Probate Court

The Estate Division handles the probate of wills, estates of deceased persons, and conservators for minors.  The Mental Health Division handles the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill, alcoholics and drug addicts, and also appoints and manages guardians and conservators for adults adjudicated as incapacitated.  Probate Court also issues Marriage Licenses.

Due to a ransomware attack on Spartanburg County which occurred on April 27, 2023, our computer database was corrupted.  While we have always maintained our physical files, the data loss we incurred has altered our normal operations.  As we work best to serve you, it is extremely important to keep your appointments once scheduled because of limited availability and constraints placed upon our staff.  For more information regarding the ransomware attack, please review this memo.

Preliminary consultations concerning estates will be handled by appointment only.  Please review instructions on how to schedule and what items to bring for your appointment here.

Marriage applications can be handled in-person or by mail. The Court continues the performance of wedding ceremonies by appointment only.  Appointments may be made by calling the Probate Court at (864) 596-2556.  Wedding ceremonies will be scheduled during the hours of 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM—1:00 PM, or 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM. Additional information regarding marriage licenses can be found here. The following documents are available online for you to complete and mail to the Court at Probate Court, 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.  

Our research room is open to the public.  However, if you wish to review a physical file in the office, you will need to schedule an appointment to do so.  To review a physical file, please email to the best of your ability the following information to [email protected] and we will contact you to set up an appointment.

  • Name of Requestor and Phone Number
  • Name of Decedent
  • Case Number
  • Clerk Assigned
  • Active or Closed File
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