Marriage License Requirements

Marriage License Requirements

  •  The premarital physical is no longer required.
  •  Both applicants  must come to the office and present valid government issued ID’s.

Valid ID’s may be one of the following:

  • Valid picture ID or drivers license (may not be expired).
  • Passport (may not be expired).
  • Military ID (may not be expired).

Social Security Requirements:

  • Both applicants  must provide their original social security numbers for verification of the number.  Applicants may present the original social security card, W-2 form or pay stub with the complete number.

Applicants who are not eligible for a social security number may sign an Affidavit attesting to this fact and have it notarized.  Affidavit forms are available in the Register of Deeds office.

Applicants age 21 or older need to present:

  • Valid picture ID’s or drivers license.
  • Original social security cards.

Applicants age 18-20 need to present:

  • Valid picture ID’s or drivers license.
  • Original social security cards.
  • Certified copy of birth certificate.

Applicants age 16-17 need to present:

  • Valid picture ID’s or drivers license.
  • Original social security cards.
  • Certified copy of birth certificates.
  • Parents valid ID’s or drivers licenses.
  • Written consent by parents having full custody or joint legal custody –  Custody papers must be presented.

Applicants age 14-15 need to present:

  • Certified copy of Court Order.
  • Valid picture ID’s.
  • Original social security cards.
  • Certified copy of birth certificates.

Under 14:

  • Unlawful to get married.

All applicants must provide proof of divorce or annulment of previous marriage or date of death of spouse.

Fee is $60.00. CASH ONLY.

License is good immediately upon issuance and must be used in any county in North Carolina.  It is valid up to 60 days and must be returned to the county in which it was issued.

Marriage licenses are issued Monday - Friday excluding Weekends and Holidays. Applicants should be in our office by 4:00 PM to apply for a marriage license.

The minister or other person celebrating the marriage is required within 10 days to return the license to the Register of Deeds Office who issued the license.  Failure to do so subjects the person celebrating marriage to a forfeiture of $200.00 to anyone who sues for the same.  You will need a certified copy of the Marriage license to change the name on a driver’s license or social security card.  The cost is $10.00 for a certified copy. Once the ceremony has been performed and the license has been returned to our office you will need to come back or apply by mail to the Register of Deeds office to obtain the certified copy.

 

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