GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville Municipal Court will begin hearing cases on the front lawn Monday morning as repairs continue inside the building.
According to a release from the city, tents have been set up and cases will be heard beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the court’s location at 426 N. Main Street in Greenville.
The city said that the judge anticipates all sessions to be on schedule throughout the week. This comes as a result of repairs that continue inside the building due to flooding. Court has been closed since July 29.
Judge Matt Hawley said he expects they will be in tents through next Friday. He said tents were chosen as a solution because it would be too challenging to move paperwork to another building.
“We have strict rules under state law about what we can do in moving all paperwork offsite. All of our tickets and warrants have to be protected,” Hawley said.
Citizens with cases postponed last week will receive a new subpoena in the mail with a rescheduled court date.