North Carolina requirements for a marriage license

• Marriage licenses are obtained at your county Register of Deeds.

• Show proof of age with a driver’s license, military or state ID, passport or certified birth certificate.

• Show proof of Social Security number with a Social Security card, W-2 form, or payroll stub.

• In the case of a previous marriage, the date of divorce or spouse’s death must be supplied. A signed copy of the divorce is required only if the divorce was within 60 days of obtaining a new marriage license.

• Any ordained or licensed clergymen or magistrate can officiate.

• Two witness signatures are required.

• The license is valid for 60 says.

• North Carolina residency is not required.

• A blood test is not required.

• The fee is $50; marriage certificates are $10.

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