Amy McCulloch, Probate Judge
NOTICE AS OF 6-11-2021
THE PROBATE COURT IS OPEN TO RECEIVE YOUR FILINGS, TO ALLOW ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS AND TO ASSIST IN PERSON WITH PROBATE MATTERS. IF YOU HAVE A PENDING MATTER, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CLERK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
APPLY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE ONLINE
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET STARTED
IF YOU ARE ALREADY MARRIED AND THE LICENSE IS FILED WITH THE PROBATE COURT AND NEED A CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR LICENSE, CLICK HERE
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Search for an existing Estate
Estate Packet If the Decedent owned real property and/or the total value of probate assets are over $25,000.00 - Open a Full Estate.
Small Estate Packet If the Decedent did not own real property and the probate assets total under $25,000.00 - Open a Small Estate.
Admit a Will to Probate no probate assets If the Decedent left a Last Will and Testament but there are no probate assets to transfer - Probate the Will Only.
How to File a Formal Action - If the Will is not the original or the interested parties are not in agreement about who should serve as Personal Representative - You must File a Formal Proceeding.
The Richland County Probate Court:
- administers estates of decedents,
- issues marriage licenses,
- appoints guardians and conservators for minors and incapacitated persons,
- orders involuntary commitments of mentally ill or chemically dependent persons, and
- hears and decides trust and estate litigation.
Richland County Judicial Center
1701 Main Street
2nd Floor Suite 207
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Estate Planning & Probate Law Specialists
Links to External Resources & Services
SC Laws on Marriage
SC Laws on Mental Health
SC Tax Forms
Federal Tax Forms
Apply for a Tax Identification Number
SC Vital Records
US Savings Bonds