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Re: Civil Action Coversheet SCCA/234


Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. Art. V § 4,

The Civil Action Coversheet, SCCA/234, bearing a revision date of 03/2016 is approved for use in the Circuit Courts of the State of South Carolina.  The Nature of Action Code for Permanent Restraining Order (680) has been added to the "Special/Complex/Other" section of the form.

The Civil Action Coversheet is required with all initial pleadings filed in the Court of Common Pleas.  This coversheet should be completed, in its entirety, by the plaintiff/petitioner or their attorney when initiating an action in Common Pleas Court. This coversheet shall remain as an attachment in order to document the nature of the action that is being filed and as proof of payment of the filing fee if applicable.  Form SCCA/234 (03/2016) supersedes and replaces the coversheet bearing a revision date of 12/2014.

The Civil Action Coversheet is available on the South Carolina Judicial Department website at


s/Costa M. Pleicones                
Costa M. Pleicones 
Chief Justice of South Carolina

March 28, 2016
Columbia, South Carolina