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.
The application page will be emailed to the couple applying the day of the appointment and must be printed prior to your FaceTime or Zoom virtual meeting.
A staff member of the Probate Court will witness the couple signing at their scheduled appointment time. Both Applicants will sign with blue ink on their corresponding applicant lines with their social security numbers below. Please have your IDs (list below).
Once signed, please email the application to the court immediately after the FaceTime or Zoom virtual meeting along with a copy of your IDs. Your original signed application must be returned to the Probate Court at: 100 Broad Street, Suite 469, Charleston, SC 29401. The license will not be released until the signed application and IDs are received.
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 that explains what to do. 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.
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 these marriage licenses, contact DHEC’s Vital Records Office at https://www.vitalchek.com or (803) 898-0176. Thank you.
What is a certified copy?
Marriage License Clerk
Regina D. LeBlanc
Probate Clerk of Court Commitment Division
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