Marriage License Information

Marriage Licenses may be applied for at the Probate Court up until 4:00PM daily. No appointment is necessary to apply for a marriage license. An appointment is necessary for a marriage ceremony.

Both parties must be present to apply for a Marriage License.

Parties must be over the age of sixteen (16) to apply for a marriage license and must have parental or guardian consent.

If you are over the age of eighteen (18) you must bring one form of identification that clearly shows the name and date of birth. State Drivers License or ID, military ID, AND passports are the best forms of identification used. The Drivers License does NOT have to be a South Carolina Drivers License.

You should bring your Social Security Card. If you do not have your social security card you must know your Social Security Number and bring one document with your Social Security Number printed on it, such as a paycheck stub, tax document, etc… Those without a Social Security Number (foreign nationals or otherwise) should bring their passport/visa.

If you are under the age of eighteen (18) you must bring a Certified Copy of your Birth Certificate which will be kept on file OR you may bring an original birth certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany the minor and give consent. A parent or guardian must bring identification and may be required to file additional documentation.

Applicants are required to pay a $30.00 fee (Oconee County residents) or $45 for Out of County residents, for the marriage license. Payment is due at the time of the filing of the marriage application. We accept cash, in state checks and money orders as payment as well as credit card or debit card payments with an additional % upcharge at time of payment.

There is a 24 hour waiting period after you apply for the license before you can receive your marriage license. You do not have to be a resident of this state to apply for a marriage license however the ceremony must be performed in South Carolina by ministers of the Gospel, accepted Jewish Rabbis or officers authorized to administer oaths in South Carolina (Notary Public).

A blood test is not required.

For additional information please call our office.

The Probate Court provides the following services:

  • Estates of decedents, including the contest of wills, and determination of heirs and successors of decedents and estates of protected persons;
  • Protection of minors, except the jurisdiction over the care, custody, and control of the persons of minors is governed by Section 62-5-201 and incapacitated persons;
  • Trusts inter vivos or testamentary, including the appointment of successor trustees;
  • The issuance of marriage licenses, in form as provided by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Department of Health and Environmental Control; record, index, and dispose of copies of marriage certificates; and issue certified copies of the licenses and certificates;
  • The performance of the duties of the clerk of the circuit and family courts of the county in which the probate court is held when there is a vacancy in the office of clerk of court;
  • Involuntary commitment of persons suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction, and active pulmonary tuberculosis.

Please Note:
All new probate estates require an appointment. All questions related to current probate will need to be done by appointment as well. Clients can call our office and set up appointments with a caseworker, to have case issues resolved.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Oconee County Probate Court is to serve all people with respect, dignity, and compassion through a responsive South Carolina Judicial System.

Our records are now available online:

To start a search for an Estate or to request a copy of a Marriage License, please visit the SC Probate Website.

Please Note:
1) Marriage Licenses only date back until 1988 for our online records. If you need a copy for one that is before this time period, you will need to visit our office or mail a request in.
2) On the estates it says document not available for all proceedings because we are currently not offering online image documents at this moment in time. This is just an index. If you need copies of certain documents from a file, you will still need to visit our office to obtain them.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.


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