Master in Equity


      The Master-in-Equity Court (also known as Equity Court) is a division of the Circuit Court. The Master-in-Equity hears civil, non-jury lawsuits. Each case heard by the Master-in-Equity Judge is assigned using a procedural device known as an Order of Reference. Once a case is referred to this court, the Master-in-Equity shall exercise the power and authority of the Circuit Court sitting without a jury, to regulate all proceedings in every hearing before them, and to perform all acts and take all measures necessary or proper for the efficient performance of their duties under the order of reference. This includes the power to rule on all motions, require the production of evidence, rule on the admissibility of evidence, and call witnesses and examine them under oath. Masters may also conduct sales under certain circumstances.  All records for cases referred to this court are located in the Clerk of Court Records Room on the First Floor of the Pickens County Courthouse.
      Neither this office nor its staff gives legal, financial, or other advice. Any information obtained from this office or its staff, regardless of form, should not be taken as legal or financial advice. People seeking to buy properties from foreclosures or other sales should obtain independent advice as to value, sufficiency of title, tax consequences, other liens, and all other matters related to said purchase. People involved in litigation should obtain counsel and may not rely on any information obtained from this office as legal advice.


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