Bonds are usually set when a traffic or parking ticket is issued or when a warrant is served. In most cases, a bond can be paid in full prior to the court date if the defendant prefers to pay rather than appear for a trial. After trial, a fine is set and is expected to be paid immediately unless indigence can be determined.
Bonds and fines for parking tickets, traffic tickets, or criminal offenses may be paid to the court in the form of cash, money order, or a certified check made payable to Lancaster Municipal Court. Personal checks are not accepted.
Money order or certified check payments may be mailed to Lancaster Municipal Court, PO Box 1149, Lancaster, SC 29721-1149. Include ticket or warrant numbers on the payment to ensure correct posting. A receipt will be mailed to the return address on the payment envelope.