Municipal Court

Chapin Municipal Court is part of the statewide unified court system, and Lexington County Magistrate Gary Reinhart serves as the Judge for Chapin Municipal Court. Inga Whelchel provides administrative services as the Clerk of Court.

Municipal Court is one of limited jurisdiction, hearing only misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic cases carrying a maximum fine and sentence of $500 or 30 days in jail, and certain other cases as authorized by the South Carolina Legislature. The court has no civil jurisdiction.

The goal of the court is to provide a fair hearing for everyone.

Check-in for court starts at 5:00 PM


2018 Municipal Court Schedule
  • January 9, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • April 10, 2018
  • May 8, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • July 10, 2018
  • August 14, 2018
  • September 11, 2018
  • October 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
***  Traffic ticket fines may be paid online at www.lex-co.sc.gov  ***


SPECIAL NOTE:
The Municipal Court Office will be closed from March 21-23, 2018.