Frequent question: How much is a courthouse wedding in SC?

A South Carolina marriage license costs between $30 and $100. The fee varies by county and residency. Most applicants pay about $50.

How do you get married at the courthouse in SC?

How to obtain your South Carolina Marriage License

  1. File a Marriage License Application in person at the Probate Court office.
  2. Provide proper Identification (Check with the specific county for identification requirements.)
  3. Pay the Appropriate License Fee.
  4. Observe a 24 Hour Waiting Period.

How do you get married at a local courthouse?

Courthouse wedding checklist

  1. Do your research. …
  2. Gather the required documents. …
  3. Apply for a marriage license. …
  4. Set a courthouse ceremony date. …
  5. Secure a court-approved officiant. …
  6. Get a witness (if necessary). …
  7. Invite your family and friends. …
  8. Think about post-ceremony celebrations.

Is there a waiting period to get married in South Carolina?

South Carolina statute requires a twenty-four (24) hour waiting period after applying before the marriage license may be issued. The license cannot and will not be issued less than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of application (NO EXCEPTIONS).

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Do you need witnesses to get married in SC?

Witnesses: South Carolina does not require a witness to the marriage.

Can a notary marry you in SC?

If you’re getting married in one of the four states of Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, or Maine, your Notary Public can officiate your wedding.

Can I get married online?

Not only are some states recognizing virtual ceremonies, but they are also allowing residents to apply for marriage licenses online, something that typically must be done in-person.

What documents do I need to get married?

Marriage license

  • Driver’s licenses or passports (government-issued photo ID)
  • Birth certificates.
  • Social Security number.
  • Divorce decree if you were previously married and are divorced.
  • Death decree if you were previously married and are widowed.
  • Parental consent if you are underage.

Do you say vows at a courthouse wedding?

With a courthouse wedding, there tend to be less than ten guests. All in all, a courthouse wedding can be done in less than ten minutes. It also doesn’t require any of the customs we usually associate with a wedding. You don’t need a sermon, you don’t have to say vows, and you don’t have to exchange rings.

Who can marry you in South Carolina?

There’s ONE single little rule pertaining to who can perform a marriage ceremony in South Carolina: All you have to do is be ordained as a “minister of the Gospel***”, which can be completely non-denominational.

What documents do you need to get married in South Carolina?

One of the following:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Original birth certificate or a certified copy of the birth certificate.
  • Valid S.C. identification card issued by the S.C. Highway Department.
  • Current military identification card.
  • A current passport.
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Can you get a marriage license online in South Carolina?

The Richland County Probate Court is working to assist South Carolina couples who are getting married during the pandemic. We have implemented a new online system to allow us to process your Marriage License Application without you having to appear in person. As this is NEW, there will be reasons for patience.

Preparing for the wedding