Marriage License Requirements:
Please read carefully to ensure that you will have everything you need when you come into our office to apply for a marriage license.
Below is the form that will need to be filled out in order to give us the information needed to issue a marriage license.
In North Carolina the Register of Deeds is responsible for issuing marriage licenses and for keeping records of all marriages performed in the state. A license purchased form the Franklin County Register of Deeds office is valid in any county in the state of North Carolina, but cannot be used outside of the State of NC. There is no waiting period to obtain a license, it is good immediately upon issuance and is valid for 60 days. Once the ceremony is performed the license must be returned to the Register of Deeds to be put on file as a permanent public record.
Required Identification & Documentation
The premarital physical is no longer required.
Both parties to the marriage must come into the office to obtain license.
Applicants age 21
- Must present a current ID which can be any of the following:
- Drivers License
- State issued ID card
- US Armed Forces ID
- Certified Birth Certificate
All applicants must provide their **Social Security numbers in the form of their Social Security card or W-2 form. **If an individual has never been issued a social security number then they must sign an affidavit attesting to this fact. This form is available in the Register of Deeds office.
If there was a previous marriage of either party proof of that marriage ended will need to be provided in the form of divorce judgement or death certificate.
Applicants 18-20 years of age must present Certified copy of Birth Certificate in addition to their social security information.
Applicants 16 to 17 years of age must have written parental consent and certified copy of birth certificate.
The fee for the license is $60.00 (no personal checks). This fee does not include the $10.00 fee for the certified copy of the marriage certificate.
Marriage licenses are issued between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Applicants should try to be in our office by 4:00 P.M.
The Register of Deeds office is located at 113 S. Main St., Louisburg, NC, in the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex.
If you are planning on getting married by the Magistrate, you should be at their office by 4:30 pm, you must have your two witnesses with you and the cost is $20 cash. Contact that office at 919-497-4280 if you have any further questions regarding being married by the Magistrate.
If you need copy of your Marriage License, once married you may acquire at our office in person, online or request thru mail. Fee is $10.00. Mail to P.O. Box 545, 113 S. Main Street, Louisburg, N.C. 27549. Please be sure to sign your request.