South Carolina Wedding Laws

How to Perform a Wedding in South Carolina

You must be a ministers of the Jewish rabbis, Gospel, or any other religious organization that is authorized to administer ordination in this State.

How to Become an Ordained Minister in South Carolina

You can either drive down to the county clerk and fill out a long form and wait for your state-only license, or you can become licensed nation wide by getting ordained online through us.

 

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony in South Carolina

The requirements for performing a wedding are fairly standard, but we recommend checking out the three-step guide to conducting a ceremony. This will give you the best education on how to properly perform a wedding.

Marriage Paperwork Required in South Carolina

Next, you should get the Ordination Credentials so you can present it to the clerk of the country. You must also complete the marriage license and give a copy to the parties and the original must be returned to the county clerk of probate within 15 days after the marriage.

South Carolina Marriage Laws

 
SECTION 20-1-20. Persons who may perform marriage ceremony. Only ministers of the Gospel or accepted Jewish rabbis and officers authorized to administer oaths in this State are authorized to administer a marriage ceremony in this State.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by Constitutional Amendment and State Law.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in South Carolina you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

Read the full Law on the official site »

South Carolina Wedding Laws by County

Abbeville County

Courthouse Court Square
PO Box 99
Room 103
Abbeville, South Carolina
29620,
 
Phone: (864) 366-5312
Fmx: (864) 366-9188
E-mail: emcmahan@abbevillecountysc.com
Abbeville County website »

Aiken County

109 Park Avenue
PO Box 583
Aiken, South Carolina
29802,

Phone: (803) 642-1587
Fax: (803) 642-1718
Aiken County website »

Allendale County

292 Barnwell Highway
PO Box 126
Allendale, South Carolina
29810,
Phone: (803) 584-2737
Fax: (803) 584-7046
E-mail: esabb@bellsouth.net
Allendale County website »

Anderson County

100 S. Main Street
PO Box 8002
Anderson, South Carolina
29622,
 
Phone: (864) 260-4053
Fax: (864) 260-4715
E-mail: cphillips@andersoncountysc.org
Anderson County website »

Bamberg County

2959 Main Highway
PO Drawer 150
Bamberg, South Carolina
29003,
Phone: (803) 245-3025
Fmx: (803) 245-3088
E-mail: bambergc@bellsouth.net
Bamberg County website »

Barnwell County

141 Main Street
PO Box 723
Barnwell, South Carolina
29812,
 
Phone: (803) 541-1020
Fax: (803) 541-1025
E-mail: rmcelveen@barnwellsc.com
Barnwell County website »

Beaufort County

102 Ribaut Road
PO Box 1128
Rm 208
Beaufort, South Carolina
29901,
 
Phone: (843) 470-5218
Fmx: (843) 470-5248
Beaufort County website »

Berkeley County

300 B California Avenue
PO Box 219
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
29461,
 
Phone: (843) 719-4400
Fax: (843) 719-4511
E-mail: Web_ClerkOfCourts@berkeleycountysc.gov
Berkeley County website »

Calhoun County

902 F.R. Huff Drive
PO Box 709
St. Matthews, South Carolina
29135,
 
Phone: (803) 874-3524
Fmx: (803) 874-1942
E-mail: KHasty@calhouncounty.sc.gov
Calhoun County website »

Charleston County

100 Broad Street
106
Charleston, South Carolina
29401,

Phone: (843) 958-5000
Fax: (843) 958-5020
Charleston County website »

Cherokee County

125 E. Floyd Baker Blvd
PO Drawer 2289
Gaffney, South Carolina
29342,

Phone: (864) 487-2571
Fmx: (864) 487-2754
E-mail: brandy.mcbee@cherokeecountysc.com
Cherokee County website »

Chester County

140 Main Street
PO Drawer 580
Chester, South Carolina
29706,
Phone: (803) 385-2605
Fmx: (803) 581-7975
E-mail: scarpenter@chestercounty.org
Chester County website »

Chesterfield County

200 West Main Street
PO Box 529
Chesterfield, South Carolina
29709,
Phone: (843) 623-2574
Fmx: (843) 623-6944
E-mail: clerkofcc@shtc.net
Chesterfield County website »

Clarendon County

PO Box 136
Manning, South Carolina
29102,
 
Phone: (803) 435-4443
Fmx: (803) 435-4844
E-mail: clerkofcourt@clarendoncountygov.org
Clarendon County website »

Colleton County

101 Hampton Street
PO Box 620
Walterboro, South Carolina
29488,

Phone: (843) 549-5791
Fmx: (843) 549-6857
E-mail: pgrant@colletoncounty.org
Colleton County website »

Darlington County

1 Public Square
Rm B-4
Darlington, South Carolina
29532,
Phone: (843) 398-4330
Fax: (843) 393-6871
E-mail: clerk@darcosc.com
Darlington County website »

Dillon County

301 West Main Street
PO Box 1220
Dillon, South Carolina
29536,

Phone: (843) 774-1425
Fax: (843) 841-3706
E-mail: dilloncoc@bellsouth.net
Dillon County website »

Dorchester County

5200 East Jim Bilton Boulevard
St. George, South Carolina
29477,

Phone: (843) 563-0160
Fax: (843) 563-0178
E-mail: cgraham@dorchestercounty.net
Dorchester County website »

Edgefield County

129 Courthouse Square
PO Box 34
Edgefield, South Carolina
29824,

Phone: (803) 637-4080
Fmx: (803) 637-4117
E-mail: snewby@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov
Edgefield County website »

Fairfield County

101 South Congress St
PO Drawer 299
Winssboro, South Carolina
29180,

Phone: (803) 712-6526
Fax: (803) 712-1506
E-mail: bbeckham@fairfieldsc.com
Fairfield County website »

Florence County

180 North Irby Street
Rm. B11
Florence, South Carolina
29501,
Phone: (843) 665-3031
Fax: (843) 665-3097
E-mail: creel-shearin@florenceco.org
Florence County website »

Georgetown County

401 Cleland Street
PO Box 479
Georgetown, South Carolina
29442,
Phone: (843) 545-3036
alternate phone: (843) 545-3215
Fmx: (843) 545-3204
Georgetown County website »

Greenville County

305 E. North Street
Greenville, South Carolina
29601,
 
Phone: (864) 467-8551
Fmx: (864) 467-8540
E-mail: clerkofcourt@greenvillecounty.org
Greenville County website »

Greenwood County

528 Monument St
Rm 114
Greenwood, South Carolina
29646,
 
Phone: (864) 942-8546
Fmx: (864) 942-8693
E-mail: ingram@co.greenwood.sc.us
Greenwood County website »

Hampton County

1 Elm Street
PO Box 7, Courthouse Square
Hampton, South Carolina
29924,
 
Phone: (803) 914-2250
Fax: (803) 914-2258
E-mail: mnettles@hamptoncountysc.org
Hampton County website »

Horry County

1301 2nd Avenue
PO Box 677
Conway, South Carolina
29528,
 
Phone: (843) 915-5080
Fax: (843) 915-6080
Horry County website »

Jasper County

265 Russell Street
PO Box 248
Ridgeland, South Carolina
29936,
Phone: (843) 726-7710
Fmx: (843) 726-7782
E-mail: mbostick@jaspercountysc.gov
Jasper County website »

Kershaw County

1121 Broad Street
PO Box 1557
Camden, South Carolina
29021,

Phone: (803) 425-1500
Fax: (803) 425-1505
E-mail: joyce.mcdonald@kershaw.sc.gov
Kershaw County website »

Lancaster County

104 N. Main Street
PO Box 1809
Lancaster, South Carolina
29721,
 
Phone: (803) 285-1581
Fmx: (803) 416-9388
E-mail: jhammond@lancastercountysc.net
Lancaster County website »

Laurens County

100 Hillcrest Square
PO Box 287
Laurens, South Carolina
29360,
 
Phone: (864) 984-3538
Fax: (864) 984-7023
E-mail: llancaster@co.laurens.sc.us
Laurens County website »

Lee County

Courthouse Square
PO Box 387
Bishopville, South Carolina
29010,
 
Phone: (803) 484-5341
Fax: (803) 484-1632
E-mail: jdavis@leecountysc.org
Lee County website »

Lexington County

205 East Main Street
146
Lexington, South Carolina
29072,

Phone: (803) 785-8212
Fax: (803) 785-8314
E-mail: bcarrigg@lex-co.com
Lexington County website »

Marion County

100 West Court Street
PO Box 295
Marion, South Carolina
29571,

Phone: (843) 423-8240
Fmx: (843) 423-8242
E-mail: rhodess@marionsc.org
Marion County website »

Marlboro County

105 Main Street
PO Drawer 996
Bennettsville, South Carolina
29512,
 
Phone: (843) 479-5613
Fmx: (843) 479-5640
E-mail: bfunderburk@bellsouth.net
Marlboro County website »

McCormick County

133 South Mine St
Room 102
McCormick, South Carolina
29835,
 
Phone: (864) 852-2195
Fmx: (864) 852-0071
E-mail: kbutler@mccormickcountysc.org
McCormick County website »

Newberry County

1226 College St
PO Drawer 10
Newberry, South Carolina
29108,
Phone: (803) 321-2110
Fax: (803) 321-2111
Newberry County website »

Oconee County

205 W. Main Street
PO Box 678
Walhalla, South Carolina
29691,
 
Phone: (864) 638-4283
Fmx: (864) 638-4282
E-mail: bwhitfield@oconeesc.com
Oconee County website »

Orangeburg County

1406 Amelia Street
PO Box 9000
Orangeburg, South Carolina
29115,
Phone: (803) 533-6263
Fax: (803) 534-3848
E-mail: Wclark@orangeburgcounty.org
Orangeburg County website »

Pickens County

214 E. Main Street
PO Box 215
Pickens, South Carolina
29671,
 
Phone: (864) 898-5857
Fax: (864) 898-5863
E-mail: pwelborn@co.pickens.sc.us
Pickens County website »

Richland County

1701 Main Street
PO Box 2766
Room 205
Columbia, South Carolina
29202,
Phone: (803) 576-1951
Fax: (803) 576-1785
E-mail: mcbridej@rcgov.us
Richland County website »

Saluda County

100 E. Church St.
County Courthouse
6
Saluda, South Carolina
29138,

Phone: (864) 445-4500
Fmx: (864) 445-3772
E-mail: db.holmes@saludacounty.sc.gov
Saluda County website »

Spartanburg County

PO Box 3483
Spartanburg, South Carolina
29304,
Phone: (864) 596-2591
Fax: (864) 596-2239
Spartanburg County website »

Sumter County

141 N. Main St.
Rm 308
Sumter, South Carolina
29150,

Phone: (803) 436-2227
Fax: (803) 436-2223
Sumter County website »

Union County

210 W. Main Street
PO Box 703
Union, South Carolina
29379,

Phone: (864) 429-1630
Fmx: (864) 429-1715
E-mail: fgault@countyofunion.com
Union County website »

Williamsburg County

125 W. Main Street
Kingstree, South Carolina
29556,

Phone: (843) 355-9321
Fax: (843) 355-7821
E-mail: wmsbcofc@ftc-i.net
Williamsburg County website »

York County

1675 -1G York Highway
PO Box 649
York, South Carolina
29745,

Phone: (803) 628-3037
Fax: (803) 628-3226
E-mail: david.hamilton@yorkcountygov.com
York County website »