• ​The marriage license fee of $60 is payable with cash, credit or debit card. The license is good immediately upon issuance and is valid for 60 days. The marriage may be performed anywhere within North Carolina.

  • Applicants who wish to obtain a marriage license in Wake County may complete their application online or at the Wake County Register of Deeds office located at Wake County Justice Center, 300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700, Raleigh, NC 27602.

  • Both applicants must be present, provide their valid Government-issued Photo ID (e.g., driver's license or passport), provide proof of Social Security Number and sign the marriage license at the Wake County Register of Deeds office.

Proof of Social Security Number

Applicants full Social Security Number must be displayed on documents or identification.

Identification Accepted
Social Security Card (photocopy not accepted) Income Tax Return/W-2 Form
Bank Account Profile Government Document
Military Discharge Document DD-214 Medicare Card
Employee Benefits Profile