GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – The cost of getting married could soon go up in Georgetown County.
The county council took another step to increase the cost of marriage licenses.
The ordinance would create a new fee structure with differing costs for people who live in the county, the state, and outside the state.
The current rate of $40 is one of the lowest in the state, which country attorneys says is a big reason people come to the area to get married.
The new rates would be $50 for county residents, $75 for state residents, and $115 if neither applicant resides in the county or the state.