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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.
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.
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.
County services have returned to their normal schedule unless noted otherwise. Read the latest service availability update.