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St. Simons Island Frequently Asked Questions

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The most popular questions we receive regarding St. Simons have to do with Dog and Pet Rules, Golf Carts, and Getting Married on St. Simons Island. So we've posted the local rules and regulations for those topics in an effort to make it easy and convenient to find the answers you're looking for.



Are Dogs Allowed on the Beaches of St. Simons Island?

Dogs are prohibited on the beach from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in non-summer months, dogs are allowed on any portion of the beach but must be within close proximity and under the immediate control of the owner/handler. If handler is unable to control pet via voice-command, a 10' leash is required. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Dogs or any animals are NOT permitted on the Pier.

What Are the Golf Cart Rules on St. Simons Island?

Georgia state laws that went into effect Jan. 2, 2012, states all golf carts must have the following equipment:

1. A BRAKING SYSTEM SUFFICIENT FOR THE WEIGHT AND PASSENGER CAPACITY OF THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING A PARKING BRAKE;

2. A REVERSE WARNING DEVICE FUNCTIONAL AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IS IN REVERSE;

3. A MAIN POWER SWITCH. WHEN THE SWITCH IS IN THE “OFF” POSITION, OR THE KEY OR OTHER DEVICE THAT ACTIVATES THE SWITCH IS REMOVED, THE MOTIVE POWER CIRCUIT SHALL BE INOPERATIVE. IF THE SWITCH USES A KEY, IT SHALL BE REMOVABLE ONLY IN THE “OFF” POSITION;

4. HEAD AND TAIL LIGHTS, REFLEX REFLECTORS, SAFETY WARNING LABELS, HORN, AND REAR VIEW MIRROR;

5. HIP RESTRAINTS (EACH PASSENGER MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SEAT BELT) AND HAND HOLDS. THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL WILL REQUIRE THAT THE TRANSPORTATION OF ALL CHILDREN BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT AND BOOSTER SEAT LAWS.

THIS LAW DOES NOT AFFECT THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ON THE PUBLIC ROADS, WHICH IS STILL STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Getting Married on St. Simons Island

Official Documents

Premarital Certification for Georgia Residents

Marriage License Application

Online Payment Marriage License

Required Adult Information

Required Minor Information

What to do after I receive my Marriage License?

What is required to get married if under 18?
No one under 16 can get married in the State of GA. You both will need to come in with a State and/or a Government issued photo id with date of birth, Current copy of Birth Certificate, and both parents are required to come in with State and/or a Government issued photo id to sign for parental consent for the minor to get married.

What is required to get married if over 18?
You both will need to come in with a State and/or a Government issued photo id with date of birth, Final Divorce Decree and/or Death Certificate if married before, and $70.00.

Do you require a Blood Test to get married in Georgia?
No. This law changed as of July 1, 2003

Glynn County Georgia Marriage & Probate Court
Email Glynn County Probate Court
701 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912.554.7235
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM



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