Probate Court Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • In-person public access to the Beaufort County Probate Court offices is by appointment only. Call 843-255-5850.
  • All filings by mail and in the drop box at the Beaufort County Courthouse entrance will be quarantined for 48 hours and then file stamped with the date of receipt by mail or delivery to the drop box, as the case may be.
  • All fees must be paid by mail or delivery to the drop box in a sealed envelope, subject to the 48-hour quarantine.
  • Appointments to apply for Marriage Licenses in-person or by mail may be made by calling the Court's offices at 843 -255-5850.
  • Hearings held by videoconferencing or telephone conference, where appropriate and feasible to all parties; otherwise, in-person hearings may be held subject to safety guidelines authorized by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
  • Probate Court staff continues to be available by telephone, email, and regular mail.
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The Beaufort County Probate Court has issued a new, updated order effective March 15, 2021 regarding court operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Probate Court

Beaufort Main Office:

102 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902.
Tel: 843-255-5850
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. [Monday through Friday].
Applications for Marriage Licenses accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. [Monday through Friday]. Appointments preferred.

Hilton Head Island Satellite Office:

County Government Center South, 539 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.
Tel: 843-255-5866.
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. [Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays].
Closed from 12:00pm until 1:00pm for lunch.
Applications for Marriage Licenses accepted, by appointment only, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Kenneth E. Fulp, Jr.

Probate Judge
PO Box 1083
Beaufort, S.C. 29901-1083
Tel: (843) 255-5850

Associate Judge
Heather R. Galvin
P. O. Box 1083
Beaufort, S.C. 29901
Telephone: 843-255-5850  

Administration/Court Administrator 
Kimberly Rumsey
P. O. Box 1083 
Beaufort, S.C. 29901 
Telephone: 843-255-5851