Effective 3/30/2020 Until Further Notice: For the health and safety of our staff, customers, and the general public, we have made arrangements to deliver all services to your homes and offices online, by video conference and by mail. Our office is currently closed to non-staff to protect public health.

The Wake County Register of Deeds will be issuing Marriage Licenses virtually, online by appointment only. 

Please follow the steps below to schedule an online appointment:
  1. Before completing the application ensure you have access to a smartphone with a camera and internet access. Install the Android or iPhone Google Duo App.
  2. Click the ‘APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE’ blue button below and complete the online application. Ensure the application is complete and accurate as mistakes may prevent issuing a valid license.
  3. Upon completing the application, please send an email to rodremoterequests@wakegov.com, please include your: 
    1. Contact information (email address, phone number, and mailing address)
    2. The online application order number*
    3. A copy of both parties' valid identification.
    4. If either party have never been issued a social security number, submit a completed affidavit 
      Please allow at least two or three business days for us to process your completed application and identification verification.
  4. Once we receive and process your application you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. 
  5. Due to the high demand, Wake County residents will have first priority for appointments. Residents of other counties may find it faster to obtain a license from the register of deeds in your own counties.
  6. At the time of your appointment you will be contacted using Google Duo with the phone number you provided us. Both parties must be together in the single video conference with valid identification and proof of social security (or affidavit). The $60.00 fee will be paid by credit/debit card only at that time.
  7. Once the application process is complete the marriage license will be issued and mailed via U.S. Mail to the address provided. 
  8. Both parties are to sign the marriage license upon receipt. 

*You will receive an order number upon completing the online application.

Before you fill out application

Are you getting married in North Carolina?

​Are you getting married in the next 60 days?

Do you meet the age requirements?*

Do you have two forms of valid id (including Social Security Number)?*

Are you a divorced applicant?*

Do you have $60 for the marriage license fee? (cash, credit or debit card)

Marriage License Application 


 * Please click the links to make sure you meet the requirements