Amy McCulloch, Probate Judge
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WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BUT WE ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP ESSENTIAL SERVICES FUNCTIONING. WE HAVE LIMITED STAFF ABLE TO WORK AT THIS POINT. YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED. PLEASE EVALUATE
WHAT CAN WAIT VERSUS WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY.
FOR A GUARDIANSHIP EMERGENCY - PLEASE EMAIL LEWIS.KIM@RICHLANDCOUNTYSC.GOV
FOR A CONSERVATORSHIP EMERGENCY - PLEASE EMAIL LEWIS.KIM@RICHLANDCOUNTYSC.GOV
FOR AN ESTATE-TRUST EMERGENCY - PLEASE EMAIL ELROD.LORI@RICHLANDCOUNTYSC.GOV
FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE EMERGENCY - PLEASE EMAIL LICENSE.MARRIAGE@RICHLANDCOUNTYSC.GOV
WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RESPOND QUICKLY TO YOUR EMERGENCY.
Because the courthouse is closed, you may scan and email your documents. If a signature is required, also send a copy of the ID of the person signing. The originals must be mailed, this would include original LAST WILLS AND TESTAMENTS.
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. WE ARE WORKING ON AN ONLINE SYSTEM.
COPIES OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE – TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE, PLEASE GO TO SC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL – VITAL RECORDS. THEIR WEBSITE IS https://www.scdhec.gov/vital-records/marriage-certificates. THEY ARE LOCATED AT 2600 BULL STREET, COLUMBIA, SC 29201.
IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR A LICENSE WITH THE RICHLAND COUNTY PROBATE COURT AND NEED TO PICK IT UP, PLEASE EMAIL LICENSE.MARRIAGE@RICHLANDCOUNTYSC.GOV AND WE WILL ARRANGE TO MAIL IT TO YOU.
Additional Resources & Services
Marriage License Inquiry
Full Estate Packet Open an Estate - (.doc format)
Small Estate Packet assets under $25,000; no real estate - (.doc format)
Admit a Will to Probate no probate assets - (.doc format)
How to File a Formal Action
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