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New Hanover County Register of Deeds
216 N. Second St., Room 2
Wilmington, NC

(910) 798-7758
(910) 798-7754

Couples planning to wed in North Carolina may obtain their marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in any county in the state. The legal age for marriage in North Carolina is 18. Persons over 16 and under 18 can only be married with signed parental consent. It is illegal for any person under 14 to marry in North Carolina. The bride and groom must be present except in cases of extreme hardship sch as the individual being confined to the hospital. The fee is $60. Applicants in New Hanover County must provide a photo ID which includes the date of birth, certified birth certificate and proof of the social security number. Anyone who has been granted a divorce within 60 days of applying for the license must also deliver a copy of the divorce papers. Applications are taken 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.


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