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Online Marriage Application

Requirements for obtaining a Marriage License in Durham County, North Carolina
• Applicants must not already be married.
• Applicants must be getting married within 60 days of license issuance.
• Applicants must be getting married in the State of North Carolina.
• $60.00 (Cash Only) is the fee to obtain a marriage license.

All applicants must present one of the following valid (not expired, and legible) forms of identification:
o Current Driver’s License
o Current State Issued Identification Card
o Current Passport
o Military Identification

• All applicants must present a Social Security Card or a legal document with their full Social Security number on it (ex. Recent W2 within two (2) years, Insurance Policy, or a letter from their bank on the bank letterhead).
o If an applicant(s) has never been assigned a Social Security Card, an affidavit form will be provided for completion at the Register of Deeds Office.

Applicants 18 – 21 years of age must provide a certified copy of their birth certificate along with applicable identifications.

Divorced Applicant(s) must provide the month and year of their last divorce.
o If divorce was finalized within thirty (30) days of applying for a marriage license, the applicant(s) are required to present an original or certified copy of their divorce decree.

Applicants under the age of eighteen (18), please contact the office of the Register of Deeds, Marriage License Division at (919)560-0495 for requirements.

• A marriage license application is valid for 60 days from date of issuance. If the marriage license application is not returned to the Register of Deeds office for recording within 60 days of issuance, the license will expire.

• Applicants with expired marriage license applications will be required to apply for a new license with applicable fees.


• Marriage License are issued at the Office of the Register of Deeds, between the hours of 8:30am and prior to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except major holidays.

• Marriages are not performed by the Register of Deeds office.

• In an effort to increase our processing time, and ensure accuracy of your records, we strongly suggest completing your marriage license application online and submitting prior to visiting our office.

• The Office of the Register of Deeds is located at:
200 East Main Street
Ground Floor
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Certified copies of your marriage license are $10.00 each (cash, check, money order, credit/debit cards).
(Master/Visa/Discover)
Certified copies are not automatically mailed, they must be requested.

Request may be made:
• In person at:
Durham County Register of Deeds
Vital Records
200 East Main Street, Ground Floor
Durham, NC 27701
o State issued identification required

• By Mail Request to:
Durham County Register of Deeds
Vital Records
PO Box 1107
Durham, NC 27702
o Include copy of valid state issued identification
o Include check/money order made payable to Durham County Register of Deeds
o Or include credit/debit information (number, expiration date, and 3 digit code on back)
(Master/Visa/Discover logo)
o Include mailing address and phone number

• By Fax Request to 919-560-7221 
o Include a fax copy of your valid state issued identification
o Include credit/debit card information (number, expiration date, and 3 digit code on back)
(Master/Visa/ Discover logo)
o Include mailing address and phone number

• Online at the Register of Deeds Website:
o www.dconc.gov/rod access the Online Vital Records Request link, and follow link instructions.

Please refer all questions regarding Vital Records to 919-560-0495