Due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Probate Court will not be performing marriage ceremonies until further notice. Anyone who is a South Carolina Notary, Ordained Minister, Pastor, Priest, or Rabbi can perform ceremonies in South Carolina.
Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Charleston County Probate Court will not allow general public access to probate court personnel to protect their health and the health of their families and the public. The Charleston County Probate Court will continue to accept filing, pleadings, motions, applications, etc. through the mail, online, and by drop-off at the probate court offices. The Charleston County Probate will serve our citizens by phone, video conferencing, email, texting, and regular mail. Civil commitment hearings will be vie video conferencing. The Charleston County Probate Court will hear all emergency matters. With the exception of this week’s scheduled hearings, the Charleston County Probate Court will hear all non-emergency cases after the pandemic ends. Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court sessions are postponed.
If you want to apply for a marriage license, click here to apply.
Charleston County Probate Judge
Charleston County Probate Judge
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Marriage Licenses for Charleston County Residents.
The Charleston County Probate Court can assist Charleston County couples who are getting married within the next 30 days (and will be extended if needed) during the pandemic.
The cost is seventy dollars ($70) by credit card plus a transaction fee of one dollar. The application page must be printed and signed in blue ink by the couple applying via FaceTime or Zoom with a staff member of the Probate Court as a witness at a scheduled appointment time scheduled by the Probate Court. Both Applicants will sign on their corresponding applicant lines with their social security numbers below.
Once signed, please email the application to the court. Your original signed application must be returned to the Probate Court at: 100 Broad Street, Suite 469, Charleston, SC 29401.
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. The license will not be released until the signed application is received.
Following your wedding, you will be responsible for returning the signed copies labeled PROBATE JUDGE and PROBATE JUDGE/DHEC COPY to the Probate Court via mail or in person once the court reopens.
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.
Marriage License Clerk
Regina D. LeBlanc
Probate Clerk of Court Commitment Division
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm
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