North-Carolina Marriage Records |
March 30, 2020


North-Carolina Marriage Records Search

North Carolina marriage records are not open to the public and are managed at both the state and county level.

For marriage records since 1962 to the present, copies of North Carolina marriage records are available for purchase from both the State Vital Records Office and the Register of Deeds Office in the county where the marriage occurred. Marriage records prior to 1962, are only available directly from the County Register of Deeds where the marriage license was issued.

The state of North Carolina offers two types of copies of marriage records: certified and uncertified. Сertified copies of marriage records are available only to the registrants, immediate family members, persons for legal purposes, attorneys or legal representatives. Uncertified informational copies of North Carolina marriage records are available to anyone.

Copies of North Carolina marriage records are available by mail order for $24 with a certified/business check or money order made payable to the N.C. Vital Records, along with a copy of valid photo ID and a completed application sent to the following address:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Tel: (919) 733-3000

You may also go to the State Vital Records Office in person to request a copy of a North Carolina marriage record.

Online ordering and telephone ordering is not available directly from the state.

For information on ordering from a specific North Carolina county, please see the links below or try an instant national background check below to search for available marriage records and other public records information.

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