Probate Court Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Beaufort County Government buildings are currently closed to the public.

  • No public access to the Beaufort County Probate Court offices is permitted, except by appointment for access to the records room.
  • 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.
  • New applications for Marriage Licenses will be accepted by mail and (if marriage to occur within 60 days) by appointment for a drive up application, at the Hilton Head Office only. Arrangements 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 will continue to be a vailable by telephone, email, and regular mail.
See Also:

The Beaufort County Probate Court has issued a new, updated order dated November 6, 2020 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