Charleston County, South Carolina Probate Court

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464


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1. Where do I file a petition for probate in Charleston County, South Carolina?

In the South Carolina Court system, probate is handled by the "Probate Courts"

Charleston County Probate Court


Website Link


Charleston County Probate Court, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401



Directory of all South Carolina Probate Courts

South Carolina Probate Court Locator

2. What's the phone number for the probate court for Charleston County, SC?:

4. Where Can I Find Probate Forms for Charleston County, South Carolina?


South Carolina Probate Forms, for use in all of South Carolina

South Carolina Probate Forms


Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Charleston County court

Charleston County Probate Forms:

5. How much does it cost to file a petition for probate in Charleston County, South Carolina?

Click the links below.

South Carolina Probate Fees URL

Charleston County Probate Fees Page

Probate Court Fee Schedule

South Carolina code section 8-21-770(B) states fees for Estate and Conservatorship proceedings are determined on the gross value of probate assets as follows:

Property Valuation Amount
Less than $5,000.00 $25.00
$5,000.00 but Less than $20,000.00 $45.00
$20,000.00 but Less than $60,000.00 $67.50
$60,000.00 but Less than $100,000.00 $95.00
$100,000.00 but Less than $625,000.00
plus .15 Percent of the property valuation between $100,000.00 and $600,000.00
Property valuation of $625,000.00 or higher amount set forth in (5) about plus 1/4 of 1% of the property valuation above $600,000.00.
Note: Non-Probate assets are not part of the fee calculation


Other Fees Amount
Filing Will for record only $10.00
Recording certified Estate records from other Counties $20.00
Recording exemplifications from Out-of-State $20.00
Issuing Exemplified/Authenticated copy $20.00
Appointment of Successor/Subsequent P/R Trustee or Special or Temporary Administrator $22.50
Approval of Settlement Order (Minors/Incompetents) $150.00
Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem $3.50
Marriage License fee $70.00
Certified copy of Marriage License $5.00
Reforming or Correcting marriage record $6.75
Certified Copy of Estate record $5.00
Filing Conservatorsihp accountings $10.00
Filing demand for notice $5.00
Certifying Appeal records $10.00
Filing the initial petition in any action or proceeding other than above, same fee as charged for filing civil actions in Circuit Court $150.00
Copy machine copy $0.50
Microfilm copy $0.50
Certificates of appointment (After initial four) $0.50
Filing affidavit for collection of personal property under section 62-2-1202(A), the fee pursuant to item (1) above based upon property valuation shown, provided that where the property valuation is less than $100.00 the fee shall be one-half the amount otherwise provided.
The costs of the notice to creditors or other legal advertisement are in addition to prescribed Court costs and are due and payable prior to publication of advertisement.

6. What's the URL for the State or County land records office?

In order to transfer ownership of real property after someone dies, you need to find the last recorded property deed. A county land records office is the place to research and request such deeds.


State Land Records Office


County Land Records Office


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