civil Fees

Mandatory Schedule of Civil fees to be collected in Magistrate Courts

This schedule is based on Sections 8-21-1010 and 8-21-1060 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and Temporary Proviso Section 72.100 of the 2004 - 2005 General Appropriations Act.  Proviso 72.100 requires that $25.00 be added to the original filing of all summons and complaints and interpleader actions, and $10.00 be added to the original filing of all other civil cases in magistrate court.  The filing of a petition for a restraining order against harassment or stalking, or for an order of protection against domestic abuse are statutorily exempt from any filing fee. 

Summons & Complaint

Filing Fee  $45.00
Proviso Fee             $25.00
Service of Process             $10.00
Total $80.00
  • The Service of Process Fee is charged only when the Court serves the papers.

Claim & Delivery

Filing Fee $45.00
Bond Fee $5.00
Service of Process $10.00
Proviso Fee $10.00
Execution of Judgment $20.00
Total $90.00
  • The Service of Process Fee is charged only when the Court serves the papers.

  • The Bond Fee is only required when claim for immediate seizure is made.

  • The Execution of Judgment Fee is only required when a pick-up order or execution is issued by the court.  This fee includes a $10.00 Service of Process Fee.

Ejectment of Tenant

Filing Fee $20.00
Service of Process $10.00
Mailing Fee $5.00
Proviso Fee $10.00
Writ of Ejectment $10.00
Total $55.00
  • The Service of Process Fee is charged only when the Court serves the papers.

  • The Mailing Fee is only charged if mailing is required by law.

  • The Writ of Ejectment Fee is only charged if service of the final paper is needed.

Distraint

Filing Fee $20.00

Service of Process

$10.00
Proviso Fee $10.00
Warrant of Distraint $10.00
Total $50.00
  • The Service of Process Fee is charged only when the Court serves the papers.

  • The Warrant of Distraint fee is only charged if service of the final paper is needed.

Restraining Order

  • No Charge

Summary Ejectment of Trespassers     15-67-610

Filing Fee $45.00
Service of Process $10.00
Proviso Fee $10.00
Warrant of Ejectment $10.00
Total $75.00
  • The Service of Process Fee is charged only when the Court serves the papers.

  • The Warrant of Ejectment Fee is charged only when service of same is required.

Judicial Sale 

Filing Fee $25.00
Proviso Fee $10.00
Total $35.00

Interpleader

   Filing Fee $45.00
   Service Fee $20.00*
   Proviso Fee $25.00
   Total $90.00

*Service upon two defendants will be required in an interpleader action.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Fee for the Court to prepare and serve a subpoena in a civil action

$8.00
  • Witness Fee to be paid to a witness by compelling party
$25.00
  • To summons jury panel in civil case; cost to be born by losing party
$5.00
  • Fee for preparing, certifying, and forwarding a transcript of judgment in a civil case for purpose of appeal.  This fee does not apply to criminal appeals.  (This fee includes the $150.00 filing fee for Clerk of Court.)

$160.00