Probate

*****COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Procedures*****

Please see the attached document regarding Colleton County Probate Court procedures during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

 

Probate Court COVID-19 Procedures

 

Notarized Documents

We understand that you may be unable to sign probate documents in front of a notary at this time.  Pursuant to an Order of the South Carolina Supreme Court dated 4/3/2020, below is an alternate signature page for any probate court forms that require a notary.  Please print and attach to your filings.

 

COVID-19 Alternate Signature Page

 

Marriage License Applications

Please use the form below to apply for a marriage license.  This form may be submitted by mail, email, fax, or may be placed in the drop box outside the Court.  Please note, a $40.00 application fee must be received by the Court prior to the issuance of the license.  State law requires a 24-hour waiting period between the filing of the marriage application and the issuance of a license.  

 

COVID-19 Marriage License Application

 

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Probate Court has jurisdiction over marriage licenses, estates of deceased persons, guardianships of incapacitated adults, conservatorships of the estates of minors and incapacitated persons, minor settlements $25,000 and less, and involuntary commitments of mentally ill and/or chemically dependent persons.

CONTACT INFORMATION

239 N. Jefferies Blvd.
P.O. Box 1036
Walterboro, SC  29488
Phone: 843-549-7216
Fax: 843-549-5571
Email: probate@colletoncounty.org

 

For on-line access to estates and marriage license records, please visit: SouthCarolinaProbate.net/Search.  Please note, older records are viewable at the Court.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

STAFF CONTACTS

Probate Court:
Ashley H. Amundson, Probate Court Judge, probate@colletoncounty.org
Vanessa D. Colleton-Pinckney, Deputy Probate Judge, vcolleton@colletoncounty.org

Judy A. Williams, Clerk, jwilliams@colletoncounty.org