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Mailing Address:

Register of Deeds
720 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

720 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Register of Deeds
704-336-2443

Marriage​ License Requirements

  • The Marriage License MUST be obtained BEFORE the ceremony.
  • Both parties should appear in person to apply for the Marriage License. Applicants should arrive no later than 4:30PM to allow adequate time to process your marriage application.
  • We strongly suggest that Marriage Applicants submit their online marriage application in advance of visiting our office to help streamline the transaction time.
  • The Marriage License Application is available online. Your online marriage application will remain active for 30 days. If you have not visited our office for your in-person appearance within the 30-Day period, your information will auto-delete and you will have to resubmit your marriage application. Please plan accordingly.
  • The Marriage License is valid for 60 days from the date issued by our office to be used for a wedding ceremony in any county within the state of North Carolina. It may not be used in another state or country.
  • The Marriage License fee is $60. You will be able to pre-pay for a certified copy at the time of application for an additional $10.00 fee. Certified copies can only be issued after the wedding ceremony has taken place and we have received the fully executed and complete Marriage License in our office.
  • The officiant Is responsible for returning both completed copies of the Marriage License, within 10 days after the ceremony, to the Register of Deeds Office that issued the marriage license.



Marriage Applicants

Anyone over 18 years of age can legally marry in North Carolina without parental consent. Please note that applicants between the ages of 18 and prior to the age of 21 must present a certified copy of their birth certificate. Marriage Applicants under the age of 18 seeking to apply for a marriage license, please call our office for specific details.

Both parties must present a valid/unexpired government-issued photo identification and be able to provide their Social Security Number.

Accepted Identification for Marriage License - Expired ID's not accepted.

  • State issued Driver's License
  • State issued ID Card
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Valid Passport


Applicants who do not have a U.S. Social Security Number or those who are not eligible for one, must present a notarized Affidavit of Social Security Ineligibility/No Social Security number when they appear to apply for their Marriage License.

  • The form is available in our office.
  • We do NOT provide notary services.
  • You may also complete the form in the presence of a notary public in advance of your visit to our office by downloading the affidavit in advance.


Previously Married Applicants

Divorced Applicants: Must provide the month and year of their divorce. If a divorce was finalized within a year or less from the application date, a certified true copy of the divorce decree is required.

Widowed Applicants: If the previous marriage ended in death, the date of death for the deceased person is required. If the death occurred within a year or less of the application date, a certified copy of the death certificate is required.

Please Note: The Register of Deeds Office does not perform wedding ceremonies. Applicants who are considering a civil ceremony may contact the Mecklenburg County Magistrates Office in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

The Marriage Department at the Register of Deed's Office is located at 720 E 4th Street, County Courts & Office Building, Room 105, Charlotte NC 28202.

For additional questions, please call our office at 704-336-2443.


Address

Mailing Address:

Register of Deeds
720 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

720 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Register of Deeds
704-336-2443