All Aiken County Government Offices will be closed November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Probate Court Announcement


Dear Citizens,

In an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Aiken County Probate Court will implement the following preventative measures effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 which will remain in place until further notice.

HEARINGS: Emergency hearings will be the priority of the Probate Court. All non-emergency hearings will be postponed until further notice.

ESTATES: Please consider delaying filing Wills and opening new estates until the threat of the virus has subsided. Be sure to keep the original Will in a safe place.

FILINGS: We DO accept filings by mail. If you cannot file by mail, a drop box is placed inside the Courthouse. Please place any items to be filed in that box.

MARRIAGE LICENSES: To obtain a certified copy of your marriage license, please call (803) 642-2002 and we will arrange to mail it to you. You may also go to SC Department of Health and Environmental Control – Vital Records. Their website is http://www.scdhec.gov/vital.records/marriage.certificates. They are located at 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN PERSON WITH THE AIKEN COUNTY PROBATE COURT, PLEASE CALL (803) 642-2002 AND WE WILL MAIL IT TO YOU.
IF YOU HAVE FAXED YOUR APPLICATION, YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these unusual times.

(Changed: March 26, 2020) If you have applied for a marriage license with the Aiken County Probate Court and need to pick it up, please call (803) 642-2002.

Estate filings: call (803) 642-2002

Guardianship/Conservatorship filings: call (803) 642-2105

Commitment/Mental Health filings: call (803) 642-2105


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these unusual times.


Best of health to you and your family,

Tonya L. Marchant
Probate Judge

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