South Carolina marriage records for marriages which took place between July 1950 and December 2010 can be ordered from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. Records for marriages which took place outside of these dates must be ordered from the Probate Court which issued the license. Marriage records may also be ordered online from websites which can access them from an online database and provide the requested information to consumers for a fee.
Information Required for an SC Marriage Record
The following information is required when you place an order for a marriage record:
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You will need to provide your full name, mailing address, and signature on your request. You will also need to include your daytime phone number (with area code)
ID Required to Order Marriage Records
All requests for marriage records must be accompanied by a valid form of photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:
Fee to Order South Carolina Marriage Records
The standard searching fee for an SC marriage record is $12.00. This amount includes one certified copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $3.00 each.
Order a South Carolina Marriage Record in Person
Walk-in service is available at the State office, which is located at:
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina SC 29201
Phone (803) 898-3630
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The average time for processing a request for a marriage record is 30-45 minutes.
Order an SC Marriage Record by Mail
You can mail your request for a South Carolina marriage record to:
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Vital Records Service
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Include the appropriate processing fee – either the standard amount or $17.00 for expedited service. The average processing time for standard orders is between two and four weeks. Expedited orders can be processed in three-five business days.
Order a South Carolina Marriage Record by Phone or Online
The state does not process these types of orders directly. As a convenience to its customers, it has arranged for these types of orders to be processed by an independent payment processing company. A processing fee of $12.95 is added to orders placed using one of these methods.
If you want to place an order for a South Carolina marriage record at any time of day (or night), there are a number of legitimate businesses which can provide you with this information for a fee. You will receive the record you as requested quickly without having to pay any additional fees. Why don’t you place your order right now?