How do I...
Check the Status of an execution files with
the Sheriff's Office?
A: You are welcome to contact our office
during regular business hours at (843) 958-2110 or
Proceed with an execution where the defendant has
A: Contact the defendant's attorney and
attempt to be added as a creditor. If they
will not add you to the bankruptcy proceedings, your
only option is to wait for the outcome of the
Obtain a judgment against someone?
A: You can file for a Small Claims Court
hearing if the amount is under $7,500.00 by
Judge Henry W. Guerard
995 Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403-4237
Judge James A. Turner
4045 Bridgeview Drive - Room B146
North Charleston, SC 29405-7464
If the amount is over
$7,500.00, you can file for a Common Pleas hearing
through the Clerk of Court's Office.
Calculate the interest that is due on my case?
A: If your case was rendered prior to 01-01-01
your interest is awarded at 14%. After this
date to July 15, 2005, your interest was awarded at
12%. The formula for calculating this interest
|Take the original amount of the
|Multiply it by the interest rate
|Divide this figure by 365 (days in a
|Total of interest per day
|You should then need to
total up the number of days since the
judgment was rendered and multiply that
number by $1.64. This will give
you the total due.
Annually, the interest rate is adjusted by the Order
of the South Carolina Supreme Court to reflect the
current interest rate set by legislation and the
banking industry. You may contact the Judgment
and Execution Office for the correct interest rate.
File a case in another county?
A: You must first file the execution in the
Clerk of Court's Office in the county where you are
attempting to execute the case. You can then
file it with the respected Sheriff's Office for
Collect from someone who has left the state?
A: You would need to file the execution in the
county that they are currently residing in unless
they still have property located within the
jurisdiction of the Charleston County Sheriff's
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