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.

Parties over the age of 18, should bring:

  • Valid Photo ID (State Driver's License or ID, military ID, or a Passport)
  • Proof of Social Security: Social Security Card, tax form, or any document with a full printed Social Security number and full printed name.
  • Those without a Social Security number should bring two forms of identification (passport, visa, birth certificate, ID from foreign country, or an AR number).

Parties under the age of 18, should bring:

  • A parent or guardian (must bring a valid picture ID and proof of Social Security as well).
  • Certified Copy or Original Birth Certificate
  • Valid Photo ID (State Driver's License or ID, military ID, or a Passport)
  • Proof of Social Security (Social Security Card, tax form, or any document with a full printed Social Security number and full printed name.
  • Those without a Social Security number should bring two forms of identification (passport, visa, birth certificate, ID from foreign country, or an AR number).

Applicants are required to pay a $30.00 fee (Oconee County residents) or $75 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.

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