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Darlington County Magistrate

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There are two Magistrate Court offices in Darlington County. The Darlington and Hartsville offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. 

Magistrates mainly handle traffic violations and criminal misdemeanors with a maximum fine of $500 or 30 days in jail. They also issue arrest warrants. Magistrates hear civil cases involving money up to $7,500. These cases can be over money owed others, defaulted credit payments and landlord-tenant disagreements.

If you need to see a magistrate pertaining to a criminal offense, which occurred in Darlington County, you must have the incident report number, which you have received, from the Sheriff's office. You will then contact the Magistrate in the township in which the offense occurred, requesting issuance of a criminal arrest warrant. If you are inquiring about a civil matter, then you must contact the Magistrate of the township in which the person resides.

After normal County business hours, a Magistrate is on call. However, the Magistrate on duty cannot issue warrants or legal papers on a crime that has just been committed unless the Magistrate has an incident report from the investigating police department.

The following are phone and fax numbers for both Magistrate Court offices:

Darlington
115 Camp Road
Darlington, SC 29532
843-398-4340
843-398-4458 fax

Hartsville
404 South 4th Street
Hartsville, SC 29550
843-332-9661
843-332-7212 fax

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Darlington County 
115 Camp Road
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-398-4340
Fax: 843-398-4458

Hartsville
404 South 4th Street
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843-332-9661
Fax: 843-332-7212 

Joshua R. Edwards
Darlington County

Chief Magistrate

James Thomas
Magistrate
Hartsville

Deatrice Curtis
Magistrate
Darlington
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