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Charleston County, South Carolina Probate Court: Charleston County Probate Court

Population 350,209
County Seat Charleston

This page will provide you with the following:

Links to the Charleston County probate court's website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information.

You'll also find links to:

  • frequently asked questions about South Carolina probate,
  • probate forms and fees for Charleston County,
  • land records office locations for Charleston County.

Where to file?

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"

The Probate Court for Charleston County:

NAME OF COURT:

Charleston County Probate Court

WEB ADDRESS:

http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/probate/index.php

PHONE:

(843)958-5030

ADDRESS:

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

MAP:

GoogleMap

FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE

COUNTY INFO

Charleston County Court Self Help Materials for Probate:

http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/probate/faqs-links.php

FORMS & FEES

STATE

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

South Carolina Probate Forms:

http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/forms/searchType.cfm

COUNTY-SPECIFIC

Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Charleston County court

Charleston County Probate Forms:

http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/probate/forms-instructions.php

 

Charleston County PROBATE FEES:

Charleston County, South Carolina probate fees information:

Charleston County Probate Fees Page:

http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/probate/estate.php

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 ValuationAmount
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
$95.00
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 FeesAmount
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.

LAND RECORDS

Where can I check county land records?

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

http://www.sciway.net/gov/sc-county-register-deeds.html

COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE

http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/view/lid/16033

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