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Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses are issued Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee for a Marriage License is $50 for County Residents and $100 for Non-County Residents. Marriage License fees must be paid in cash. South Carolina law requires a 24-hour waiting period from the time of application until the license is issued. Marriage licenses issued in Orangeburg County are valid for 6 months after the date of issuance.

If you would like to know more about Marriage License laws, please visit: SCStateHouse.gov.

If you would like to search the Probate Court's Public Records, you can via the link below:

Requirements to Apply for a Marriage License:

  1. Picture Identification (Driver's License, ID Card, etc.) -
    • A valid driver's license
    • Original birth certificate or a certified copy of the birth certificate
    • A valid S.C. identification card issued by the S.C. Highway Department
  2. Social Security Card. If you do not have a Social Security Card, acceptable forms of identification are -
    • Alien Identification Number (if you do not have a Social Security Number)
    • Current military identification card
  3. Brides and Grooms - Both the bride and groom must be present to apply
  4. Brides/Grooms under 18 - There are special requirements for brides/grooms under the age of 18. Please contact the court of additional information.

Marriage License Forms: