Probate Court

Department Functions

Probate Court provides services including probating estates, resolving disputes in estates and trusts, handling involuntary commitments for alcohol/drug abuse and/or mental illness, and obtaining marriage licenses, appointing and supervising guardians and conservators with assets in excess of $10,000, and approving minor and wrongful death settlements.

Probate Court does not have an attorney on staff.  This court will not give legal advice.  Probate Court records of Decedent Estates are available from 1878 to current date.  Marriage records are available from 1911 to current date. This Court does not perform Marriage counseling services. There is a $35 fee for marriage licenses, and this is by scheduled appointments only.


  • This office will assist in preparing probate forms once information is given regarding a decedent 
  • Schedule and hold hearings regarding capacity
  • Schedule and hold hearings regarding Judicial Commitments
  • Schedule and hold hearings regarding approval of minor settlement(s), and wrongful death actions, contested wills, and all other circumstances regarding estates of decedents, minor children, and incapacitated adults

To access forms/applications/petitions, visit our FORMS link for a complete list of forms available online.

Related links

South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Judicial Department