Spartanburg County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) collates crime data for all the counties in the state and publishes annual reports of their crime statistics. Its latest report indicates that Spartanburg County recorded 18 murders, 114 sexual batteries, 222 robberies, and 1,278 aggravated assaults in 2017. Law enforcement agencies also recorded 2,002 cases of burglary, 5,957 larcenies, 932 motor vehicle thefts, and 45 arsons.

Compared to the county’s 2013 crime data, murder (350%), aggravated assault (40.7%), and motor vehicle theft (53.5%) rates were higher in 2017. The county’s five-year crime trend also reveals falling sexual battery (19.7%), robbery (19.6%), burglary (13.6%), and larceny (4.4%) rates.

Criminal Records

The SLED also provides criminal background checks for the counties of South Carolina. It offers name-based background checks and allows citizens to search its database online and submit mail requests for criminal history records. To search online, visit the SLED CATCH webpage to conduct a search as well as view and print its result. The fee for this service is $25 plus a $1 convenience fee. The SLED accepts credit/debit cards for payment. For qualifying organizations, like charities, SLED charges $8 while offering its background check service free of charge for school districts requesting criminal history records of their teachers.

To submit a mail request for South Carolina criminal history records, complete the Criminal Records Check Form. Those looking for certified and notarized records can also indicate these options on the form. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment with the request before mailing it to:

SLED Records Department
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398

The SLED accepts money orders as well as business, certified, and cashier’s checks for payment. The fee for each mail request for criminal history record is $25.

The Records Division of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office provides copies of police reports to citizens requesting them. Enquire about obtaining these records by contacting the Records Division. Call its office at (864) 503-4553 or visit the Sheriff’s Office located at:

8045 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

There are other law enforcement agencies in Spartanburg County including the Spartanburg Police Department. Each of these produce their own incident and accident reports. To obtain copies of these police reports from the Spartanburg Police Department, visit its Records Section. It is on the first floor of the Police Department in City Hall located at:

145 W Broad Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2035

Copies of offense and accident reports are free for individuals involved in the incidents described. For others, the Spartanburg Police Department charges $3 per report.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office provides a search tool to help residents find registered sex offenders living and working in the county. Use the Sheriff’s Offender Search tool to search for sex offenders by name, email address, and phone number. Restrict the search to specific neighborhoods by searching with street addresses and zip codes in the county.

The Spartanburg County Detention Center is a correctional institution with three facilities: main jail and two annexes. Below are the addresses of these facilities:

Mail Jail
950 California Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Annex 1
80 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Annex 2
180 North Daniel Morgan Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office runs these facilities through its Detention Services Division. To reach this Division, call (864) 596-2607. The Sheriff’s Office publishes a regularly updated Jail Roster to help citizens find individuals incarcerated in these facilities.

Friends and family can send money to inmates in Detention Center by sending money orders through the U.S. Postal Service to the Main Jail address above. They can also fund inmates’ accounts by making cash and credit/debit card deposits at the kiosk located in the lobby of the Main Jail. This location is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Note that a $3 transaction fee is deducted from each kiosk transaction and money order sent.

Court Records

The highest trial court in Spartanburg County is the Circuit Court. The Clerk of Court maintains the records of the Circuit Court and the Family Court. The two courts, along with the Probate Court, occupy the same building. Below are their addresses and contact details:

Spartanburg County Circuit Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 500
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2259

Spartanburg County Family Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 500
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2128

Spartanburg County Probate Court
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street, Suite 302
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2556
Fax: (864) 596-2011

There are also 10 Magistrate Courts and 13 Municipal Courts all over Spartanburg County. Listed below are their addresses and contact information:

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Boiling Springs
4224 Highway 9
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
Phone: (864) 578-2885
Fax: (864) 814-5848

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Chesnee
201 West Cherokee Street
Chesnee, SC 29323
Phone: (864) 461-3402

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Courthouse
180 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2564
Fax: (864) 596-3622

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Detention Center
950 California Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 596-3424
Fax: (864) 596-3426

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Greer
Physical: 13465 East Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 18
Greer, SC 29651
Mailing: P.O. Box 673, Lyman, SC 29365
Phone: (864) 879-0063

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Inman
10471 Asheville Hwy, Suite 12
Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 708-0048
Fax: (864) 305-4294

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Landrum
104 East Tucker Street, Suite A
Landrum, SC 29356
Fax: (864) 457-7245
Fax: (864) 457-7245

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Pacolet
1425 North Highway 150, P.O. Box 416
Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-0344
Fax: (864) 474-4444

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Reidville
P.O. Box 124, Reidville, SC 29375
Fax: (864) 433-9223
Fax: (864) 433-9223

Spartanburg County Magistrate Court - Woodruff
110 North Main Street
Woodruff, SC 29388
Fax: (864) 476-2281

Campobello Municipal Court
Campobello Town Hall
208 North Main Street, P.O. Box 8
Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: (864) 468-4545
Fax: (864) 472-4149

Central Pacolet Municipal Court
130 Turner Street, P.O. Box 700
Central Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-9504
Fax: (864) 503-2417

Chesnee Municipal Court
201 West Cherokee Street
Chesnee, SC 29323
Phone: (864) 461-2225
Fax: (864) 461-2224

Cowpens Municipal Court
5332 Main Street, P.O. Box 1399
Cowpens, SC 29330
Phone: (864) 463-3201
Fax: (864) 463-8559

Duncan Municipal Court
50 Hughes Street, P.O. Box 188
Duncan, SC 29334
Phone: (864) 439-2664
Fax: (864) 439-5300

Inman Municipal Court
20 South Main Street
Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 472-6200
Fax: (864) 472-3228

Landrum Municipal Court
100 North Shamrock Avenue
Landrum, SC 29356
Phone: (864) 457-7281
Fax: (864) 457-2702

Lyman Municipal Court
81 Groce Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone: (864) 485-0206

Pacolet Municipal Court
180 Montgomery Avenue, P.O. Box 700
Pacolet, SC 29372
Phone: (864) 474-9504
Fax: (864) 474-9442

Reidville Municipal Court
7304 Reidville Rd, P.O. Box 307
Reidville, SC 29375
Fax: (864) 486-9214

Spartanburg Municipal Court
145 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 1749
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2038
Fax: (864) 596-2113

Wellford Municipal Court
127 Syphrit Road, P.O. Box 99
Wellford, SC 29385
Phone: (864) 439-4875
Fax: (864) 439-2437

Woodruff Municipal Court
231 East Hayne Street, Woodruff, SC 29388
Phone: (864) 476-8131
Fax: (864) 476-6457

The Spartanburg County Clerk of Court maintains the records of the Circuit Court and Family Court. Visit the Clerk’s Office to view or request copies of the records of these courts. Its address is:

180 Magnolia St
2nd Floor, Suite 500
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 596-2591

Visit the Seventh Judicial Circuit Public Index to view the records of the Circuit Court and Magistrate Courts online. Individuals looking for the records of Spartanburg County Probate, Magistrate, and Municipal Courts may contact them by visiting or calling to enquire about the availability of those records.

Vital Records

The Spartanburg County Clerk of Court maintains divorce records along with other court records. Contact the Clerk’s Office at the address and phone number listed above to enquire about obtaining copies of a divorce decree/judgement.

The Vital Records and Data Statistics office of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issues certified copies of divorce reports. Only the parties involved in a divorce, their adult children, their current and former spouses, and their legal representatives can obtain this divorce record.

Download, print, and complete a DHEC Vital Records Marriage/Divorce Application (also in Spanish). Bring this, along with the required copy fees and a valid photo ID issued by the government, a school, or an employer, to the DHEC State Vital Records Office, Columbia located at:

2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

This office is open to the public during weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. DHEC charges a non-refundable $12 search fee that includes a certified copy of divorce report. Each additional copy of the same report costs $3. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted for payment for walk-in requests.

To submit a mail request, send the completed application, fees, and copy of a valid photo ID to:

DHEC Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Only money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted for mail requests. Make these payable to SC DHEC.

Follow the same procedures to apply for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates from the DHEC State Vital Records Office. Submit a DHEC Vital Records Marriage/Divorce Application ( Spanish) to request for copies of a marriage certificate and use Vital Records Birth Application (Spanish) and Vital Records Death Application (Spanish) for the other vital records.

Fees and payment methods for birth, death, and marriage certificates are the same as for divorce reports.