The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of City government and administers justice within the jurisdiction of the City. Administrative functions include case docketing, case management, caseload reporting, and collection of fines. Judicial functions include conducting trials, issuing warrants, bond hearings, prisoner releases, and providing information to citizens and defendants regarding penalties, court rules, and available community resources/programs.
Effective June 26, 2012, the new Municipal Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Weekend and holiday hours for bond hearings are at 9:00 a.m. and at 9:00 p.m. with a judge "on-call" for emergency situations.
Violations of state laws and municipal ordinances heard in Municipal Court are generally in two categories: Criminal and Traffic. Criminal violations include criminal domestic violence, larceny, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, public disorderly conduct, etc. Traffic violations include DUS, DUI, speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield right of way, parking, etc.
For more information, click on the links above.
ANONYMOUS CRIME TIP HOTLINE 803-289-6040
CITY HOTLINE 803-283-2489
|405 East Arch Street
Lancaster, SC 29720-2537
|Post Office Box 1149
Lancaster, SC 29721-1149