Municipal Court Mission
Our mission is to serve the public with integrity, professionalism, and respect in the performance of our daily duties; to diligently hold ourselves to a higher standard of excellence and to preserve the public trust. The Mount Pleasant Municipal Court will at all times adhere to the South Carolina State Code of Laws and the policies and procedures as set forth by the South Carolina Court Administration in the application of justice, and by oath, solemnly vow to uphold and protect the rights and liberties of all individuals who appear before us.
Our department consists of five part-time judges, a court administrator, an assistant court administrator, an office manager, an executive secretary, two full-time court clerks, three full-time accounting clerks, one part-time court clerk, and two part-time bailiffs. The Mount Pleasant Municipal Court proceedings are held at the Municipal Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane.
Municipal Court sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday. The Clerk of Court’s Office schedules jury trials, processes warrants, conducts all transactions relating to the court docket, and adjudication of misdemeanor state violations, and municipal codes. Any questions pertaining to court hearings and jury duty service can be answered by calling the Municipal Court.
All traffic tickets or other violations can be paid electronically here:
Clerk of Court's Office
100 Ann Edwards Ln.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Methods of payment include
- Mastercard and Visa (payments can be made in person or over the telephone)
- Cash (if paying in person)
- Money orders
- Certified check (made payable to the Mount Pleasant Municipal Court)
- We do not accept personal checks
First continuance request:
A return email will advise if the request has been granted. There may be insufficient time to process a request received within 48 hours of the court date which would result in the case going forward as scheduled.
Second continuance request:
All requests for a second or subsequent continuance will be ruled on by the judge on the court date if received within 48 hours of the court date. If the request is denied at that time, your case will go forward as scheduled. If your request is granted, the new court date and time will be mailed to you at the address on file.
Submit your request HERE.
must be filed with the Mount Pleasant Municipal Court within ten (10) days of the court date. The appeal form will be provided upon request by the Clerk of Court’s office. The fine imposed by the judge, at time of sentencing, must be paid prior to filing the Appeal.
A Notice of Appeal
The Notice of Appealshould include name, address, telephone number, and any error of law made by the judge in his/her finding of guilt.
The Court will file the appeal along with the judge’s return to the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County. Notification of appeal hearing will be sent from the Court of Common Pleas to the address listed on the appeal paperwork.
Certified Copy of Dispositions
Under the Freedom of Information Act, §30-4-30, copies of dispositions, and other applicable information may be obtained by filling out the appropriate form provided by the Clerk of Court’s office.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Questions regarding driver’s license points, suspension, reinstatement, which police agency issued my ticket, may be addressed by contacting the Customer Service division of the Department of Motor Vehicles in Columbia, South Carolina at (803) 896-5000.
Motion for a New Trial
A motion for a new trial must be filed with the Clerk of Court’s office. The appropriate form will be provided for completion, to include, the reason for missing the assigned court date, name, address, telephone number, and citation number(s).
The clerk will assign a court date and time to come back before the original judge, who will make a determination whether or not to grant the motion for a new trial.