Bluffton Municipal Court will resume in-person sessions Tuesday, April 6 with implemented health and safety procedures to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
Defendants are encouraged, as an option, to contact the court office for information about the possibility of settling their tickets before their court date. Defendants may be given the options of fine reductions, diversionary programs and/or providing proof of compliance with updated insurance card, driver’s license and/or vehicle registration. Bluffton Municipal Court’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843.706.4530.
Defendants who aren’t eligible or compliant with these alternatives are expected in court.
Court Procedures Safety Measures:
Bluffton Town Hall is still closed to the public, therefore defendants will enter the Municipal Court/Council Chambers one at a time.
The Municipal Court is located on the Pritchard Street side of Town Hall. For GPS purposes, Town Hall’s address is 20 Bridge Street. Court check-in will be set up outside the Bluffton Municipal Court. Defendants will have an opportunity to speak to an officer concerning their tickets during check-in as a final opportunity to settle their ticket.
For those defendants who still need to attend their court hearing, their temperatures will be taken, and face masks are required to enter the building. Only one defendant is allowed at a time for bench trials. Social distancing is always required, and court employees and personnel will be wearing gloves and face masks.
If paperwork is required after court, court employees will email or mail those papers to the defendants.
Please contact the Bluffton Municipal Court for further information or details, with call 843.706.4530 or email: email@example.com.