The premarital physical is no longer required.
Both bride and groom must present identification. Please review the Identification requirements which may vary per age.
The license is good immediately upon issuance and is valid for 60 days.
You can get your license in any county in the state of North Carolina
and get married anywhere in the state of North Carolina, but it is very
important to return the marriage license to the issuing county within 10
days after the marriage ceremony.
The fee for the marriage license is $60.00. We accept cash, checks, or
money orders, made payable to the Dare County Register of Deeds.
The Register of Deeds Office is open from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM but we ask
that marriage applicants be in the office no later than 4:30 PM, if
If you plan to be married by a Magistrate, please contact them at
252.475.9228 for information regarding the office hours and other
information regarding the ceremony and fees.
If you need a certified copy of your marriage license, you may acquire
it at our office in person or you may request it by mail at: PO Box
70, Manteo North Carolina 27954.
The fee is $10.00. A self-addressed stamped envelope is appreciated.