Donna B. Brown
Courthouse, Room 103
2959 Main Highway
Post Office Box 180
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3008
Fax: (803) 245-3195
Due to the continuous rise in Covid-19 cases, entry to the Bamberg County Courthouse will be by appointment only until further notice effective Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 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 http://www.bambergcountysc.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/mask-ordinance.pdf to read the entire ordinance.