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Obtaining your wedding license in Beaufort County, South Carolina

  • To speak with someone with specific questions about obtaining your wedding license: 843.255.5850

  • You will pay between $50 and $95, depending on your state and county of residence.

  • Fees must be paid in CASH ONLY in the EXACT amount.

  • There is a 24 hour waiting period.

  • You must be at least 18 years old with valid ID.

  • BOTH the bride and groom MUST be physically present to apply at:

Beaufort County Probate Court

County Government Center

102 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm (except holidays)



Hilton Head Island

Probate Court Satellite Office

County Government Center South

539 William Hilton Pkwy (Hwy 278)

Hilton Head Island

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm (by appt. only)



Note: A license applied for in Beaufort may be picked up at the Hilton Head

office if this preference is mentioned at the time you apply.


Out of Town License Application

If you do not reside in South Carolina and do not have adequate time to apply for your license during wedding week, you may choose to apply on line through the Charleston Probate Court.  The process is all done on line with the final 3 pages of paperwork emailed to you. You will bring those  3 pages to me at the wedding. Go to: . Call (843) 958-5183 with any questions.

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