The Probate Court has jurisdiction over Marriage Licenses, Estates of Deceased Persons, Guardianships and Conservatorships of Incapacitated Persons, Settlements for Minors and Wrongful Deaths, and Involuntary Commitments of Mentally Ill and/or Chemically Dependent Persons.

The Probate Court is not authorized to give legal advice. For legal advice pertaining to estate matters, please contact an attorney. 

How we are operating during COVID-19

Because of the high number of positive cases and close contacts within the county, we are currently working offsite. Our phones are forwarded to us however, so feel free to call the office to reach us (803)874-3514.

For help with the recent Santee Cooper/Dominion settlement checks that were recently dispersed, please call the office to speak with staff for further instructions.

  • Issuing Marriage LicensePlease complete online application. At least 24 hours after completing the online application, the couple must come to the the court together to sign the official application and pay $45.00 (Cash or check only).  Marriage license will be issued at that time. 

  • Copy of Marriage License-  Mail request that includes bride and groom's names and date of marriage along with $5.00 to Calhoun County Probate Court-  902 FR Huff Drive, St. Matthews, SC 29135.  The certified copy will be mailed to you. 

  • Court Filings-  Filings can be mailed.  Filings of urgency can be emailed to afogle@calhouncounty.sc.gov. They will be time stamped as the date/time of the email. Emailed filings must have original documents mailed to the court immediately.

  • Filing of Wills/ Estate OpeningsEstates are still being opened.   For a full estate, you may complete the online application.  This information will be used to generate the proper legal documents which will then be mailed. Upon receipt, the documents need to be signed and returned to the court.  The court will contact applicants with full instructions.  

  • Small Estate Proceedings-  Small estates are estates in which the decedent did not possess (even in part) any land, and his/her assets value less than $25,000.00.  To open a small estate 30 days must have passed since death.  Small estates may be opened by completing the online application. Upon receipt, the documents need to be signed and returned to the court.  The court will contact applicants with full instructions.

 

  

Office Hours

APPOINTMENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME

Due to COVID19, we are accepting visitors by appointment only. All probate services are available online or by email. 

You may call the office at 803-874-3514,

email us (afogle@calhouncounty.sc.gov)

or use the "Contact Us" link above.  

We will get back to you VERY quickly, and do our best to meet your needs during this difficult time. 

(803) 874-3514

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