Municipal Court

Welcome to The Town of Pine Ridge Municipal Court.


The court is part of the integrated judicial system for South Carolina and serves as the judicial branch in the government of the Town of Pine Ridge.  We are committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient and professional manner and to ensuring that the rights of all persons are observed.

Pine Ridge Municipal Court is located at 2757 Fish Hatchery Road. The Honorable Scott Whittle serves as the Chief Judge. As Clerk of Court, Brittany Burns is responsible for administering the daily operations of the Pine Ridge Municipal Court.

The Town of Pine Ridge municipal court schedules and adjudicates criminal, traffic and city ordinance violations that occur within the Town of Pine Ridge.  As a court of limited jurisdiction, the Court hears misdemeanor criminal cases and those cases that are subject to a fine of up to $500.00 (not including mandatory assessments and fees) and/or that are subject to a sentence not exceeding imprisonment of 30 days. Pine Ridge Municipal Court may also hear cases that are remanded back from Lexington County General Sessions Courts if the associated fines and sentences do not exceed $5,500.00 or one year of imprisonment.

The Municipal Court Division provides:

  • Administrative support to the judicial arm of the court.
  • Case docketing
  • Case management
  • Alternative sentence monitoring
  • Court fines collection
  • Court fine and caseload reporting

Municipal Court judges and staff ensure citizens and users of the court receive efficient, fair and impartial justice, regardless of individual circumstances and background, in order to protect each citizen’s right to due process under the laws of our country and state.