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Wedding FAQ

What are the Wedding/Event fees?

Please view our Wedding/Event Addendum for information regarding our event fees, security deposits, etc.

Marriage Law:
Age requirement 18 (16 with parental consent)
Under 21 requires a birth certificate
Cost $50.00
No waiting period
A blood test is not required
License is valid for 60 days (all areas of North Carolina)

Other Requirements:
Social security card or proof of your social security number (pay stub, tax return, etc.)
Photo ID
Two witnesses must be present at the ceremony
A divorce decree is required if either applicant is divorced

*If an applicant does not have a social security number, they must contact a notary public

Marriage Certificate Requirements:
Couple's names and address
Date of the marriage
The county that issues the license
The date of the license
The minister or magistrate's signature

The minister or magistrate must return the marriage certificate to the Register of Deeds

Outer Banks Register of Deeds

Dare County Government Center
926 Marshall Collins Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3438
Hours: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
(for the areas of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head & Manteo)

Currituck County
Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 71
Currituck, NC 27929
252-232-3297
Hours: 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday
(for Corolla)

Magistrates
Dare County 252-473-2010
Currituck County 252-232-3297

Special Permits and Policies:
Please contact town officials for information on local noise ordinances. If you are planning to have your event on the beach, please contact the town for policies regarding tents, chairs, arches and fireworks. Permits are required for any wedding being held on National Park Service land.

Dare County 252-475-5000 www.co.dare.nc.us

Town of Duck 252-255-1234 www.townofduck.com

Southern Shores 252-261-2394 www.southernshores.org

Kitty Hawk 252-261-3552 www.townofkittyhawk.org

Kill Devil Hills 252-449-5300 www.kdhnc.com

Nags Head 252-441-5508 www.townofnagshead.net

Manteo 252-473-2133 www.manteo.govoffice.com

Currituck County 252-232-6200 www.co.currituck.nc.us

National Park Service 252-473-2111 

Outer Banks Transportation The nearest airport is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) 757-857-3351 www.norfolkairport.com

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