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. (Cash only)

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.

Marriage Licenses

Requirements to Apply for a
Marriage License

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

The costs to perform Marriage Ceremonies are:

Orangeburg County Residents: $50.00
Non-Residents: $100.00
(these fees are in addition to the license fees)

Ceremonies by appointment only:
Tuesdays & Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Click here to obtain the form for certified copy of marriage license.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Affadavit of Correction to Marriage Record.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Marriage License Brochure.

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