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How to Find Marriage Records in North Carolina

Marriage Records in North Carolina

Marriage records contain very basic information about the married couple. This information includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the married couple as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In North Carolina, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the Registrar of Deeds at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. Call 919-733-3526 to obtain information on the fees for certified copies of vital records, as well as lookup fees.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Registrar of Deeds in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for North Carolina is provided below in alphabetical order.

Alamance County
Alamance County Register of Deeds
PO Box 837
Graham, NC 27253
Telephone: (336) 570-6565

Alexander County
Alexander County Clerk
201 1st St. SW, Suite 1
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Telephone: (828) 632-3152

Alleghany County
Alleghany County Clerk
Main St., P.O. Box 186
Sparta, NC 28675
Telephone: (336) 372-4342

Anson County
Anson County Clerk
P.O. Box 352
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Telephone: (704) 694-3212

Ashe County
Ashe County Register of Deeds
150 Government Circle, Suite 2300
Jefferson, NC 28640
Telephone: (336) 246-1841

Avery County
Avery County Clerk
P.O. Box 87
Newland, NC 28657-0356
Telephone: (828) 733-8260

Beaufort County
Beaufort County Clerk
P.O. Box 514
Washington, NC 27889
Telephone: (252) 946-2323

Bertie County
Bertie County Clerk
P.O. Box 340
Windsor, NC 27983
Telephone: (252) 794-5309

Bladen County
Bladen County Clerk
P.O. Box 247
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Telephone: (919) 862-6711

Brunswick County
Brunswick County Register of Deeds
75 Courthouse Dr
P.O. Box 87
Bolivia, NC 28422
Telephone: (910) 253-2690

Buncombe County
Buncombe County Clerk
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: (828) 250-4300

Burke County
Burke County Clerk
P.O. Box 936
Morganton, NC 28680
Telephone: (828) 438-5451

Cabarrus County
Cabarrus County Clerk
P.O. Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
Telephone: (704) 788-8112

Caldwell County
Caldwell County Clerk
905 W. Ave. NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Telephone: (828) 757-1310

Camden County
Camden County Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Camden, NC 27921
Telephone: (252) 335-4077

Carteret County
Carteret County Clerk
Courthouse Square Adm Bldg
Beaufort, NC 28516
Telephone: (252) 728-8474

Caswell County
Caswell County Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Yanceyville, NC 27379
Telephone: (336) 694-4197

Catawba County
Catawba County Clerk
P.O. Box 65
Newton, NC 28658-0065
Telephone: (828) 465-1573

Chatham County
Chatham County Clerk
P.O. Box 756
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Telephone: (919) 542-8235

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Clerk
75 Peachtree St.
Murphy, NC 28906
Telephone: (828) 837-2613

Chowan County
Chowan County Clerk
P.O. Box 487
Edenton, NC 27932
Telephone: (252) 482-2619

Clay County
Clay County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 118
Hayesville, NC 28904-0118
Telephone: (828) 389-0087

Cleveland County
Cleveland County Clerk
P.O. Box 1210
Shelby, NC 28151-1210
Telephone: (704) 484-4834

Columbus County
Columbus County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 1086
Whiteville, NC 28472
Telephone: (910) 640-6625

Craven County
Craven County Clerk
226 Craven St.
New Bern, NC 28560
Telephone: (252) 636-6617

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Vital Records
117 Dick Street
P.O. Box 2039
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5749
Telephone: (910) 678-7767

Currituck County
Currituck County Clerk
P.O. Box 71
Currituck, NC 27929
Telephone: (252) 232-3297

Dare County
Dare County Clerk
P.O. Box 70
Manteo, NC 27954
Telephone: (252) 473-3438

Davidson County
Davidson County Clerk
P.O. Box 464
Lexington, NC 27293
Telephone: (336) 242-2003

Davie County
Davie County Clerk
123 S. Main St.
Mocksville, NC 27028
Telephone: (336) 751-2513

Duplin County
Duplin County Clerk
P.O. Box 970
Kenansville, NC 28349
Telephone: (919) 296-2108

Durham County
Durham County Health Department
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Telephone: (919) 560-7670

Edgecombe County
Edgecombe County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 386
Tarboro, NC 27886
Telephone: (252) 641-7928

Forsyth County
Forsyth County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 20639
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
Telephone: (336) 727-2259

Franklin County
Franklin Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 545
Louisburg, NC 27549
Telephone: (919) 496-3500

Gaston County
Gaston County Clerk
P.O. Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28053
Telephone: (704) 862-7686

Gates County
Gates County Clerk
P.O. Box 471
Gatesville, NC 27938
Telephone: (252) 357-0850

Graham County
Graham County Clerk
P.O. Box 406
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Telephone: (828) 479-7971

Granville County
Granville County Clerk
P.O. Box 427
Oxford, NC 27565
Telephone: (919) 693-6314

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
P.O. Box 86
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Telephone: (252) 747-3620

Guilford County
Guilford County Clerk
P.O. Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
Telephone: (336) 373-3239

Halifax County
Halifax County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Halifax, NC 27839
Telephone: (252) 583-2101

Harnett County
Harnett County Register of Deeds - Vital Records
729 South Main Street
P.O. Box 279
Lillington, NC 27546
Telephone: (910) 893-7542

Haywood County
Haywood County Clerk
County Courthouse
215 N. Main
Waynesville, NC 28786
Telephone: (828) 456-3540

Henderson County
Henderson County Clerk
200 N. Grove St., Suite 129
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Telephone: (828) 697-4906

Hertford County
Hertford County Clerk
P.O. Box 86
Winton, NC 27986
Telephone: (252) 358-7845

Hoke County
Hoke County Clerk
304 N. Main St.
Raeford, NC 28376
Telephone: (910) 875-2035

Hyde County
Hyde County Clerk
P.O. Box 337
Swanquarter, NC 27885
Telephone: (252) 926-4198

Iredell County
Iredell County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 904
Statesville, NC 28677-0788
Telephone: (704) 872-7468

Jackson County
Jackson County Clerk
401 Grindstaff Cove Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
Telephone: (828) 586-7532

Johnston County
Johnston County Clerk
P.O. Box 118
Smithfield, NC 27577
Telephone: (919) 989-5162

Jones County
Jones County Clerk
P.O. Box 189
Trenton, NC 28585
Telephone: (252) 448-2551

Lee County
Lee County Clerk
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27331
Telephone: (919) 774-4821

Lenoir County
Lenoir County Clerk
P.O. Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Telephone: (252) 523-6420

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 218
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Telephone: (704) 736-8534

Macon County
Macon County Register of Deeds
5 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone: (828) 349-2094

Madison County
Madison County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 66
Marshall, NC 28753
Telephone: (828) 649-3131

Martin County
Martin County Clerk
P.O. Box 348
Williamston, NC 27892-0668
Telephone: (252) 792-1683

McDowell County
McDowell County Clerk
1 S. Main St.
Marion, NC 28752
Telephone: (704) 652-4727

Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg Vital Records Office
700 East Stonewall Street
Charlotte, NC 28211
Telephone: (704) 336-2819
(704) 336-4798
(704) 336-5775

Mitchell County
Mitchell County Clerk
P.O. Box 82
Bakersville, NC 28705
Telephone: (828) 688-2139

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Clerk
P.O. Box 695
Troy, NC 27371
Telephone: (910) 576-4271

Moore County
Moore County Clerk
P.O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327
Telephone: (910) 947-6370

Nash County
Nash County Clerk
P.O. Box 974
Nashville, NC 27856
Telephone: (252) 459-9836

New Hanover County
New Hanover County Clerk
316 Princess St. Rm 216
Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: (910) 341-4538

Northampton County
Northampton County Clerk
P.O. Box 128
Jackson, NC 27845
Telephone: (252) 534-2511

Onslow County
Onslow County Clerk
P.O. Box 159, Rm 107
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Telephone: (910) 347-3451

Orange County
Orange County Clerk
208 S. Cameron St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone: (919) 732-8181

Pamlico County
Pamlico County Clerk
P.O. Box 423
Bayboro, NC 28515
Telephone: (919) 745-4421

Pasquotank County
Pasquotank County Clerk
P.O. Box 154
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
Telephone: (252) 335-4367

Pender County
Pender County Clerk
P.O. Box 43
Burgaw, NC 28425
Telephone: (919) 259-1225

Perquimans County
Perquimans County Clerk
P.O. Box 74
Hertford, NC 27944
Telephone: (252) 426-5660

Person County
Person County, Register of Deeds
Courthouse Square
Roxboro, NC 27573
Telephone: (910) 597-1733

Pitt County
Pitt County Clerk
P.O. Box 35
Greenville, NC 27835
Telephone: (252) 830-4128

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
P.O. Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
Telephone: (828) 894-8450

Randolph County
Randolph County Clerk
P.O. Box 4066
Asheboro, NC 27203
Telephone: (910) 318-6960

Richmond County
Richmond County Clerk
114 E. Franklin St., Suite 101
Rockingham, NC 28379
Telephone: (910) 997-8250

Robeson County
Robeson County Clerk
P.O. Box 22
Lumberton, NC 28358
Telephone: (910) 671-3044

Rockingham County
Rockingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 56
Wentworth, NC 27375
Telephone: (336) 342-8820

Rowan County
Rowan County Clerk
P.O. Box 2568
Salisbury, NC 28145
Telephone: (704) 638-3102

Rutherford County
Rutherford County Clerk
P.O. Box 551
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Telephone: (828) 287-6155

Sampson County
Sampson County Clerk
P.O. Box 256
Clinton, NC 28328
Telephone: (910) 592-8026

Scotland County
Scotland County Clerk
P.O. Box 769
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Telephone: (910) 277-2577

Stanley County
Stanley County Clerk
P.O. Box 97
Albemarle, NC 28002
Telephone: (704) 986-7235

Stokes County
Stokes County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Danbury, NC 27016
Telephone: (919) 593-2811

Surry County
Surry County Clerk
P.O. Box 303
Dobson, NC 27017
Telephone: (336) 386-9235

Swain County
Swain County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 417
Bryson City, NC 28713
Telephone: (828) 488-9273

Transylvania County
Transylvania County Clerk
12 E. Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712
Telephone: (828) 884-3162

Tyrrell County
Tyrrell County Clerk
P.O. Box 449
Columbia, NC 27925
Telephone: (252) 796-2901

Union County
Union County Clerk
P.O. Box 248
Monroe, NC 28111
Telephone: (704) 283-3794

Vance County
Vance County Clerk
122 Young St., Suite F
Henderson, NC 27536-2017
Telephone: (252) 438-4155

Wake County
Wake County Health Department
10 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27620
Telephone: (919) 250-3860

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
P.O. Box 506
Warrenton, NC 27589-1929
Telephone: (252) 257-3265

Washington County
Washington County Register of Deeds
120 Adam's Street
P.O. Box 1007
Plymouth, NC 27962
Telephone: (252) 793-2325

Watauga County
Watauga County Clerk
842 W. King St.
Courthouse Suite 9
Boone, NC 28607
Telephone: (828) 265-3936

Wayne County
Wayne County Clerk
P.O. Box 267
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Telephone: (919) 731-1449

Wilkes County
Wilkes County Register of Deeds
500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1000
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Telephone: (336) 651-7351

Wilson County
Wilson County Clerk
P.O. Box 1728
Wilson, NC 27894
Telephone: (252) 399-2935

Yadkin County
Yadkin County Clerk
P.O. Box 211
Yadkinville, NC 27055
Telephone: (336) 679-4225

Yancey County
Yancey County Clerk
County Courthouse, Room 4
Burnsville, NC 28714
Telephone: (828) 682-2174

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