Probate Court

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* Probate Court will be closed for training on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. pursuant to the Order of Chief Justice Donald Beatty.

* Probate Court will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018 for Christmas.

Location


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 between the Courthouse at 2 South Congress Street and the Agricultural Building at 6 South Congress. Parking is available on Liberty and Congress Streets or in the lot immediately south of the Ag Building, and there is handicapped parking at the entrance.

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.

  1. Marriage Licenses
  2. Estates
  3. Guardianships & Conservatorships, Settlement Approval, Trusts
  4. Involuntary Commitments
Application for marriage licenses may be made between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The license may be used for ceremonies performed in South Carolina and the fee is $50.

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