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Clerk of Court & Municipal Judges

(843) 918-1356

Municipal Court, Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center
1101 North Oak Street

Glenn Ohanesian, Chief City Judge
Scott Long, City Judge
Brana Williams, City Judge
Byron David, City Judge
Amy Sutter, Clerk of Court 

TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER
Office...  (843) 918-1356
Fax...  (843) 918-1446

The Myrtle Beach Municipal Court is responsible for processing all criminal charges in the city.  This includes  holding bond hearings before a City Judge 365 days a year on all charges regardless of  the gravity of the offense. It also typically includes holding trials on all misdemeanor charges which normally carry a maximum jail time of 30 days on each charge, including but not limited to traffic offenses, criminal domestic violence, assault and battery, certain drug and paraphernalia, crimes against the public order/decency, and property crimes involving $2,000 or less. The Court also typically holds motion hearings as needed, special terms of court for guilty pleas weekly, jury trials and jury trial roster meetings bi-monthly, along with monthly court terms scheduled for Quality of Life and Homeless Courts.  For more information, call the Clerk of Court's Office at 843-918-1356.

The Court Division employs the Chief Judge and three Associate Judges, the Clerk of Court, the Deputy Clerk of Court, eight Ministerial Recorders, two Court Clerks, and two Court Security Officers.  The clerk of court and deputy also act as Ministerial Recorders, when necessary, for a total of ten Ministerial Recorders.

CLERK OF COURT'S PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS

Mondays through Fridays...  8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays...  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City-Observed Holidays...  Closed
 
To pay a traffic violation ticket, click here.  Here are a few court-related FAQs answered...

Dress Code...  

  • No hats or headscarves
  • No halter tops, tank tops or “muscle” shirts
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No see-through clothes
  • No pajama-type clothing, slippers or workout gear
  • No heavily soiled work clothing
  • No clothing with obscene words or images
  • No shorts or skirts that are shorter than mid-thigh length.

Bench Trial Times...  

  • Mondays - 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays - 4:30 p.m.

Bond Hearings...

  • Mondays through Fridays...  9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays...  9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • NOTE:  Times subject to change so call Clerk of Court at 843-918-1356 to confirm. On 
    the holiday closures, bond hearings are conducted at 9:00 a.m. only.

Jury Trials...

  • One week, typically Monday through Thursday, every other month.
  • NOTE:  Notification is sent regarding the specific dates and times.

Jury Trial Roster Meetings... 

  • Every other month
  • NOTE:  Notification is sent regarding the specific dates and times.
Homeless Court...

  • Second Wednesday of each month...  1:00 p.m.
Quality of Life Court...


IMPORTANT NOTICE

A person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may not include a Social Security, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords in the document, unless expressly required by law.  An individual has a right to request a register of deeds or clerk of court to remove, from an image or copy of an official record place on a publicly available Internet web site or on a publicly available Internet web site used by a register of deeds or clerk of court to display public records, any social security, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords contained in an official record.  The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission or in person, to the register of deeds or clerk of court.  The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords to be redacted.  There is no fee for the redaction pursuant to request. 

To learn more about the Victim Advocate Office, see our Victim Advocate Office webpage.