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In order to request a Courtesy Summons, you must first file a police report at the Bluffton Police Department located at 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton, SC 29910. You will be provided with a case number that you will need to bring with you when you schedule an appointment to have your warrant sworn out with the Municipal Court Judge.
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Bluffton Municipal Court is located at Town Hall, which is located at 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Municipal Court accepts credit cards, cashier checks, cash, money orders, or local personal checks. Payments are receipted on the day payment is received. If you mail your payment, make sure you allow between 5 to 7 working days for it to be received. No personal checks will be accepted if payment is made after the court date.
We accept the following forms of payment:
All payments for Bluffton Municipal Court should be mailed to the following location:Post Office Box 386Bluffton, SC 29910
Changes to your address have to be received in writing by emailing the Municipal Court or faxed to 843-706-4503. Please make sure that you call to verify the information has been received.
Request for continuances must be in writing and received at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled court date. Requests should include a ticket number, name, current mailing address, and the reason for the continuance.
You may hand deliver, fax, or email at:
All requests for payment plans must originate with the defendant request in writing. Failure to pay your scheduled time payment may result in a suspension of your driving privileges or garnishment of your income tax refund.
Request for a jury trial must be received in writing prior to your scheduled court date by the defendant or representing attorney. The defendant will be notified via U.S. Postal Service when the case has been scheduled.
A request for a certified copy of a disposition can be made by submitting a request to Bluffton Municipal Court. The defendant will need to include:
For further information regarding a case, please visit the Beaufort County Public Index and select Summary Court.
A Notice of Appeal form must be completed and clocked in at the Beaufort County Clerk of Court's office located at Beaufort 102 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. A copy of the clocked in notice of appeal must be provided to the Municipal Court so then the Judge can do the return and a Court date can be set for the Appeal Hearing at the Circuit Court.
Proof of insurance can be provided any time prior to your court date. Please bring your insurance card that states the effective and expiration dates. Please note, the effective date must coincide with the violation date, otherwise proof will be unacceptable for dismissal from the Court.
You may hand deliver, fax, or email at:Address: 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC 29910Fax: 843-706-4503Email: Email the Court