When applying for a State of South Carolina marriage license in the county of Beaufort (which includes Hilton Head Island and Bluffton), both applicants must apply in person at either the Probate Court on Hilton Head Island or in the city of Beaufort.
TWO LOCATIONS TO APPLY:
539 Wm. Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843-255-5866)
Marriage License applications accepted only Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays from
9:00am to 4:00pm, by appointment only.
102 Ribaut Road, Beaufort SC at the Government Center at the corner of Ribaut Road
and US Hwy. 21 in Beaufort, SC (843-255-5850)
Marriage License applications accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The cost of the license ranges from $50-$95. Cash and correct change is required.
Valid identification is required including Social Security number and another form of ID, such as a state driver’s license with picture, birth certificate (only if bride or groom is under 18), passport, military ID, military department’s ID or state ID.
There is a 24-hour waiting period for a marriage license.
Blood tests are not required in South Carolina.
An ordained minister or a Notary Public may perform your wedding ceremony; please note South Carolina does not have Justices of the Peace. A marriage license may be used statewide.
Marriage Licenses MUST BE recorded by the Probate Court within 15 days of your wedding ceremony.
To hear a recording about this information, please call (843) 255-5875.