Municipal Court

Municipal Court is located at Lamar Town Hall

Court Details

Judge Craig L. La Cross presides over the court, which is held the third Monday of each month beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Court is held at the Lamar Town Hall, 117 W. Main Street, Lamar, SC 29069.

Court Jurisdiction

Established by Town Council, Lamar Municipal Court is part of the South Carolina unified judicial system.  This unified system is under the order and authority of the South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over cases arising under ordinances of the municipality, and over all offenses which are subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both, and which occur within the municipality.
Most traffic offenses are processed in this court.

Court Rules

PROPER DRESS IS REQUIRED FOR COURT
No Flip Flop Sandals
No Baggy Pants
No Hats or Du-Rags
No Sunshades
No Short Pants

RESPECT THE RULES OF THE COURT
No Cell Phones or Pagers
No Children Allowed in Court Room
No Food or Drink Allowed in Court Room
No Chewing Gum Allowed in Court Room
No Loud Talking

How to pay a fine

Most traffic citations do not require you to appear in court if you would like to enter a “Guilty” plea.  However, we recommend you consult with an attorney first. By pleading guilty, you will be found guilty without a trial.

If you would like to enter a plea of “Not Guilty,” attendance at your hearing is mandatory to proceed with a trial before the Judge.

Note:

  • Payment must be received on or prior to court date and time indicated on citation.
  • If payment is not received prior to court time and you are not present, then your trial may proceed in your absence.
  • No personal checks accepted.
  • Fines cannot be paid online at this time.

Making a payment

Paying in person:
Visit the Clerk at Town Hall during business hours (M, Tu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
*Make sure to have your ticket or ticket number with you when paying a fine.
*Cash, Money Order or Cashier’s Check only

Payment by mail:
Attn: Clerk of Court
Town of Lamar
P.O. Box 267
Lamar, SC 29069
*Please enclose a copy of the ticket or note ticket number
*Money order or cashier’s check only

Click here to make a payment online.
Visa, Discover, American Express, Mastercard and electronic check are accepted.