Magistrate Court

MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE
210 West Main Street
Union, South Carolina  29379-2215

Office: (864 ) 429-1648
Fax:(864) 429-1685

Mission

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 jury trials for all Magistrate 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 impose 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
MAGISTRATES AND STAFF 

Chief Magistrate
 
The Honorable David Kevin Morrow

Associate Chief Magistrate
 
The Honorable Jimmy Dean Crocker
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
Civil Clerk Lacy Shropshire
Magistrate's Constable Larry E. Yarbrough
Magistrate's Constable Tony M. Keisler


 
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 Ejectment (2nd Paper) $10.00
Magistrate's Sale $35.00
Restraining Order 
Paid by non-prevailing party
Can be waived by the Judge
$55.00
Subpoena for Witnesses $8.00