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?
The Probate Court for Charleston County:
NAME OF COURT:
Charleston County Probate Court, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
PROBATE COURT DIRECTORY FOR ALL SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES
FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE
FORMS & FEES
South Carolina Probate Forms, for use in all of South Carolina
Charleston County PROBATE FEES:
Charleston County, South Carolina Probate Fees Information:
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
$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 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.
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
COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE