The Court will reopen to in-person Court appearances on April 1, 2021.  If you miss your court date due to the court closure, your case will be rescheduled and a new court date notification will be sent to you by mail.  Please make sure the court has your correct address. If your address has changed, we must receive the new address in writing by bring it to our payment window, mail it to Post Office Box 644 Columbia, SC 29202 or Fax to 803-545-3193.  Please include your name, original court date and ticket/warrant number. Fine payments can be made at our drive thru window, online from this web page under the Court Payments tab or mail your check or money order payment to Post Office Box 644 Columbia, SC 29202.  Preliminary Hearings will continue to be conducted virtually (via invitation) through Web-Ex. 


This Court is part of the integrated judicial system for the State of South Carolina and serves as the judicial system for the City of Columbia. This Court handles traffic violations, criminal (misdemeanor) violations, city ordinance violations and environmental code violations.

Mission Statement
The City of Columbia Municipal Court’s mission is to provide an efficient, equitable, and impartial forum to hear and resolve alleged violations of criminal laws, traffic laws and city ordinances while protecting the legal rights of individuals and safeguarding the public interest, to impose appropriate sentences and bonds, and to effectively and efficiently collect fines, costs, and penalties due to the City of Columbia.

Hours of operation:  Columbia Municipal Court is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Location and Phone Number
Columbia Municipal Court is located at 811 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201, next to the Columbia Police Department Headquarters in downtown Columbia. MAP
Main phone number: (803)-545-3150.

Am I in the right court?
The Chief Administrative Trial Judge for Columbia Municipal Court is Judge Jess Magnum.  The Trial Court address is 811 Washington Street Columbia, SC 29201. If your SC Uniform Traffic Ticket or Bond paperwork has any other trial judge or trial court address, you are in the wrong court.