A court is a kind of deliberative assembly with special powers, called its jurisdiction, to decide certain kinds of judicial questions or petitions put to it. It will typically consist of one or more presiding officers, parties and their attorneys, bailiffs, reporters, and perhaps a jury.
The Bamberg County Courts include Magistrate's Court, Probate Court, and the Clerk of Court.
** Effective Monday, March 29, 2021, Bamberg County Courthouse will resume normal operating hours from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Appointments will no longer be necessary, however, the Clerk of Court's office still requests that researchers make an appointment to allow for proper spacing. Masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken. The courthouse front door is the only public entrance except for those who require an ADA-compliant entrance. For the Clerk of Court’s Office, please call (803) 245-3025 and Probate Court, (803) 245-3008.**
The Historic Courthouse staff operations are now completely based in the modular units located in the parking lot of the Bamberg County Detention Center with the physical address of 448 Second Street, Bamberg, SC 29003. With the exception of the new physical address, contact information for those three entities (Bamberg County Clerk of Court and Bamberg County Probate Judge), including phone numbers and email addresses, remain unchanged.