Marriage License

Marriage Licenses are issued Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The fee for a Marriage License is $40. Marriage License fees must be paid in cash. South Carolina law requires a 24-hour waiting period from the time of application.

If you would like to know more about Marriage License laws, please visit: South Carolina State House.

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 SC. identification card issued by the SC. Highway Department
    • Current military identification card
  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)
  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 for additional information.
  5. $40 Cash or money order.

Marriage Ceremonies

Marriage Ceremonies may be performed at the Orangeburg Probate Court by appointment only.

Please contact the Probate Court for scheduling.