South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-220 - Written application required twenty-four hours prior to issuance of license


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

Written application required twenty-four hours prior to issuance of license


No marriage license may be issued unless a written application has been filed with the probate judge, or in Darlington and Georgetown counties the clerk of court who issues the license, at least twenty-four hours before the issuance of the license. The application must be signed by both of the contracting parties and shall contain the same information as required for the issuing of the license including the social security numbers, or the alien identification numbers assigned to resident aliens who do not have social security numbers, of the contracting parties. The license issued, in addition to other things required, must show the hour and date of the filing of the application and the hour and date of the issuance of the license. The application must be kept by the probate judge or clerk of court as a permanent record in his office. A probate judge or clerk of court issuing a license contrary to the provisions, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or not less than twenty-five dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days or not less than ten days.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-22; 1952 Code Section 20-22; 1942 Code Sections 8557, 8558; 1932 Code Sections 8557, 8558; Civ. C. '22 Sections 5523, 5524; Cr. C. '22 Section 379; Civ. C. '12 Sections 3744, 3745; 1911 (27) 131; 1912 (27) 613; 1913 (28) 76; 1915 (29) 216, 220; 1916 (29) 751; 1917 (30) 113, 127, 129; 1918 (30) 698; 1919 (31) 67, 112, 211, 245; 1920 (31) 736, 738, 1065; 1921 (32) 107, 152; 1922 (32) 781, 790; 1928 (35) 1205; 1931 (37) 12, 29, 122; 1933 (38) 148; 1934 (38) 1425; 1939 (41) 173, 179; 1945 (44) 62; 1946 (44) 1444; 1947 (45) 109, 234; 1948 (45) 1612; 1972 (57) 3072; 1997 Act No. 71, Section 4, eff June 10, 1997; 1999 Act No. 100, Part II, Section 105, eff June 30, 1999.


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