Contact Information


Sarah G. Noel

Probate Judge

Courthouse, Room 103

2959 Main Highway

Post Office Box 180

Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3008
Fax: (803) 245-3195

Probate Court

EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, PROBATE COURT IS CLOSED TO IN-PERSON VISITORS. PLEASE CALL 803-245-3008 for more information. The staff is working and will process requests via phone and email:


Each county has a Probate Judge who is popularly elected to a four-year term and has jurisdiction over marriage licenses, estates of deceased persons, guardianships of incapacitated adults, conservatorships of estates of minors and incapacitated adults, minor settlements under $25,000 and involuntary commitments of mentally ill and/or chemically dependent persons.


A probate judge also has exclusive jurisdiction over trusts and concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Courts over powers of attorney.


For more information about Probate Court visit the South Carolina Association of Probate Judges webpage and South Carolina Code 14-23-30.


Bamberg County Clerk of Court is adjusting operations until further notice. The public is encouraged to use phone calls, email, mail, or online services to conduct business with the Clerk of Court's office during the outbreak. Call 803-245-3025 for more information
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. The staff is still working but not accepting in-office visitors. Please call 803-245-3008 for more information.

Bamberg County DSS/DHHS is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. Employees are still in the office and can assist via phone (803) 245-4363 or email
Bamberg County Detention Center is suspending all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020. 
Bamberg County Magistrate court is suspending jury trials until further notice. The Bamberg County Magistrate announced there are no changes with bond hearings. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.

Bamberg County General Sessions and Family Court are canceled until further notice. Jurors do not need to report to court. 
Per Governor Henry McMaster, all elections scheduled for March and April are postponed, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. Bamberg County candidate filing will open at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
The ABBE Regional Library System will close all library buildings until April 5 with continuing evaluation.  Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. Pick up deadlines for materials on hold will be extended. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at
The Bamberg County Office on Aging is no longer providing meals at their location on Log Branch Road in Bamberg. All meals will be delivered to homes with appropriate safety measures. The senior center is closed to the public but medical transportation is still available. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website ( rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: