All transactions are online only and the payment is made by either debit / credit card only.
The fee for the license is $45.24 with a debit or credit card only (effective February 15, 2019). There is a 24 hour waiting period before you can receive your marriage license. You do not have to be a resident of this state to apply for a marriage license but 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.
This is not a requirement, however please be advised that: Effective July 2006, a one time $50.00 tax credit is available for premarital counseling. The certification must be signed by the counselor and submitted at the time of making the application. Immediately after you have successfully submitted the online application email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for the form.
For your convenience
The Marriage License Division will have your license returned to you by mail once the twenty-four(24) hour waiting period is up. However, if the online application is not completed correctly, an email will be sent to party A, for any additional information/documentation.
To view the DHEC Family Planning pamphlet click here.
Additional Resources & Services
Online Marriage License Inquiry
Need a Copy of a Marriage License
FAQs on applying for a Marriage License
Marriage License Division (S.C. Code of Laws, Title 20, Chapter 1)
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