Probate Court Divisions
Oversees the administration of estates in Richland County. Probate Administration is necessary to transfer assets from the Decedent to the proper heirs or beneficiaries.
Oversees the court appointed Guardian to ensure that the incapacitated adult is being taken care of. This could include medical needs, rehabilitation needs, and assistance with daily living needs. Oversees the court appointed Conservator to ensure that the assets of the incapacitated adult or minor are being managed well.
The Richland County Probate Court maintains estate records from 1900 through today. We maintain marriage license records for marriages applied for in Richland County from 1911 through today. These records are available to the public for viewing and copying.
You may apply for a marriage license in this division. Marriage Licenses are issued from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. You may pick up your license until 5:00 p.m. The cost for the license is $43.50 (effective July 1, 2015), if paying by cash, and $45.24 (effective July 1, 2015), if paying with a debit or credit card. There is also a 24 hour waiting period. The couple must apply together in person. You are required to present valid picture identification and your social security information or a valid passport and visa.
If an individual is suffering from a mental illness or a chemical dependency and is currently a danger to themselves or someone else, emergency commitment procedures should be followed to ensure that they receive the assistance and treatment that they need.
This is a diversionary court designed for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness and authorized for transfer from prosecution to treatment.