Apply For A Durham Marriage License

Now that I’m engaged, where do I go to get a marriage license in Durham, North Carolina?

Congratulations! You can get your marriage license by submitting a marriage license application to the Durham County Register of Deeds office. You can find the marriage license application online at the Register of Deeds office website at Durham Marriage License. Once you have submitted the online marriage license application, you just need to go to the Durham County Register of Deeds office in person with your fiancé(e) to complete the application process. You can find the Register of Deeds office on the ground floor at 200 East Main Street in Durham, North Carolina. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What documents do I need to bring with me when I go to the Register of Deeds office?

When you go to the Register of Deeds office to apply for a marriage license, you need to bring a valid form of photo I.D. such as a passport or driver’s license. You also need to bring your social security card.

How old do I need to be to apply for a marriage license in Durham, North Carolina?

To apply for a marriage license in Durham, North Carolina without parental consent, you need to be at least 18 years old. If you are under 21 years of age, you will need to provide additional documents. You can find a list of the required documents at the Durham County Register of Deeds website: Durham Marriage License.

Will I need to have a blood test to apply for a marriage license in Durham, North Carolina?

No. You do not need to have a blood test in order to apply for a marriage license in North Carolina.

How much is the marriage license fee in Durham, North Carolina?

In Durham, North Carolina, the marriage license fee is $60.00, cash only. Be prepared to pay this fee at the time that you go to apply for your marriage license.

How long will my Durham County marriage license be valid?

Your Durham County marriage license will be valid for a period of 60 days. Your wedding ceremony needs to take place before your marriage license expires or else you will have to re-apply. There is no waiting period to use the license, and the license will be valid anywhere in North Carolina.

Who should I invite to perform my wedding ceremony in Durham, North Carolina? 

You should invite someone who is authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of North Carolina, such as a religious clergy member, judge, or magistrate, to perform your wedding ceremony.  

After my wedding ceremony, where do I go to get my marriage certificate in Durham, North Carolina?

After your wedding ceremony, you can purchase certified copies of your marriage certificate for a fee of $10.00 fee for each certified copy. You may choose to order your marriage certificate in person or by mail by sending a request to P.O. Box 1107, Durham, NC 27702.


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