Support Payments

Barnwell County Implementation of State Disbursement Unit for Support Payments

Barnwell County will officially implement the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit (SDU) effective February 4, 2019. After that date, support payments currently made by obligors to Barnwell County Clerk of Court should be made payable to the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit and mailed to:

South Carolina State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 100302
Columbia, SC 29202

Employers and interstate child support agencies shall continue to make support payments to the Barnwell County Clerk of Court until directed to send those payments to the State Disbursement Unit in August 2019. Support payors can find additional information about the State Disbursement Unit and other payment options. If you have questions about when or how to make payments to the State Disbursement Unit please contact State Disbursement Unit Customer Service Center at 800-768-5858. Agents are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm excluding State holidays.

For Counties Offering Web &/or IVR Payment Options

Discontinued Clerk of Court Electronic Payment Options

Effective January 25, 2019, Barnwell County will discontinue options for making web and/or interactive voice response support payments via credit/debit card and automatic withdrawal (ACH debit). The State Disbursement Unit provides new options for making walk-in and online payments. Learn about making walk-in and online payments for additional details. This change ONLY affects support payments. Other types of county payments (for example, property taxes) can still be paid by credit card from the county's website.

If you appeared before a judge due to failure to pay your child support and were ordered to pay a specific amount (sometimes referred to as a purge payment) to be in compliance with the judge's ruling, you may come to the payment window in the Clerk's of Court office and pay cash or use your credit/debit card to pay the ordered amount.