Applying for a Marriage License
All applicants must provide a Social Security number. If an individual has never been issued a social security number then they must sign an affidavit attesting to this fact. This form is available in the Register of Deeds office.
Applicants who have been divorced must provide the month and year of their last divorce. If the divorce was finalized within one year of the date of application, the applicant must provide an original or certified copy of the divorce decree. There is no waiting period between the divorce and applying for the new license.
Applicants 18-20 Years of Age
Applicants 18-20 years of age must also provide a certified copy of their birth certificate in addition to the requirements listed above.
Applicants Less Than 18 Years of Age
Persons over 16 years of age and under 18 years of age may marry a person no more than four years older, and the register of deeds may issue a license for the marriage, only after there has been filed with the register of deeds a certified copy of an order issued by a district court authorizing the marriage as provided in G.S. 51-2.1, or a written consent to the marriage, said consent having been signed by the appropriate person as follows:
(1) By a parent having full or joint legal custody of the underage party; or
(2) By a person, agency, or institution having legal custody or serving as a guardian of the underage party.
Such written consent shall not be required for an emancipated minor if a certificate of emancipation issued pursuant to Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes or a certified copy of a final decree or certificate of emancipation from this or any other jurisdiction is filed with the register of deeds.
Obtain a Copy of a Marriage License
In Person Requests
If you are coming in to our 507 W Covington St. office, please call (910.277.2575) first so we can get your information to have the document prepared for you.
We have partnered with Get Certificates Now to fulfill requests copies of marriage licenses online. As part of your online request, you will need to upload a copy of any of the accepted valid ID's or fax a copy of one of the above accepted valid ID's. Generally we try to process the request within a working day from receipt and then use first class mail to deliver the certificate. In addition to the normal fees, there is a convenience fee added to your cost from Get Certificates Now.
To obtain a certified copy of a vital record by mail, please send the signed application along with a certified check or money order for payment of the fees, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a copy of any accepted valid ID's. Should you need expedited mailing, please let us know in in advance so we can let you know the added cost.
Please mail to:
Register of Deeds
507 W Covington St
Laurinburg, NC 28352