Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements

The following information below outlines for our visitors the Marriage Requirements for The Crystal Coast – Carteret County, NC. For a printable copy, click here.

All applicants MUST provide their social security cards. If you do not have a card, a W-2 form may be used. If you have not been assigned a number, an affidavit must be completed.

All applicants MUST provide identification. If you are 21 years of age or older, acceptable identification would include: Passport, Military ID Card, or Driver’s License.


If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you must provide both of the following: Certified Copy of Birth Certificate or Driver’s License AND State-Issued I.D.

All applicants under age 18 should contact the Register of Deeds office at (252) 728-8474 before applying.

Divorced applicants must provide the month and year of last divorce. A copy of divorce is required if it occurred within the last year.

There is no waiting period after the license is issued. The issued license will expire within 60 days. If the license is not used in 60 days, a new license will have to be issued at full cost.

The cost of the license is $60.00 (CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY).

Certified copies of your marriage license may be obtained at the Register of Deeds office in person or by mail. Certified copies are $10.00 each.

For further information please contact:

Carteret County Register of Deeds

302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-8474

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