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.

COVID-19 Update:

All visitors to the Spartanburg County Courthouse are required to wear a face mask and will have their temperature taken at the entrance by the security guards.   Persons with a temperature of 100.4 or higher, or those who refuse to wear a face mask will not be allowed to enter the building.  In addition, no bags or purses will be allowed in the building.  Thank you for your cooperation with these measures. 

Spartanburg County Probate Court has resumed handling matters in-person.  As we return to handling more in-person business, please understand that we are still working through a large backlog of appointments due to increased deaths and longer wait times caused in part by individuals postponing handling estate affairs amidst the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.  As we work to best serve you, it is extremely important to keep your appointments once scheduled because of limited availability and increased caseloads. 

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 4:15 PM- 5:00 PM. The following documents are available online for you to complete and mail to the Court at Probate Court, 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.  


Public Probate Index Inquiry regarding estates that have been opened in Spartanburg County can be searched here.