Friday, August 01, 2014
Official Website for Oconee County
Probate Court

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oconee County Probate Court is to serve all people with respect, dignity and compassion through a responsive South Carolina Judicial System.

General Information

"CAN I MEET WITH THE JUDGE"

Click Here for PROCEDURES FOR INVOLUNTARY COMMITTAL FOR MENTALLY ILL AND/OR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT PERSONS 

Click Here for MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

 

Click Here for REQUEST FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF MARRIAGE LICENSE FILED

 

Click Here for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Click Here for PROBATE COURT COSTS AND FEES

 

Click Here for ESTATE SETTLEMENT PAMPLET

 

Click Here for Probate Court Forms: Then use 'Search #1: Forms By Court Type', scroll down to 'Probate Court' and hit 'Submit'.

 

Click Here for the link to purchase "The South Carolina Personal Representative Handbook" by Elizabeth Patrick Coleman, Esquire

 The Probate Court of Oconee County provides the following services for our community:

  1. Estates of decedents, including the contest of wills, and determination of heirs and successors of decedents and estates of protected persons;
  2. Protection of minors, except the jurisdiction over the care, custody, and control of the persons of minors is governed by Section 62-5-201 and incapacitated persons;
  3. Trusts inter vivos or testamentary, including the appointment of successor trustees;
  4. The issuance of marriage licenses, in form as provided by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Department of Health and Environmental Control; record, index, and dispose of copies of marriage certificates; and issue certified copies of the licenses and certificates;
  5. The performance of the duties of the clerk of the circuit and family courts of the county in which the probate court is held when there is a vacancy in the office of clerk of court; 
  6. Involuntary commitment of persons suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction, and active pulmonary tuberculosis.

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