Marriage Licenses may be applied for at the Probate Court. 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.