Civil Union

Civil Unions that take place in Effingham County are registered in the Effingham County Clerk’s office. Couples who wish to enter into civil union must apply for their Civil Union License in the County Clerk’s office.

For application of a civil union license, both parties to the civil union must appear in person with photo identification. 

Application fee: $50.00

Age requirements: 16 years of age with both parents’ written consent and certified copy of birth record.  18 years of age with a certified copy of birth record

License is issued at the time of application with a one (1) day waiting period for use. 

License is valid for a period of sixty (60) days. 

A civil union license issued in Effingham County is valid only within Effingham County.


Fee for certified copies: $7.00 for the first copy - $2.00 for each additional copy of the same record.

Request may be made in writing or in person. Requestor is required to know name of couple and date of civil union.