Obtaining Your Marriage License

A marriage license obtained in South Carolina is valid for a marriage ceremony anywhere in the state. Marriage licenses can be obtained from any county in South Carolina but marriage licenses from other states are not valid.

Blood tests are not necessary. 
To obtain a marriage license in Horry County, couples may fill out applications at the Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, South Carolina; phone (843) 915-5370. There are also two satellite offices, one in Little River, South Carolina, at 107 Highway 57 North and the phone number is (843) 915-5372. The second satellite office is located along the South Strand at 9630 Scipio Lane in Surfside Beach, South Carolina and their phone number is (843) 915-5371.

Applications must be on file at least 24 hours before a license can be issued. Individuals under the age of 18 must have certified copies of their birth certificates, as well as notarized statements of consent from a parent or legal guardian. Individuals over age 18 may use a driver's license, voter registration card, birth certificate, or passport to verify age (a Social Security card or Alien ID card also may be required). The fee is $50 cash for all county residents, $75 cash for state residents, and $100 cash or money order for out-of-state residents and all others. For more information, call (843) 915-5370.

To obtain a marriage license in Georgetown County, the couple must apply in person at the Georgetown County Courthouse, 715 Prince Street. Individuals 24 or younger must provide a photo ID (such as a driver's license) and Social Security number. Individuals younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Couples must wait at least 24 hours to obtain a license. The fee is $35. For more information, call (843) 545-3079.