South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-210 - License required for marriage


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South Carolina Code of Laws ? Title 20: Domestic Relations ? Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 3: Marriage License

License required for marriage


It shall be unlawful for any persons to contract matrimony within this State without first procuring a license as is herein provided and it shall likewise be unlawful for anyone whomsoever to perform the marriage ceremony for any such persons unless such persons shall first have delivered to the party performing such marriage ceremony a license as is herein provided duly authorizing such persons to contract matrimony. Any officer or person performing the marriage ceremony without the production of such license shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars nor less than twenty-five dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days nor less than ten days.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-21; 1952 Code Section 20-21; 1942 Code Section 8557; 1932 Code Section 8557; Civ. C. '22 Section 5523; Cr. C. '22 Section 379; Civ. C. '12 Section 3744; 1911 (27) 131; 1945 (44) 62.


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