Georgetown County Sheriff's Office

Back to main site


Georgetown sheriff office building

Administrative Services Unit

The Administrative Services Unit of the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office provides administrative support to the operations of the Sheriff's Office. The staff of the Administrative Services Unit includes the Sheriff's Administrative Assistant (Unit Supervisor) and five clerks. The Administrative Services Unit is responsible for numerous administrative support duties to support Sheriff’s Office Operations.

Civil Process/Judgement Executions

Sheriffs in South Carolina have two important functions concerning the administration of justice: enforcing both criminal laws and civil laws. Criminal law enforcement is more easily recognized by the public. But enforcement of civil law is also their responsibility. This enforcement is specified both in statutory law and in "Common Law", which are decisions handed down by the courts. The primary purpose of the service of process is to give a defendant notice that a legal proceeding has been instituted against them and to afford them the opportunity to defend against it. The process advises the defendant of the nature of the action brought against them and also vests jurisdiction in the court that issued the process. Process is the means by which a court obtains jurisdiction in a cause to settle controversies involved therein and to enforce its orders against parties involved. The sheriff is mandated by South Carolina law to serve the process of the court:

"Service of process, orders and notices; . . ."
"The sheriff or his regular deputy, on the
delivery thereof to him, shall serve, execute
and return every process, rule, order or notice
issued by any court of record in this state
or by other competent authority.... "

Office Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
The office is closed on all county holidays.

430 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: 843-546-5102 (During regular business hours)

Fax: 843-546-2752

Service of Civil Process
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to assist with the service of your legal documents. You may bring them to our office personally or you may mail them to the following address:

430 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440 or
P.O. Box 1292
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-546-5102 (During regular business hours)
Fax: 843-546-2752

Please ensure that the following guidelines are met when the documents are forwarded to our office:

Various Types of Civil Process Served By the Sheriff's Office (but not limited to):


The fees the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office collects for the service of process are set forth by 23-19-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended.

To expedite the return of the Affidavit of Service please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Civil Process/Judgement Executions

Judgments / Executions

Please ensure that the following guidelines are met when the execution is forwarded to our office:

Property to be levied upon must be in the EXACT name of the defendant as it appears on the Judgment/Execution.

After you obtain your Judgment it should immediately be filed with the Clerk of Court.
Small Claims Judgments have a thirty (30) day appeal period.

Common Pleas Judgments cannot be enforced until the expiration of ten (10) days after its entry.

Twenty-five dollar ($25) non-refundable filing fee.