The Court is open for in-person and virtual hearings.  Please check your ticket or summons to determine whether your hearing is in-person or virtual.

Mondays:  Criminal Court (in-person); Preliminary Hearings (virtual)

Tuesdays:  Traffic Court (in-person); Preliminary Hearings (virtual)

Wednesdays:  Criminal Court, Domestic Violence Court, Quality of Life Court (all in-person); Preliminary Hearings (virtual)

Thursdays:  Traffic Court (in-person); Preliminary Hearings (virtual)

Fridays:  Criminal Court (in-person); Traffic Court (virtual)


This Court is part of the integrated judicial system for the State of South Carolina and serves as the judicial center for the City of Columbia. This Court handles traffic violations,  misdemeanor criminal violations, violations of city ordinances, 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 line:  (803)-545-3150.