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All spaces are located in or adjacent to Greer City Hall, which is located at 301 East Poinsett Street. Dedicated in the fall of 2008, the facility was constructed with public space in mind, so the entire second floor of the three-floor building is dedicated to event/meeting halls, ample reception space with a verandah, and a catering kitchen. The event/meeting halls overlook the 12-acre City Park's grand fountain and waterfall fountain.
Our second event space, the Cannon Centre, located at 204 Cannon Street, offers a large meeting and event space with catering kitchen. The Cannon Centre and additional park facilities are easily accessible by sidewalks.
Whether you are planning a full wedding ceremony and reception or simply want to host a small business meeting or birthday party, you will find the perfect location at Events Center at Greer City Hall. Browse our Available Facilities.
Quite simply, there is no event that the city has not been able to accommodate. Families will enjoy hosting birthday parties in the picnic shelter with ample space for games and fun. Brides may choose the City Park Amphitheater for their wedding, with a reception in the open events hall. Businesses and organizations may desire a small conference room for a day-long retreat. The City reserves the right to decline any request based on community standards or security concerns.
Each of the three halls at the Event Halls at Greer City Hall offers 1,500 square feet of space and may be combined into two or three halls to a maximum of 4,500 square feet. Extendable soundproofing baffles ensure privacy for your event.
The Cannon Centre offers 5,600 square feet of usable space perfect for any size event.
You'll find state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment throughout the Event Halls. The lobby areas offer LCD televisions with cable, while each event/meeting room is equipped with a retractable video projector and screen. A high-quality audio system completes the proper ambience for your event. Whether you want to project a spreadsheet from your laptop or a wedding video on three screens simultaneously, you'll be delighted with the result.
Certainly. Rental rates are determined by the space you require, the length of time you will use the space, and the day it will be used. Please contact the events staff for full rental information.
Yes. Resident discounts are reflected on the rate sheets for each facility. Please contact the events staff for full rental information.
We think you will find that rental rates at the Events Center are quite a bargain compared to similar facilities. Please contact the events staff for full rental information.
Although the City does not operate a catering service, the Event Halls do include a catering kitchen to meet your food and beverage needs. If desired, a member of the events staff will be happy to assist you with recommendations for local caterers.
One of the advantages of facilities at the Events Center is the ability to turn a simple room into a showplace. Whether your event will be simple or extravagant, please contact the events staff for assistance.
The City's events staff welcome your call or email. They are available during regular City Hall operating hours (weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.).
Absolutely. In fact, we recommend that you visit the Events Center to see it in person. A website can only give you so much information and photos, and videos just can't do justice to the facilities. Please contact our Events Staff to arrange a tour time that fits your schedule.
Contact the Public Services department at 848-2184 or use the GreerConnect app.
Call 864-848-2175 or email the Building & Development Standards Department.
You may report an issue through any of the following methods:
Contact the Public Services Department at 864-848-2184 or use the Greer Connect app.
View the City of Greer Calming Policy
Please be aware that speed humps are not always the best solution to a traffic issue. They sometimes do provide a safety benefits, but public acceptance of speed humps is mixed, More often than not, even responsible drivers find them to be a nuisance.
If speeding is a concern on your street contact the City Police Department at 864-848-2181 to report your concerns. The PD has several options to explore before the City considers installing traffic calming measures. The City Policy regarding traffic policy will be followed.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. Appliances fueled with natural gas, liquefied petroleum (LP gas), oil, kerosene, coal, or wood may produce CO. Burning charcoal produces CO. Running cars produce CO.
Every year, over 200 people in the United States die from CO produced by fuel-burning appliances (furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters). Others die from CO produced while burning charcoal inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent. Still others die from CO produced by cars left running in attached garages. Several thousand people go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment for CO poisoning.
The initial symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:
Many people with CO poisoning mistake their symptoms for the flu or are misdiagnosed by physicians, which sometimes results in tragic deaths.
The health effects of CO depend on the level of CO and length of exposure, as well as each individual's health condition. The concentration of CO is measured in parts per million (ppm).
Health effects from exposure to CO levels of approximately 1 to 70 ppm are uncertain, but most people will not experience any symptoms. Some heart patients might experience an increase in chest pain. As CO levels increase and remain above 70 ppm, symptoms may become more noticeable (headache, fatigue, nausea). As CO levels increase above 150 to 200 ppm, disorientation, unconsciousness, and death are possible.
If you think you are experiencing any of the symptoms of CO poisoning, get fresh air immediately. Open windows and doors for more ventilation, turn off any combustion appliances, and leave the house. Call your fire department and report your symptoms. You could lose consciousness and die if you do nothing.
It is also important to contact a doctor immediately for a proper diagnosis. Tell your doctor that you suspect CO poisoning is causing your problems. Prompt medical attention is important if you are experiencing any symptoms of CO poisoning when you are operating fuel-burning appliances. Before turning your fuel-burning appliances back on, make sure a qualified service person checks them for malfunction.
CO detectors/alarms always have been and still are designed to alarm before potentially life-threatening levels of CO are reached. The UL standard 2034 (1998 revision) has stricter requirements that the detector/alarm must meet before it can sound. As a result, the possibility of nuisance alarms is decreased.
CO alarms should be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. CPSC recommends that one CO alarm be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms in each separate sleeping area of the home. CO alarms may be installed into a plug-in receptacle or high on the wall because CO from any source will be well mixed with the air in the house. Make sure furniture or draperies cannot cover up the alarm.
Never ignore an alarming CO detector/alarm. If the detector/alarm sounds:
Consumers should follow the manufacturer's instructions. Using a test button, some detectors/alarms test whether the circuitry as well as the sensor, which senses CO, is working, while the test button on other detectors only tests whether the circuitry is working. For those units, which test the circuitry only, some manufacturers sell separate test kits to help the consumer test the CO sensor inside the alarm.
CPSC worked closely with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to help develop the safety standard (UL 2034) for CO detectors/alarms. CPSC helps promote carbon monoxide safety awareness to raise awareness of CO hazards and the need for regular maintenance of fuel-burning appliances. CPSC recommends that every home have a CO detector/alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent UL standard 2034 or the IAS 6-96 standard in the hallway near every separate sleeping area. CPSC also works with industry to develop voluntary and mandatory standards for fuel-burning appliances.
On September 15, 1993, Chicago, Illinois became one of the first cities in the nation to adopt an ordinance, effective October 1, 1994, requiring the installation of CO detectors/alarms in all new single-family homes and in existing single-family residences that have new oil or gas furnaces. Several other cities also require CO detectors/alarms in apartment buildings and single-family dwellings.
CO detectors/alarms are available for boats and recreational vehicles and should be used. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association requires CO detectors/alarms in motor homes and in towable recreational vehicles that have a generator or are prepped for a generator.
You can file a Notice of Appeal within 10 calendar days of being found guilty. Calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. If the 10th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may file on the next business day.
You have 10 calendar days from the date the judge made his/her decision. Calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If the 10th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may file the next business day. You must file by the 10th day for it to be timely at Greer Municipal Court, located at: 100 S. Main Street Greer, SC 29650.
You can file a Request for Reconsideration within five calendar days of being found guilty. Calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. If the fifth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may file on the next business day.
You have five calendar days from the date the judge made his/her decision (calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). If the fifth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, you may file the next business day. You must file (by the fifth day for it to be timely) at Greer Municipal Court, located at:100 S Main StreetGreer, SC 29650
Only if the Court of Common Pleas overturns the Municipal Court's decision.
You must report to the Court immediately to find out what happened in court.
If you were given a court date and time, you will need to appear in Court unless it is a ticket that may be paid prior to Court and you have paid it.
Your case will be heard as scheduled unless you can provide written documentation as to why you could not make your court date as scheduled. This documentation will need to be provided prior to the time of your trial. Documentation may be faxed to 864-848-5377. You must also call the Court prior to your trial time.
All cases in Greer Municipal Court are heard and evaluated on their individual merits. Each element is considered when a judge makes a decision. Other than the judge, no one can say what she/he would do in your particular case.
According to state statute, you may represent yourself. You have the right to introduce evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make closing arguments and otherwise present a defense to the charges. You will be held to the same standards as an attorney.
Yes, your child will need to go to court.
In most cases, the ticket may be paid without an appearance. However, there are traffic charges that do require an appearance, regardless of age.
If you have any questions regarding required appearances for traffic charges, call 864-848-5374.
There are three possible pleas to a criminal charge:
No. You either need to appear or pay the fine prior to your court date.
While a prayer for judgment is used in North Carolina, it is not available in South Carolina.
You must appear on your designated court date and time. Judges do not talk about pending cases without all parties present.
Payment indicates a guilty plea and forfeiture of fine monies. Appearing on your court date gives you a chance to ask for a reduction in fines or plead "not guilty."
The program is 26 weeks long by state statute.
The agency will notify the court that you did not show and terminate you. You will also be subject to a Failure to Comply charge, which carries a fine of $500 and/or 30 days in jail.
The agency will notify the court that you did not complete your program and terminate you. You will also be subject to a Failure to Comply charge, which carries a fine of $500 and/or 30 days in jail.
You need to contact Greer Municipal Court for re-sentencing.
You will need to pay the amount(s) outstanding with that particular agency. Each agency will give you a form you will need at the South Carolina Highway Department which will require you to pay reinstatement fee(s) to reinstate your license.
You received a Non-Resident Violator's Compact Notice for not appearing on your court date. If you choose not to pay the amount(s), we will notify the South Carolina Highway Department on the 16th day following your court date.
Greer Municipal Court accepts cash, credit/debit cards, money orders and certified bank checks. No business checks will be accepted. The court no longer accepts personal checks.
The court no longer accepts personal or business checks.
State statute authorizes this payment by credit/debit card.
All fines and restitution are due on the day of sentencing.
Yes, if you are the person who posted the monies for your bond. If someone else posted your bond monies, the fine cannot be deducted.
If you have a traffic charge and do not pay, your driver's license will be suspended until you do. If you have a criminal charge and do not pay, a warrant may be issued for Contempt of Court.
You can pay the full amount on the bench warrant or have someone else pay the full amount. You will need to go to the Greer Municipal Court to render payment.
Payment indicates a guilty plea and forfeiture of fine monies. Appearing on your court date gives you a chance to ask for a reduction in fines or plead not guilty.
Bonds are only released upon order by a judge, dismissal of the charge, or a finding of not guilty. The bond is returned only to the party posting it. Bond refunds follow the City of Greer’s refund process and may take up to 60 days.
Refunds follow the City of Greer’s refund process and may take up to 60 days.
The person who paid the money will receive the refund.
Court costs are fees and assessments assigned by state statute created by the South Carolina legislature. They are subject to change annually.
Court costs, fees, and assessments are established by the South Carolina legislature and are subject to change annually. These changes are updated in Greer Municipal Court's case management system under the complete control of the South Carolina Judicial Department. Court costs are assigned to the particular charge you were given, not according to your court appearance. Court costs, fees and assessments are collected upon conviction of a charge.
Court costs, fees, and assessments are established by the South Carolina legislature and are subject to change annually.
The law prohibits Greer Municipal Court employees other than the Municipal Judge or Associate Municipal Judges from explaining or interpreting the law. As a result, court employees must refrain from answering many questions asked of them because to do so would constitute legal advice, which court personnel may not provide. Instead, they must refer you to competent legal counsel.
Due to the large volume of traffic tickets, Greer Municipal Court employees do not make individual calls for this purpose. You will need to take your individual receipt(s) to the DMV.
The DMV may be reached at (803) 896-5000.
You will need to contact the Greer Police Department at 864-848-2151. They are located at 102 South Main Street, Greer, SC 29651. Greer Municipal Court employees are not authorized to speak for officers or about an officer's actions.
You have the right to hire your own attorney. If you cannot afford one, you may apply for a court-appointed attorney. The judge will consider the request, and based on criteria established by state law, determine whether you are eligible for court-appointed counsel.
Court employees are not allowed to recommend specific attorneys or law firms. You should contact the South Carolina Bar Association's free attorney referral service at 800-868-2284. You can also check phone listings or ask your friends for recommendations.
While Greer Municipal Court is a part of South Carolina's unified court system. The court is subject to all laws, regulations, and directives from the South Carolina Judicial Department, South Carolina Court Administration, and State Codes of Law. These laws provide parameters and guidance. Individual courts (municipal and magistrate) have the ability to design court-specific business processes.
You can file a Request for Reconsideration within five calendar days of being found guilty or you can file a Notice of Appeal within 10 calendar days of being found guilty. Calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. If the fifth or tenth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may file on the next business day.
All cases in Greer Municipal Court are heard and evaluated on their individual merits. Each element is considered when a judge makes a decision. No one, other than the judge, can say what he/she would do in your particular case.
You will need to contact the officer or his/her supervisor at (864) 848-2151. You may need to leave a message once your call is forwarded to an individual office. Greer Municipal Court employees are not authorized to speak for officers or about an officer's actions.
All cases in Greer Municipal Court are heard and evaluated on their individual merits. Each element is considered when a judge makes a decision. No one, other than the judge, can say what she/he would do in your particular case.
According to state statute, you may represent yourself. You have the right to introduce evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make closing arguments, and otherwise present a defense to the charges. You will be held to the same standards as an attorney.
You are advised of your rights and charges, and of the consequences of convictions and for not appearing in court. Bail/bond is determined during this process.
Victim services for Municipal Court cases are available through the Greer Police Department by calling (864) 848-2151.
The victim advocate can explain the judicial system, act as a link between the prosecutor and the victim, give current case status information, assist in obtaining orders of protection, make referrals (counseling, food, shelter, etc.), and escort victims while they testify or appear at hearings.
Judge Robert F. Simms is located in the Greer Municipal Court Complex at 100 South Main Street in Greer. He may be reached by telephone at (864) 877-7464.
Once you have seen a judge, and the bench warrant has a fine and/or restitution amount, the full amount can be paid with a money order, credit/debit card or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.
Once you are processed by the jail, you will be taken to the Court for the next available arraignment time to see a Judge. That Judge will decide if your terms of release.
A surety bond can come from a bondsman, a property with clear title, and/or friends or relatives who will make sure you will appear for court.
You sign a bond form saying you will appear for court and follow any and all conditions until your court date.
It is your responsibility to contact Greer Municipal Court so you can be transported. If not, you may be tried in your absence and subject to contempt of court.
Court staff members are not allowed to act on your behalf. We must remain neutral and not give one case party an advantage over the other. You may be able to put the request in writing to file in court, with a copy provided to the other side.
You must appear on your designated court date and time. Judges do not talk about pending cases without all parties present. You may contact the officer for a continuance after the initial court date if you are unable to appear.
Jurors for Greer Municipal Court are randomly selected from a database that contains information from the South Carolina Election Commission and the South Carolina Highway Department. If you are selected for a specific jury trial term, you will receive a Municipal Court Juror Questionnaire and a self-addressed envelope in the mail. The Juror Questionnaire must be completed and returned to Municipal Court.
An individual fitting any one of the following categories is disqualified from serving as a Municipal Court juror:
You MUST appear unless the judge approves your disqualification prior to your scheduled appearance date.
An individual fitting any one of the following categories is exempt from serving as a Municipal Court juror:
You MUST appear unless the judge approves your exemption prior to your scheduled appearance date.
Jury trials are scheduled Monday through Friday of the designated jury trial week and as a juror, you must report on the Monday of the scheduled jury trial week. Failure to appear or notify the court may result in you being fined $500 for contempt of court.
As a juror, you will be acting as an officer of the court. Jury panels are made up of six jurors and the jury is charged with listening to the facts of a case and determining whether an individual is guilty or not guilty.
Please arrive promptly and please do not bring beverages, children, relatives or friends with you on the day you report for jury duty.
Everyone who enters the Municipal Court building must pass through a metal detector and may be subject to search. Purses, briefcases, and bags will be searched as well. Weapons, which include everything from pocket knives to personal protection devices, are strictly prohibited in the Municipal Court.
All cell phones and/or other communication devices should be turned off, or in silent mode prior to entering the courtroom(s). Court security officers have been instructed to confiscate any device making noise in the courtroom.
If you need more information or wish to discuss your status for jury service, please call the Deputy Clerk at 864-848-5374.
Greer Municipal Court employees are not authorized to provide this information. You need to check with local law enforcement.
You will need to go to the City of Greer Police Department at 101 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC 29651 and have the warrant served.
Once a record is expunged, all information about that record is destroyed (in the case of physical records) or deleted (in the case of digital records).
A restraining order is a commonly-used term for an order of protection or an injunction for harassment.
You will need to see a magistrate for a restraining order. To view a list of magistrates, visit the South Carolina Judicial Department website.
An order used for protection when there is a family relationship between the defendant and the victim. The victim must state how an act of domestic violence was threatened or committed against the victim.
You will need to see Family Court in the county in which you reside.
Meetings are listed on the calendar.
Contact the Planning and Zoning staff.