The Columbia Municipal Court is closed as of March 17th until further notice due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  All parties will be notified of new court dates.  Bond Court will be conducted twice a day at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Alvin S. Glen Detention Center.  Preliminary Hearings are postponed until further notice. Fine payments can be made online from this web page under the Court Payments tab. 

This Court is part of the integrated judicial system for the State of South Carolina and serves as the judicial system for the City of Columbia. This Court handles traffic violations, criminal (misdemeanor) violations, city ordinance violations and environmental code violations.

Mission Statement
The City of Columbia Municipal Court’s mission is to provide an efficient, equitable, and impartial forum to hear and resolve alleged violations of criminal laws, traffic laws and city ordinances while protecting the legal rights of individuals and safeguarding the public interest, to impose appropriate sentences and bonds, and to effectively and efficiently collect fines, costs, and penalties due to the City of Columbia.

Hours of operation:  Columbia Municipal Court is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Location and Phone Number
Columbia Municipal Court is located at 811 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201, next to the Columbia Police Department Headquarters in downtown Columbia. MAP
Main phone number: (803)-545-3150.

Am I in the right court?
The Chief Administrative Trial Judge for Columbia Municipal Court is Judge VACANT.  The Trial Court address is 811 Washington Street Columbia, SC 29201. If your SC Uniform Traffic Ticket or Bond paperwork has any other trial judge or trial court address, you are in the wrong court.