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


2017 Municipal Court Schedule


  • January 10, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 8, 2017
  • September 12, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
Special Court Office Closures -
(Please note the office will be closed, but you may still pay tickets online at www.lex-co.sc.gov)

  • March 15-19, 2017 (Annual Conference)