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

The Probate Court is open to the public for all probate business.  We are also able to serve you contact-free by email, mail, or document drop off.  Please contact the Court with any specific questions or concerns.


Notarized Documents

All of our staff are notaries.  We offer notary services free of charge for probate documents.  If you are 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





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.


239 N. Jefferies Blvd.

P.O. Box 1036
Walterboro, SC  29488
Phone: 843-549-7216
Fax: 843-549-5571


For on-line access to estates and marriage license records, please visit:  For any records not scanned, please contact the Court.


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


Probate Court:


Ashley H. Amundson, Probate Court Judge,
Vanessa D. Colleton-Pinckney, Deputy Probate Judge,

Shakema M. Simmons, Estate Clerk,

Kallie D. Tuten, Therapeutic Clerk,

Judy A. Williams, Probate Clerk,