Calhoun County Clerk of Court

Calhoun County Clerk of Court The Calhoun County Clerk of Court office would like to welcome you to our page. We know that you will be extremely satisfied with the information that we have posted for your convenience.

Each county has a popularly elected Clerk of Court who serves a four year term. The Clerk of Court serves both the Circuit Court and the Family Court. The Clerks of Court are charged with docket management, receipt of fees, fines and costs, maintenance of all court records, and submission of reports to a variety of state and federal agencies. In Circuit Court, the Clerk of Court is responsible for both criminal and civil matters, and some of these duties include receipt of criminal warrants and transmission to the solicitor, receipt of bail, compilation of trial lists, jury management and staffing the courtroom while the court is in session. Among the duties a Clerk of Court is responsible for in Family Court are the collection and disbursement of court-ordered child support payments, issuance of Rules to Show Cause in cases where court orders have not been followed, and filing of Orders of Protection and transmittal of these orders to the appropriate local law enforcement agencies. The Clerk of Court also serves as the Register of Deeds. Formerly called Register of Mesne Conveyances, in some counties. The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording all property transactions and records as Registers of Deeds On January 1, 1998, the name of the office changed from Register of Mesne Conveyances (RMC) to Register of Deeds (RoD). Current office holders, whether appointed or elected, were authorized to keep the name of RMC during their tenure in office, however, after their term, the name is to change to RoD. The duties of the Register of Deeds are set out by the Code of Laws of South Carolina. The proper recording of documents provides notice to subsequent purchasers or creditors of the interests of others in the property and establishes priority of claims against that property. Generally, all instruments conveying an interest in real property must be recorded in that county's Register of Deeds in order to be valid. Other documents of public interest may also be recorded by the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds exists as a separate governmental office in 21 counties in South Carolina. In Anderson, Beaufort, Clarendon, Colleton, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Sumter, the position is appointed by the governing body. In the counties of Aiken, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Greenville, and Lexington, the holder of the office is elected. In the remaining 25 counties, the functions are performed by the elected Clerk of Court.

Mission: To serve the citizens of Calhoun County.

Operating as usual

UPDATES FOR CALHOUN COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT. (INCLUDES ROLL CALL REVISIONS)
08/31/2020

UPDATES FOR CALHOUN COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT. (INCLUDES ROLL CALL REVISIONS)

Town of St. Matthews
07/16/2020

Town of St. Matthews

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Jerry Ford, Councilman District #6. Mr. Ford was a recent addition to the St. Matthews Town Council after offering himself for Public Office in November of 2019. Mr. Jerome Alton Ford was a “rock” in the St. Matthews/Calhoun County Community! He was a brilliant, educated, thoughtful and kind gentleman and he will be missed.
Condolences to the Ford Family and May you find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
God bless and keep you.
Mayor, Town Council, Administration & all Town Employees

07/02/2020
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
06/11/2020

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

This morning Sheriff Summers took a moment to recognize a local man who went above and beyond when it mattered. Antonio Gidron of St. Matthews was presented a plaque as a small token of appreciation in recognition for the actions he took on May 17th. Mr. Gidron was outside working at his residence at the time of the domestic homicide on Bugleflower Lane. Hearing the screaming and gunshots, Mr. Gidron believed a snake was possibly at his neighbor’s residence. He grabbed a shotgun and proceeded to go help. Instead he was met with a juvenile female screaming “he is shooting us”. Without missing a step Mr. Gidron passed off the girl to his wife and instructed them to go inside, lock the doors and call 911. Seconds later, Gabriel Jordan, the 37 year old shooter was in the back yard actively looking for the little girl. With four calm and determinate words “you can’t have her” the shooter retreated and soon after two final gunshots were heard, ending the shooting spree. Undeterred by the gunfire Mr. Gidron stood guard and even relocated to several neighbor’s yards trying to protect those who needed it. “People just don’t do this anymore” Sheriff Summers said. “Mr. Gidron is an example of what is right in our society. Facing down an extremely dangerous situation he did what he could do to protect those in need.” “In over 30 years in law enforcement we have never had a situation like this occur, and I have certainly never seen anyone act so bravely as Mr. Gidron did that day” said Sheriff Summers. Mr. Gidron humbly accepted the plaque and stated that the moment he laid eyes on that girl, in that situation she became his. “And I’m gonna protect what’s mine.” So, from Sheriff Thomas Summers and the men and women of law enforcement in Calhoun County and I dare say many, many more. Thank you for what you did, and thank you for showing us that there are still good people willing to get involved.

03/23/2020

Starting Tuesday March 24th the Calhoun County Clerk of Court/Courthouse will be closed to the incoming general public until further notice.

The Clerk of Court Office will be open for "filing of documents only" through secure drop off Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Services will still be provided to the public by phone, email and electronic filings.

03/18/2020
03/18/2020

Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Calhoun County Courthouse doors will be closed to the public until further notice. Any filings that need to be filed will be accepted through our window. Services will still be provided to the public by phone and email.

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
03/18/2020

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

Happy Birthday to the longest serving Deputy Sheriff at the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Irvin Greene, who turns 73 today! We wish him the best day today and hope for many, many more!

Pictured below is Chief Deputy Greene in 1977 and today!

NEW CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM IS NOW AVAILABLE STATEWIDE AND RECEIVES FEDERAL CERTIFICATION September 19, 2019 – Columbia, SC...
03/05/2020
Child Support - South Carolina Department of Social Services

NEW CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM IS NOW AVAILABLE STATEWIDE AND RECEIVES FEDERAL CERTIFICATION



September 19, 2019 – Columbia, SC – After more than two decades, the Palmetto Automated Child Support System (PACSS) and the centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU) are, finally, fully operational statewide and federally certified. That’s worth celebrating for so many reasons but, most importantly, because it means a better way of serving children and families in South Carolina and the end of substantial federal penalties.

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) commended South Carolina on this significant achievement of meeting the statewide child support system requirements. OCSE also noted in its certification letter that the entire South Carolina team did an outstanding job during functional and statewide reviews.

Tim Mose, Director of the DSS Child Support Services Division (CSSD), extends a huge thank-you and congratulations to the entire CSSD Team; PACSS Project Director Jimmy Earley and the PACSS Team; the Clerks of Court; project partners – Conduent and vendors; the SCDSS Information Technology (IT) Team and all other agency units that supported this endeavor. “I am so grateful for the hard work, preparation and dedication of this team in making this a reality,” Mose said. “Our collective efforts have made a positive and powerful impact on so many children and families!”

One in every five children in South Carolina is served by DSS Child Support Services. Services are available at DSS regional offices around the state and available to anyone, regardless of income. Now, with full implementation of PACSS, the SDU is managing payments for more than 250,000 child support cases, including private child support and alimony cases formerly paid through the court.

The new system includes many features that benefit both custodial and non-custodial parents (NCPs) of children receiving child support.

Cases are processed faster from the time an individual applies for services.
Improvements help with locating non-custodial parents (NCPs) to establish child support orders and with enforcing orders.
Immediate income withholding boosts collections and gets support to families faster.
Employers, other states, and NCPs send payments to one location, the State Disbursement Unit, rather than individual Clerks of Court.
When a child support payment is made by an NCP that has more than one child support case, the system distributes payments to ensure children in all current, obligated cases receive support. ###

Learn more about the new child support system online at https://dss.sc.gov/child-support/ which includes answers to frequently asked questions.

Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.

02/26/2020

SCDMV REAL ID MOBILE UNIT AT CALHOUN COURTHOUSE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27th from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00PM

To purchase a REAL ID, you must bring in the following documents.

Some of your required documents may already be on file with the DMV if you received your very first SC beginner’s permit, driver’s license or identification card, or changed your license after holding another a license from another state during or after November 2010.

A REAL ID license is $25. A REAL ID card is $5 for people ages 5 to 16 and free for people ages 17 and older.

Proper documentation includes:

Proof of identity – a government issued birth certificate or valid US passport
Proof of Social Security Number (your SS card or a W-2 that has your name, SSN, and employer’s name)
Two proofs of current, physical South Carolina address (a current, unexpired SC driver’s license or identification card and a no more than 90-day-old utility bill with the same name and address)
Proof of all legal name changes (marriage license or court order issued by your county’s probate or family court.)

The Calhoun County Clerk of Court office provided Job Shadowing for some K-8 and elementary school students today. Job s...
02/18/2020

The Calhoun County Clerk of Court office provided Job Shadowing for some K-8 and elementary school students today. Job shadowing is popular with students because it introduces them to different careers and helps them decide what jobs may be a best fit for them.

Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ken Hasty said he is pleased to be partnering with local schools to create pathways to successful careers.

“It is important that our schools, local businesses and governmental agencies has stepped forward and made a commitment to help ensure that our young students are ready for the workforce that is coming in the future,” he said.

“The most important thing to take away from this day is to understand how important a job is to your future.”

Photo left: De'Mondre Turkvan, Top right: Trevon Coleman, Bottom right: Elliott Larson (with his mom Pam Larson- Law Clerk to Judge Maite Murphy - left in photo.) Deputy Clerk of Court Lakeisha Moorer and Clerk of Court Ken Hasty.

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01/20/2020
Center for Constitutional Rights

https://ccrjustice.org/

A non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. Founded in 1966, CCR is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

12/23/2019

Calhoun County Clerk of Court will be closed December 24th - 26th. Merry Christmas to all.

Merry Christmas from Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ken Hasty & Staff !🎅
12/18/2019

Merry Christmas from Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ken Hasty & Staff !🎅

11/02/2019
Calhoun County, SC

Calhoun County, SC

Calhoun County Citizens should be aware that a telephone scam is currently being used in this area. The scammer calls and tells you that they are calling from the court, and that you have unpaid parking tickets, or other court tickets. The scammer then asks you to pay the tickets using a debit/credit card. The call may even appear to come from a real court or county phone number. Technology today allows a scammer to use the appearance of actual official phone numbers as an extra way to fool you. But this is a scam. A real court would always send you an official court notice in writing in the mail so that you could verify if you had an outstanding ticket of any kind. So don't fall for this telephone-scam!

10/01/2019
09/03/2019
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

OCtech will operate on its regular schedule and classes will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students who are unable to make it to campus should contact their instructor.

08/04/2019
Pictured in the first photo is re-elected Family Court Judge Randall E. McGee(Randy) being sworn in by Calhoun County Cl...
04/18/2019

Pictured in the first photo is re-elected Family Court Judge Randall E. McGee(Randy) being sworn in by Calhoun County Clerk of Court Kenneth Hasty. The second picture shows Clerk of Court Hasty congratulating Judge McGee. The last photo shows Judge McGee with Amy Troutman, his Administrative Assistant. Congratulations Judge McGee on your re-election!

01/18/2019
An Honorable Judge is celebrating their Birthday. Happy birthday Calhoun County Magistrate Jeff Bloom! 🎂                ...
12/26/2018

An Honorable Judge is celebrating their Birthday. Happy birthday Calhoun County Magistrate Jeff Bloom! 🎂

From: Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ken Hasty and Staff!🎂 Enjoy your day Sir!

12/05/2018

South Carolina Property Tax for Senior Citizens

The state of South Carolina has special provisions on property taxes for home owners who are 65 years of age or older and who have resided in the state for at least one year. These benefits are usually available for a surviving spouse if the deceased spouse was 65 or older. The surviving spouse must be 50 years of age or older. The benefit is known as homestead tax exemption and provides that the first $50,000 of the fair market value of the dwelling place, including mobile homes on leased land, shall be exempt from municipal, county, school and special assessment real property taxes.

To receive this exemption you must generally apply at your county auditor's office by July 15 of the year in which it is to be initially claimed. If you are unable to go there yourself, you may authorize someone to make the application for you. You must have proof of your age, such as from a birth certificate, Medicare card, Medicaid card or driver's license.

State property taxes which are actually paid may be fully deductible for federal income tax purposes if you itemize your deductions on your federal return. If you have any specific questions about the homestead tax exemption contact your county auditor, or your lawyer.

This information was prepared to give you some general information on the law. It is not intended as legal advice about any particular problem. If you have questions about the law you should consult a lawyer. If you do not know a lawyer, you can call the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Referral Service weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The number is 799-7100 in Richland or Lexington Counties, and 1-800-868-2284 from other parts of the state.

Ken Hasty
Calhoun County Clerk of Court

09/13/2018

Calhoun County Clerk of Court
Notice of Closing
Due to approching impending severe and hazardous
weather from Herricaine Florence and the State of Emergency issued by SC Governor Henry McMaster, the Calhoun County Courthouse will be closing at 12 noon today September 13, 2018.

Jeff Bloom Installed as Calhoun County     Magistrate Jeffrey P. Bloom (center) was Installed as the new St.Matthews Mag...
06/29/2018

Jeff Bloom Installed as Calhoun County Magistrate

Jeffrey P. Bloom (center) was Installed as the new St.Matthews Magistrate on Friday, April 27, 2018, and Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ken Hasty (left) administered the oath to Judge Bloom as Bloom's wife, Karen (right), held the bible. Magistrate Bloom began his duties on Friday, June 15, but trained with Sandy Run Magistrate Don Rickenbaker until that time. His office is located at 2833 Old Belleville Road, St.Matthews and his phone number is 874-1112 his fax is 874-1111.

Address

902 South FR Huff Drive, PO Box 709
Saint Matthews, SC
29135

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General information

Calhoun County Family Court Post Office Box 709 902 South F.R. Huff Drive St. Matthews, SC 29135 OFFICE: (803) 874-3524 FAX: (803) 874-1942

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(803) 874-3524

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