If both parties are age 21 or over, they each must have a valid (not expired) government issued ID (driver's license, passport or military ID), and their social security cards. If the original social security cards are not available, an official document such as a W-2 or other type of tax form may be presented.
If either party is between the ages of 18 - 20, they must also present a certified copy of their birth certificate. Persons 17 years old or younger should call (252) 745-4421 to obtain what information is required.
If either party is divorced, they must present a filed or certified copy of their final divorce judgment. If either party is widowed they must present a copy of the death certificate of deceased spouse.
Prior to completing the marriage license application, parties will need to know their parents' full names at their parents birth; state of birth, and current address (if possible).
Marriage licenses are good for 60 days and there is no waiting period after issuance.
License Fee is $60 cash. Licenses are issued from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. There is an additional $10 fee to obtain a certified copy of the license. This is often needed by the Social Security Administration and the NC DMV when doing a name change after you have been married.
Please schedule an appointment with the magistrate if this type of ceremony is desired. They can be reached at 252-745-6619.
Please click here for marriage application form.
Online Marriage Application
The marriage license application may now be submitted through the link below. Once the information is filled in (you must hit the submit button at the bottom of the application), the application will register with the Register of Deeds office located at 202 Main Street, Bayboro, NC 28515. All other requirements must be met to complete the process.
Here are some helpful hints:
- Abbreviations in proper names are not accepted (please completely spell all names).
- The mother’s information on the application must be the mother’s maiden name.
- Any box with a drop down menu can only be answered with that menu.
- The education requested is the highest completed.
- Ex: High School = 4 or College = 1
Please click here Marriage Application to enter and submit your information.