The Surfside Beach Municipal Court handles misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses. Bench trials are held on Wednesdays twice a month at 4:30 pm. Jury trials are held three times a year; roster meetings are held quarterly. The Court staff consists of an Associate Judge, Valerie Riley, an assistant, and a part-time Municipal Judge, Chris Arakas. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm unless otherwise posted. Forms of payment accepted are cash, money order and certified check - no personal checks are accepted. If your payment is overdue and you need the DL-53 form to take to the DMV, you will need to come to the office during business hours to pay your fine.