Apply for a Marriage License

Anyone over 18 years of age can legally marry in North Carolina without parental consent. Marriage applicants under the age of 18 should call the Register of Deeds office at 980-314-4951 for specific requirements.

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance and may be used in any county within the State of North Carolina, but must be returned to the issuing office.

Please Note: The Register of Deeds Office does not perform wedding ceremonies. Applicants who are considering a civil ceremony may contact the Mecklenburg County Magistrates Office in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

Marriage Application Process

Contact Us

The Register of Deed's Office Marriage Department at the is located at:


County Courts & Office Building

720 E 4th Street

Room 105

Charlotte, NC 28202


For additional questions, please call our office at 704-336-2443.