How to Obtain a Marriage License in South Carolina

March 10, 2018
























Step1: You and you spouse have to come TOGETHER and file a written application with the probate court in your county.

  • All applicants are required to provide their social security cards

  • Applicants under the age of 25 are required to provided one piece of identifications which can be a Valid Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, SC Identification Card, Military ID, or a passport.



Step 2: Wait out the twenty-four hour waiting period after the application before the license can be picked up.

  • No blood test is required

  • No Residency required


Step 3: Find a minister, a rabbi, or an an officer authorized to administer oaths in the state of South Carolina to marry you!



Note: A South Carolina marriage license is valid only for marriages performed in South Carolina.




Where to apply in the Tri-County area:


Berkeley County:


Berkeley County Probate Court

300-B California Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461


The CASH fee of $50 is due at the time of application




Charleston County:


Judicial Center
100 Broad Street, Suite 469
Charleston, SC 29401


A CASH fee of $70 is due at the time of application




Dorchester County:


Probate Court: Marriage License
5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, SC 29477


A CASH fee of $40 is due at the time of application



If you have any questions be sure to call us at 843-936-1515, your Charleston wedding planner, and we will be happy to help.  

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