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 or in the drop box at the Beaufort County Courthouse entrance.
  • All fees must be paid by mail or delivery to the drop box in a sealed envelope at the Beaufort County Courthouse entrance.
  • 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 April 14, 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 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.  [Monday through Friday].

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