Contact Information


Donna B. Brown

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 Monday, March 29, 2021, Bamberg County Courthouse will resume normal operating hours from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  Appointments will no longer be necessary.  However, masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken.  The courthouse front door is the only public entrance except for those who require an ADA-compliant entrance.For the Probate Court call (803) 245-3008.


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.


At the September 14, 2020 County Council meeting, Bamberg County Council passed an Emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings (masks) in retail and dining establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county effective as a 60-day extension of Emergency Ordinance 2020-04. Please click to read the entire ordinance.

There are changes 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: