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.

No continuance will be granted unless the request is in writing. This request must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of your court date.

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

Check-in for court starts at 5:00 PM


            Traffic ticket fines may be paid online 24 hours a day/7 days a week at:
                                                     www.lex-co.sc.gov

2019 Municipal Court Schedule

 - Remaining

  • November 12, 2019
  • December 10, 2019

2020 Municipal Court Schedule

  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • August 11, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • November 10, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
SPECIAL NOTES:
***NO PURSES, SATCHELS, BRIEF CASES, BOOK BAGS, ETC. ARE ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM. ONLY WALLETS AND BILLFOLDS ALLOWED.

The court office will be closed from December 24, 2019 through January 3, 2020.