Judy Sanders
Court Administrator
833 Main Street Newberry, S.C 29108

Newberry County Magistrate Court 

833 Main Street 
Newberry, SC 29108
(P) 803-321-2144
Hours 8:30 - 5:00
Monday - Friday

Magistrate Judges:

Honorable Judge Ron Halfacre

Honorable Judge Barry Koon

Honorable Judge LaVerne Brock

The Magistrate's Court is the Summary Criminal Court and the Small Claims Court for South Carolina residents. It is established under the SC Unified Judicial System supervised by the Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court through the Office of Court Administration.

You may obtain a free copy of Your Guide to Magistrates Court by clicking here [PDF].

The Magistrates' Court is responsible for trying all traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal offenses that carry up to a 30-day jail sentence or $500 fine. Criminal cases that have more severe consequences are referred to the General Sessions Court.

The Magistrates Court also handles small claims disputes up to $7,500 in value and landlord-tenant disputes. Civil cases that exceed small claim maximum value are removed to the Court of Common Pleas.

  • Have a change in your address? Let us know! It is your responsibility to inform the court of an address change to ensure we are able to get you important information. 

Paying a Traffic Ticket Online:

To pay a traffic ticket online, go to www.sc.gov. Click the link that says, "Paying a Traffic Ticket". After this, scroll down & select Newberry County, this will ensure that you pay the county and not the city. A navy-blue screen will come up and ask for a "Case Number" (which is located on the bottom right of your ticket) and last name. It will ask for your payment information to pay your ticket.

The Magistrate Court takes the following payment types: 
  • Certified check
  • Money order
  • Cash
  • (we do not accept personal checks)

Night Court:

We hold night court on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 5:00 pm. 

Bonding Information:

Bonding is held at:

3239 Louis Rich Road

Newberry, SC 29108


10:00 am and 4:00 pm 7 days a week

Newberry County Central Traffic Court Departments: