What steps do I take to get married?

First, you must acquire a marriage license at a Register of Deeds Office in North Carolina and marry within the state of North Carolina. The license is valid for 60 days. The license will expire if the parties do not marry within 60 days. An ordained minister of a religious denomination or a magistrate may perform the ceremony. For more information on obtaining a marriage license, please visit the Marriage License information page.

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1. Can anyone access the information contained in the Register of Deeds Office?
2. Can I obtain a copy of my Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate from your office?
3. How do I obtain a copy of my deed?
4. How can my business become a participant in the Thank A Vet Program?
5. Can the Register of Deeds tell me who owns property at a specific address?
6. What steps do I take to get married?
7. How long will online Marriage License submissions be available?
8. Once I have obtained a marriage license, to whom do I speak about arranging a civil ceremony?
9. Will a Certified Copy of my marriage license be automatically mailed to us after we get married?
10. How do I file separation papers?
11. How do I obtain a copy of my divorce?
12. Does the Register of Deeds provide assistance with genealogy research?
13. Where do I park?
14. How do I obtain a copy of my discharge papers (DD214)?