Apply For A Wilmington Marriage License
What do I need to do to apply for a marriage license in Wilmington, North Carolina?
To apply for a marriage license in Wilmington, North Carolina, you should submit a marriage license application to the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office. You can find the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office at 216 North Second Street. The Vital Records Department is located in room 2 and 3. The office issues marriage licenses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must appear in person together with the person that you are marrying at the time that you submit your marriage license application.
Can I submit the New Hanover County marriage license application form online?
Yes. At Wilmington Marriage License you should be able to find a link to the online marriage license application. Remember that even if you submit your marriage license application online, you will still need to visit the Register of Deeds office together in person in order to complete the marriage license application process.
What documents do I need to present at the Register of Deeds office in Wilmington?
You need to present your social security card and a valid form of photo I.D. such as a passport or driver’s license at the Register of Deeds office in Wilmington. If you are under the age of 21, you need to present additional documentation. At Wilmington Marriage License you can learn more about the additional requirements for applicants under the age of 21.
Do I need a blood test to apply for a marriage license in Wilmington, North Carolina?
No. Blood tests are not necessary for you to apply for a marriage license in Wilmington, North Carolina.
How much do I need to pay to receive a marriage license in Wilmington, North Carolina?
You need to pay a $60.00 marriage license fee when you apply for your marriage license at the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office.
How long is my marriage license good for in Wilmington, North Carolina?
Your New Hanover County marriage license is valid for a period of 60 days anywhere in North Carolina. There is no waiting period for you to use your marriage license. You need to have your wedding ceremony before your marriage license expires or you will need to apply again.
Who can I choose to solemnize my marriage in Wilmington, North Carolina?
Any religious clergy member, judge, or magistrate who is authorized to perform weddings in North Carolina can solemnize your marriage in Wilmington. Contact the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office if you have questions about who is authorized to solemnize your marriage.
What do I need to do to get my marriage certificate in Wilmington, North Carolina?
After your marriage license has been recorded, you can purchase certified copies of your marriage certificate for $10.00 each from the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office. You can request your marriage certificate in person or by mail. You can download an order form online at Wilmington Marriage License.
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