SCDNR Property Watch Program

Warrant Procedures for Landowner/Leasee

Criminal Prosecution Steps:

  1. Observe violation
  2. Follow Checklist - Fill out completely as possible
  3. Take information to magistrate
  4. Take oath, swear out warrant
  5. Warrant will be given to LE Officer to serve on subject
  6. After service, landowner will be notified of court
  7. Trial may be in front of judge or jury (defendants or plaintiffs choice)
  8. The Department of Natural Resources officer that was called to the scene will serve as witness to facts
  9. If subject is found guilty, the DNR officer will write out an administrative summons to assess points and fine