Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License in Wake County

 
Application Requirements: (Please read carefully)
  • Applicants must show proof of Social Security number and identity.
  • BOTH parties must be present when applying for the marriage license. The marriage may be performed anywhere within North Carolina.
Applicants' Proof of Age Requirements:

Ages 21+
  • Social Security card or proof of number, (Social Security card or W-2 form) and
  • Current ID with name and date of birth - Acceptable identifications:
    • Driver's license, or
    • State-issued ID card, or
    • Passport, or
    • Military ID, or
    • Certified copy of birth certificate
* A certified copy should be on security paper, including a signature and seal from the issuing agency.  Please click on the image to see an example of a certified copy.

Ages 18-20
  • Social Security card or proof of number, (Social Security card or W-2 form) and
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
A certified copy should be on security paper, including a signature and seal from the issuing agency.  Please click on the image to see an example of a certified copy.

Ages 16-17
  • Social Security card or proof of number, (Social Security card or W-2 form) and
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
A certified copy should be on security paper, including a signature and seal from the issuing agency.  Please click on the image to see an example of a certified copy.
  • Consent of parent having full or joint custody acknowledged before the Register of Deeds
  • Current Photo ID of the person giving consent
  • Call 919-856-5490 for more information
Age 15
  • Social Security card or proof of number, (Social Security card or W-2 form) and
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
A certified copy should be on security paper, including a signature and seal from the issuing agency.  Please click on the image to see an example of a certified copy.
  • Certified copy of District Court order
  • Call 919-856-5490 for more information
Under Age 15
  • Cannot marry in North Carolina