Probate & Magistrate Court

In Charlton County, our Probate and Magistrate Courts work in a combined office. The Charlton County Probate / Magistrate Court exercises jurisdiction in:

  • Probate of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Appointment of guardians
  • Involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other dependent individual
  • Civil Claims under $15,000
  • Statement of Claim
  • Garnishments
  • Foreclosures
  • Summons of Dispossessory
  • Interrogatories
  • Fi-Fa
  • Abandoned Motor Vehicles

This court also:

  • Administers oaths of office
  • Issues marriage licenses
  • Issues copies of marriage and/or birth/death certificates
  • Issues Weapons Carry License
  • Bad Check Processing
  • Issuance of Warrants


Probate/Magistrate Judge Cheryl McMillan

Probate/Magistrate Judge Cheryl McMillan