Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments. Most probate matters are handled without a jury trial, but Probate Court does have the authority to conduct a jury trial
in certain situations.
The objective of Probate Court is to be more responsive to the people we serve. It is crucial to put a face on the Court and to convey a sense of responsibility, respect and compassion towards the people this office serves.
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. [Monday through Friday]
For your convenience, the office is open during lunch.
If you need to visit:
Estate Division - please come to office no later than 4:15 p.m. to allow proper time and assistance to open an estate.
Guardian/Conservator Division - please arrive at office no later than 4:30 p.m. to allow proper time and assistance to open a guardianship and/or conservatorship.
Commitments - please arrive at office no later than 4:00 for emergency pick up orders, as paperwork must be delivered to the Horry County Police Department before 5:00 p.m. If you have paperwork for judicial proceedings please arrive prior to 4:45 p.m. to obtain date for hearing.
Marriage Licenses - office hours for obtaining a marriage license and/or performing a ceremony are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. , Monday through Friday.