CLERK OF COURT
Citizens of Darlington County and surrounding Counties:
In continuing with the growth of the Clerk of Court and Darlington County, we want to thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will give us input on how to make the site better for the citizens of Darlington County. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.
My staff and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Clerk of Court. It has been our pleasure and we look forward to serving you in the coming years.
~Clerk of Court and Staff of the Clerk of Court of Darlington County~
General Sessions / Criminal Court:
General Sessions, otherwise known as Criminal Court, is responsible for the receiving and filing, indexing, and housing the criminal warrants, bond paperwork, and/or motions. They provide information to SLED (Special Law Enforcement Division) on individuals pertaining to the disposition of their cases. This division also has a working relationship with other agencies such as SCDC South Carolina Department of Corrections, the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, the Public Defender's Office, the Solicitor's Office and others. Deputy Clerk of Court, Michelle Norton, provides supervision over this division. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Court / Support:
Family Court/Support Division consists of eight clerks that process and manage wage withholding for court ordered and voluntary withholdings, divorce and domestic court hearings for divorces and criminal domestic cases, Department of Social Services court hearings for developing cases that consist of DNA on paternity testing, along with handling any and all alimony and child support monies. They also provide information that assists the Darlington County Sheriff's Office with apprehending DEAD BEAT PARENTS. Deputy Clerk of Court, Samantha Scott, provides supervision for this division. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Common Pleas Court:
Common Pleas/Civil Court division consists of personnel that provides services such as: filing civil disputes, scheduling civil and post conviction relief court hearings, filing judgment orders and computer input. They also update the court roster reports on the judicial website. Chief Deputy Clerk of Court, Jennifer Glanz, provides supervision for this division. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Of Deeds:
The Register of Deeds consists of three clerks. The responsibilities of the ROD office are to record, index, image, and return documents. Among the documents recorded are as follows: deeds, mortgages (any instruments pertaining to the mortgage), financing statements, tax liens (state and federal), conveyance liens, plats and powers of attorney. We also register appointments of notary, and firework license. The ROD office is currently using the indexing and imaging system Resolution, which is created by Cott Systems based out of Worthington, Ohio. Using this system, we are able to process the documents and return them within three days of recording. This office can be reached at:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org