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South Carolina laws concerning marriage provisions

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

South Carolina law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

The fee for a South Carolina marriage license application varies depending on county. Some locales charge $50 cash for all county residents, $75 cash for state residents, and $100 cash or money order for out-of-state residents and all others.


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Marriage License in South Carolina

The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:

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

There is no expiration date for a South Carolina marriage license.

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Ministers of the gospel who are authorized to administer oaths in this state may perform marriages. Ministers must complete the marriage license and give one copy to the parties and the other two must be returned to the county judge of probate who issued it within 15 days after the marriage. Members of the Notary Public can also perform marriages in South Carolina.

Valid:

There is no expiration date for a South Carolina marriage license.
The license can only be used within the State of South Carolina.


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-3630

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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South Carolina Clerk's Office

Abbeville County
Abbeville, SC
864.459.4023

Aiken County
Aiken, SC
803.642.2000

Allendale County
Allendale, SC
803.584.3157

Anderson County
Anderson, SC
864.260.4049

Bamberg County
Bamberg, SC
803.245.3008

Barnwell County
Barnwell, SC
803.541.1031

Beaufort County
Beaufort, SC
843.470.5319

Berkeley County
Moncks Corner, SC
843.761.6900

Calhoun County
St. Matthews, SC
803.874.3514

Charleston County
Charleston, SC
843.740.5890

Cherokee County
Gaffney, SC
864.487.2584

Chester County
Chester, SC
803.385.2604

Chesterfield County
Chesterfield, SC
843.623.2376

Clarendon County
Manning, SC
803.435.8774

Colleton County
Walterboro, SC
843.549.7216

Darlington County
Darlington, SC
843.398.4310

Dillon County
Dillon, SC
843.774.1423

Dorchester County
St. George, SC
843.563.0136

Edgefield County
Edgefield, SC
803.637.4076

Fairfield County
Winnsboro, SC
803.712.6519

Florence County
Florence, SC
843.665.3085

Georgetown County
Georgetown, SC
843.527.6325

Greenville County
Greenville, SC
864.467.7170

Greenwood County
Greenwood, SC
864.942.8625

Hampton County
Hampton, SC
803.943.7512

Horry County
Conway, SC
843.248.1294

Jasper County
Ridgeland, SC
843.726.7718

Kershaw County
Camden, SC
803.425.1500

Lancaster County
Lancaster, SC
803.283.3379

Laurens County
Laurens, SC
864.984.7315

Lee County
Bishopville, SC
803.484.5341

Lexington County
Lexington, SC
803.359.8324

Marlboro County
Bennettsville, SC
843.479.5610

Marion County
Marion, SC
843.423.8244

McCormick County
McCormick, SC
864.465.2630

Newberry County
Newberry, SC
803.321.2118

Oconee County
Walhalla, SC
864.638.4275

Orangeburg County
Orangeburg, SC
803.533.6280

Pickens County
Pickens, SC
864.898.5903

Richland County
Columbia, SC
803.748.4700

Saluda County
Saluda, SC
864.445.7110

Spartanburg County
Spartanburg, SC
864.596.2556

Sumter County
Sumter, SC
803.436.2166

Union County
Union, SC
864.429.1625

Williamsburg County
Kingstree, SC
843.354.6655

York County
York, SC
803.684.8513

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