• Register of Deeds

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Marriage License Requirements

 North Carolina Law requires you to have a marriage license BEFORE you get married,


Our address is 109 Old Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC 28540.   ---   It is the district courthouse.

The address at the bottom of this page is the county administration office. It is NOT our address. 


  1. Both parties must be present on a Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am & 4:30 pm to get a marriage license.
  2. OR: We offer extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Please call 910-347-3451 to set up an appointment.
  3. Both parties must have picture identification (Driver license, Military ID, Passport)
  4. Both parties must provide typed proof of their social security number showing full name and full Social Security number. This may be a Social Security card, W2 form, bank documents, pay stub, or military documents. These are the only five forms of proof that we are accepting at this time.
  5. If either person has been divorced in the past 12 months, that person should bring a copy of their signed divorce decree.
  6. If either person is 18 years of age or under they must provide a certified copy of their Birth Certificate.
  7. If either person is 16 or 17 years of age, they must have parental consent.  If parent(s) is(are) local, they must come in and sign the consent on the marriage license itself.   If parents are out of state, they must sign the Consent For Marriage form provided on this site.  If one parent has full custody, only one parent may sign, providing documentation of full custody is presented.
  8. There is a $60.00 fee for the license which may be paid by cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only). Every certified copy is an additional $10.00.
  9. The license is valid for 60 days from the date of purchase. It is only valid for use in the state of North Carolina.
  10. If you are getting married in the Magistrate's office, you will need $20 cash and two witnesses. The Magistrate's office is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. No appointment is needed.
  11. The application for the license may be filled out online by following THIS LINK. Once you hit submit at the bottom of the page, the information will be in our system for 20 days.
  12. The Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry will be filled out in our office.

Marriage Forms: