Sumter County South Carolina Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Sumter County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Sumter City Hall21 North Main StreetSumterSC29150803-436-2500
Sumter County Clerk1215 South Harvin StreetSumterSC29150803-436-2227
Mayesville Town Hall23 South Main StreetMayesvilleSC29104803-453-6291
Sumter County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Sumter County Divorce Certificates & Decrees
Sumter County Genealogical Society Website
Sumter County Marriage Certificates & Records
Sumter County Probate Court Website
Sumter County Probate Judge Marriage Applications


Married Couples17,701 (42.7%)
Unmarried Couples2,401 (2.3%)
Never Married Men15,136 (37.4%)
Never Married Women13,674 (30.4%)
Separated Men1,162 (2.9%)
Separated Women1,976 (4.4%)
Widowed Men1,198 (3.0%)
Widowed Women5,219 (11.6%)
Divorced Men4,045 (10.0%)
Divorced Women4,770 (10.6%)

Marriage Records in Sumter County

The vital records office of the State of South Carolina keeps a repository of marriage records. These records are available to the public through requests made in person, by mail, or online through their database. This is one of the most commonly utilized methods for retrieving information on marriage records. Marriage records can be obtained from the county courthouse of your County or from the Records Office. There is a fee for each record request.

It is the responsibility of the County to maintain these records and to make them accessible to the public through the correct process. This process starts with requesting an application form from the applicant that must be submitted with the proper fee. An agent will be assigned to the request and will verify the names of the applicants and the names of the persons involved in the marriage, the date of marriage, the location of the marriage and the names of any witnesses at the time of the event. After all of the necessary information has been verified by the authorized officials, the records office will provide the requested documents within a short period of time.

Some counties have a Marriage Records in Sumter County Guide that is available to the public from the Revenue Department. It gives an overview of all of the different parts of the records that are available and what one can expect when requesting them. It also has a list of what is not considered a record of marriage. This is especially important for a resident who is interested in genealogy. The county in which the marriage took place may not have official marriage records due to their jurisdiction being different than the others.

A number of states have databases of marriage records available online. A number of web sites focus solely on providing this information. There is usually a small fee to use one of these sites. Some of these web sites are free but others charge a fee.

Marriage Records in Sumter County can be obtained from the records office in the county where the marriage took place. They also keep a copy of the application and the final decree of the court. This copy can be obtained directly from the county records office or from the Federal Data Center, which is part of the Vital Records Office of each state. This fee is usually nominal and is worth the cost of having all the information at your fingertips.

Sumter County public records can sometimes be more difficult to locate. There are not many published directories of county records. One would need to refer to the state government for details.