Municipal Court

IMPORTANT UPDATE JANUARY 2021

Due to South Carolina Court Administration COVID-19 protocol, please be advised that all pending cases have been postponed from their scheduled trial date. Do not report to the court on that date. You must contact Donna DeRado, Administrative Judge/Clerk of Court, at 803-578-4155 or by email at dderado@tegacaysc.gov to verify your new court date.

Below you will find the link for online payment options and information on diversion programs that may be available to you. Your most current case information can also be accessed through the York County 16th Judicial Circuit Public Index HERE. Notice will also be posted at Tega Cay City Hall, Tega Cay Police Department and our court location at 15077 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708.

If you are unable to appear for trial on the rescheduled date, you must contact the court before the trial date to reschedule.  If you do not contact the court in advance or do not appear for this hearing, your trial can be held without you.  In addition, if you do not contact the court or appear for the rescheduled hearing, you may be found to have waived your right to an attorney. You are required to keep the court updated with your most current contact information until there is a final disposition of you case.

Please notify any witnesses you may have of the trial date change.
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The Honorable Judge Justin Bice presides over our Municipal Court, and his position is appointed. Donna DeRado serves as the Administrative Judge/Clerk of Court.

Mailing Address:                            
Clerk of Court                         
7705 Tega Cay Drive                           
Tega Cay, SC 29708                            
                                                               
Court Room Location: (open only while Court is in session) 
Philip T. Glennon Center (lower level)
15077 Molokai Drive
Tega Cay, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 578-4155
Fax: (803) 548-7516
Email: dderado@tegacaysc.gov
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For questions regarding your driver's license, points, suspensions, or other infractions, contact 
SCDMV at (803) 896-5000. 

  1. Tickets & Fines
  2. Diversion Programs
  3. Preparing for Court
  4. Jury Duty
  5. Non-Jury Trial
  6. Subpoenas & Warrants
Fines are due in full on the day of sentencing. Municipal Court is held in the lower level of the Glennon Center (15077 Molokai Dr. Tega Cay, SC 29708) every month beginning at 5:30 PM. Your assigned court date will be written on your ticket by the issuing officer.

No requests for continuances will be considered on the day of your scheduled appearance in court.  


Payment Options

We accept exact cash, money orders, or cashier's checks. Payments must be received on or before the due date.
  • Pay Online: Payments can be made with a credit card at Tega Cay Payments
  • Pay via mail and in-person: 7705 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708 (Attn. Tega Cay Municipal Court)
  • Please call (803) 578-4155 to verify if your citation can be paid without a court appearance or you may also email the Clerk of Court for questions. 
NOTE: If traffic tickets are not paid by your court date, NRVC forms will be mailed to SCDMV to suspend driving privileges.