Probate Court

Important Updates for WC Courts

 “Broadening Our Skills to Accommodate the Needs of the Citizens We Serve”

Beginning February 3, 2021, Williamsburg County Probate Court will be Closed Every Wednesday for Professional Staff Development. This day of closure will be implemented for better In-House and Working from Home Training, as well as an effort to catch up and process the overwhelming amount of cases and paperwork being filed during this Pandemic Period while working with limited in-house staffing. This will also allow the court to expedite the return of documents, Orders, the attorneys and our citizens. Phone calls can then be answered and/or returned in a more timely manner. Wednesday closure will continue until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Betty F. Matthews
Probate Judge

Probate Court is responsible for assisting the citizens of Williamsburg County in:

  • Probating the estate of deceased persons
  • The Involuntary Commitment Process of individuals
  • Appointing Guardians or Conservators and monitoring the administration of their estate
  • Issuing Marriage Licenses

Estate Records & Marriage Licenses

Probate Court maintains records of estates and marriage licenses. The estate records for Williamsburg County date back to 1806. Marriage records date back to 1911.