Wake County Register of Deeds | Tammy Brunner

Apply for a Marriage License

Marriage License Application Checklist

  1. The wedding ceremony must take place in North Carolina within 60 days of obtaining the marriage license.
  2. Applicants must have a valid government-issued ID. Click here to view a list of acceptable IDs.
  3. Applicants are required to provide proof of social security number. Click here to view a list of acceptable identification for proof of social security number. If either applicant has not been issued a social security number, an affidavit in lieu of social security can be completed – affidavits are completed electronically in our office.
  4. Click the ‘APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE’ button below and complete the online application.
  5. Both parties must be present to obtain the marriage license.

    Walk-in hours:
    Monday – Friday
    8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  6. Bring the following items:
    • Proof of social security or ITIN number
    • Valid ID Certified birth record - for applicants ages 16-20
    • Certified copy of divorce – if finalized within the last 30 days
    • Payment ($60.00) - cash or credit cards accepted

Wake County Magistrate Civil Marriages

Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601
9th Floor – Room 901
Wake County Detention Center
3301 Hammond Rd, Raleigh NC 27610
Monday – Friday
No appointment required

Walk–In Hours:
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • No appointment required
  • Available 24/7 – weekends & holidays included
  • $50.00 cash – exact change
  • Must bring two witnesses 18 years of age or older