Matrimonial Concerns and Dispensations is under the purview of the Office of the Tribunal. It is charged with assisting the Bishop of Charleston in fulfilling his canonical responsibilities to prepare Catholics, and those who want to marry Catholics, for marriage.

Matrimonial Concerns and Dispensations offers general assistance to pastors, priests, deacons, and parish life facilitators. Petitions for premarital dispensations, dispensations from canonical form, and permissions concerning marriage should be sent to the Office of the Tribunal.