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Charleston County Probate Judge
Charleston County Probate Judge
Probate Court is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. For Estate Administration, please call 843-958-5030 for questions or to make an appointment. For Marriage License, please call 843-958-5183. For Conservatorship/Guardianship, Involuntary Commitment and Diversion Programs, please call 843-958-5180. We are also here to assist you through our online and remote services, click here for more information. To apply for a marriage license, please follow the LOVE link here – Live Online Virtual E-marriage application. We have a drop box at 84 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, and 100 Broad Street, Suite 469.
The Charleston County Probate Court E-Filing Pilot Program has commenced. Read Administrative Order, Rules and EZ-Filing Instructions for more information. To electronically file a document in an estate, trust, adult guardianship, and conservatorship case please visit: ez-filing.net/southcarolina. You are able to view all images on each case for which you create an EZ-Filing account, which enables you to easily keep up with the activities of the case.
The Charleston County Probate Court can assist couples who are getting married in South Carolina.
TWO business days following the completed application submission, you will receive by email your Marriage License for you to print and use along with an instruction sheet. Please review the Marriage License application and if there are any errors, please immediately email your clerk.
An Ordained minister, Jewish Rabbis, officers authorized to administer oaths in South Carolina or a South Carolina Notary can perform wedding ceremonies in South Carolina. After your wedding ceremony, you will be responsible for returning the signed copies labeled PROBATE JUDGE and PROBATE JUDGE/DHEC COPY to the Probate Court via mail or the drop box is available at our office door from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
All applicants must upload of one form of identification. One of the following:
All applicants must upload proof of social security number. One of the following:
*Anyone that is not a United States Citizen, the Court must receive a copy of your Valid Passport or current VISA, with your Alien Registration Number.
For further questions, please call Portia Geathers at (843) 958-5183, Regina LeBlanc at (843) 277-5674 or Judge Irv Condon at (843) 817-2039.
Amid COVID-19 concerns, our office continues to assist citizens of Charleston County virtually. Therefore, we are no longer able to process requests for certified copies of marriage licenses that were issued prior to 1999. To obtain certified copies of marriage licenses from July 1, 1950 to January 1, 2000, contact SC DHEC Vital Records Office at https://www.scdhec.gov/vital-records/marriage-certificates or call 803-898-3630. Thank you.
What is a certified copy?
To fulfill the "Application for License and Certificate of Marriage" process the couple must complete the Live Online Virtual E-Application (LOVE) which contains general information such as name, age, address and email address and make a non-refundable payment of $70.00 by credit card. A signed statement by each Applicant and proof of social security number/alien identification number are required. Please see below for further explanation on the necessary steps:
Marriage License Clerk
Regina D. LeBlanc
Probate Clerk of Court Commitment Division
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm
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