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Marriage License

Appointments are taken Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00 pm. Call 704-736-8530 to set an appointment.

  • Fee for Marriage License is $60 (NO PERSONAL CHECKS). A marriage license purchased in the Register of Deeds office of any county in NC is valid statewide. Applicants may be married anywhere in NC but the license must be returned to the county of issuance. License is valid for 60 days from date of issuance. 
  • Both applicants must provide identification and Social Security Card or a notarized affidavit that states "I have not been issued a social security number by the US government and I am not eligible to obtain one."  
  • Identification requirements:  
    1. Over 21: All applicants must present a valid Driver's License or photo identification issued by a US Government Agency.  
    2. Under 21: All applicants must present a valid Driver's License or photo identification issued by a US Government Agency plus certified copy of their birth certificate OR alien registration issued by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. Foreign certificates must be accompanied by a notarized translation of the certificate. Foreign passports will be accepted if in English language.  
         

  • Marriage license will be issued in the name as it appears on identification
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  • Applicants who are 16-17 years old must have consent from a parent with full custody or both parents with joint custody or a person, agency or institution having legal custody or serving as legal guardian of the applicant. Documentation of custody, if applicable, must be presented at the time of application.  
  • Applicants who are 14-15 years old must present a certified copy of a court order issued by a district court judge authorizing the marriage along with identification requirements.  
  • Copies of divorce papers or copy of death certificate of previous spouse must be presented at time of application.  
  • Applicants may apply for marriage licenses between 8:30 and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Register of Deeds Office, 105A East Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Appointments are requested. Call 704-736-8530 to make an appointment.  
  • Once all fields are complete, please click "Print Form” button for a printable version of the Marriage License Application Work Sheet. You can complete this form, print it and fax it to the Register of Deeds Office (704-736-8830). Please call the office to confirm we received your fax and to schedule an appointment to sign the license. You are still required to appear in person to sign the license and provided the required information described above. Please bring your copy of the fax with you to our office. You can also keep a copy for your own records.