Jury Duty Scam:
Please be aware of a Jury Duty Scam currently affecting South Carolina residents. There have been recent reports of residents being called by individuals claiming to be court officers or law enforcement officers stating a warrant has been issued for your failure to appear for jury duty. These individuals will attempt to verify your personal information and/or tell you that the warrant can be taken care of by paying a fine with your credit card or by obtaining a pre-paid debt card. The public is urged to report these calls to local law enforcement.
Do not give out any sensitive personal information. Court officials will not ask for money over the phone. All Beaufort County Courts notify residents by mail if they are selected for jury duty, or if they have missed jury duty.
Beaufort Magistrate Court
104 Ribaut Road
Post Office Box 2207
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902 (29901)
Bluffton Magistrate Court
4819 Bluffton Parkway, 2nd Floor
Post Office Box 840
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We cannot accept any payments or filings before or after office hours.
Sheldon Office Hours:
Judge Kline will be in the Sheldon office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
By order of Beaufort County Chief Magistrate
All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off; and
All hats, sunglasses and concealing outer garments must be removed
Before entering the courtroom or approaching the service windows.