The Probate Court is located in the York County Courthouse. The Courthouse is in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Liberty and Congress Streets in downtown York. There is a single entrance on the south side of the building, directly from the parking lot between the Courthouse at 2 S. Congress Street and the Government Center at 6 S. Congress Street, and there is handicapped parking at the entrance. Parking is also available on Congress Street and Liberty Street.
For general questions or to make an appointment, please call 803-684-8513 or email the Probate Court Office.
Jurisdiction & Responsibilities
The court handles various matters including the administration of decedents' estates, the issuance of marriage licenses, the appointment of guardians and conservators, and involuntary commitments. It is headed by an elected probate judge who serves a four-year term.
- Marriage Licenses
- Guardianships & Conservatorships, Settlement Approval, Trusts
- Involuntary Commitments
If a couple has completed a qualifying premarital preparation course prior to applying for the license and presents a certificate of completion at the time of application, they may be eligible to receive a $50 non-refundable state income tax credit pursuant to SC. Code 20-1-230.
Certification of Completion of Premarital Preparation Course
Please contact those agencies for information as to how to begin the process. For after-hours mental health emergencies, contact Catawba Mental Health at 803-327-2012 to speak with the counselor on call.