Charleston County Probate Judge
Charleston County Probate Judge
Probate Court is here to assist you through our online and remote services, click here for more information. To apply for a marriage license, please follow the LOVE link here – Live Online Virtual E-marriage application. Our offices are closed to the public but our drop box is available at 84 Broad Street and 100 Broad Street, Suite 469.
The Charleston County Probate Court can assist couples who are getting married within the next 30 days (and will be extended if needed) during the pandemic.
Three to five business days following the application submission and payment, you will receive via email a copy of your application as well as an affidavit from a marriage license clerk. Please review the application and if there are any errors, please immediately contact your clerk. Do not sign off on an application with errors.
Both Applicants will sign with blue ink the affidavit and the application on corresponding applicant lines with their social security numbers and submit via email along with a copy of your photo identification to your clerk by 2PM. The license will not be released until the signed application, affidavit and IDs are received via email.
The original signed application, affidavit and copies of your IDs must be immediately mailed to the Probate Court at: 100 Broad Street, Suite 469, Charleston, SC 29401 or the drop box is available at our office door from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
As mandated by South Carolina law, there is a twenty-four hour waiting period after the application is filed before the license is released. Once that period has elapsed, you will be emailed the Marriage License for you to print and use along with an instruction sheet. After your wedding ceremony, you will be responsible for returning the signed copies labeled PROBATE JUDGE and PROBATE JUDGE/DHEC COPY to the Probate Court via mail or the drop box is available at our office door from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
All applicants must present and provide a copy of one piece of identification. Identification may be one of the following:
For further questions, please call Portia Geathers at (843) 958-5183, Regina LeBlanc at (843) 277-5674 or Judge Irv Condon at (843) 817-2039.
Amid COVID-19 concerns, our office continues to assist citizens of Charleston County virtually. Therefore, we are no longer able to process requests for certified copies of marriage licenses that were issued prior to 1999. To obtain certified copies of marriage licenses from July 1, 1950 to January 1, 2000, contact SC DHEC Vital Records Office at https://www.scdhec.gov/vital-records/marriage-certificates or call 803-898-3630. Thank you.
What is a certified copy?
Marriage License Clerk
Regina D. LeBlanc
Probate Clerk of Court Commitment Division
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