Marriage Licenses
 We are able to accept cash or check only for transactions in-house, including Marriage Licenses. No debit or credit cards.

Couples who wish to obtain a marriage license in Rockingham County may complete their application online by clicking the link below or in person at the Rockingham County Register of Deeds office.

Licenses are issued Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order. We do not schedule appointments but both parties must appear in the office at the same time.


Marriage License w/Border



Please Note: the online application only works using the Internet Explorer Browser and may not work for some cell phone carriers. Please do not try to submit an application using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.


Fee: $61.00 = License ($60) + Keepsake Copy ($1). Cash, check, or money order only.


Marriage licenses may be used in any North Carolina county within sixty (60) days of issuance. The license must be returned to the county that issued the license within ten (10) days after the marriage has been performed.

For Applicants Ages 21 and over, you must provide:
  1. Valid picture identification, such as:
    • State Driver's License
    • State-issued Identification
    • Passport
    • Military I.D.
  2. Your social security number.
  3. If previously divorced, you must provide the month and year of your last divorce. If the divorce was finalized within 30 days of applying for the marriage license, the applicant must provide a copy of the divorce decree. The Rockingham County Register of Deeds does not handle divorces. To obtain information about divorce proceedings occurring in Rockingham County, contact the Clerk of Court (336-634-6000).
For applicants ages 18-20 you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate in English or a notarized translation. If translated, bring both the original and the notarized translated copy in addition to the items listed above.

For applicants ages 16-17, In addition to the items listed above, a written consent to the marriage must be filed with the Register of Deeds, said consent having been signed by (1) a parent having full or joint legal custody of the underage party; or (2) by a person, agency, or institution having legal custody or serving as a guardian of the underage party. Proof of custody or guardianship is required. Proper identification is required. The consent form is available at the Register of Deeds office.

Applicants Age 15, a certified court order authorizing the marriage signed by the District Court Judge in addition to items listed above.

Social Security Number Requirements: G.S. 51-8 requires each applicant for a marriage license to furnish their Social Security number. If an applicant does not have a Social Security number and is ineligible to obtain one, the applicant must complete an affidavit which can be filled out in our office.


Marriages in North Carolina may be performed pursuant to G.S. 51-1 by:

  • An ordained minister of any religious denomination
  • A minister authorized by a church
  • A magistrate (contact a magistrate directly (336-634-0210) to confirm hours of operation and fees)
  • In accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination, or federally or state recognized Indian Nation or Tribe

It is unlawful to solemnize a marriage in North Carolina without a completed marriage license issued by the Register of Deeds office.



The information on this website is furnished as a public service, and the user accepts and understands that the Register of Deeds makes no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this information. Furthermore, we assume no responsibility or liability associated with the use or misuse of this information. Information provided is not to be misconstrued as legal advice; always seek the advice of an attorney.


    Contact Us
    Phone: (336) 342-8820

    Fax: (336) 342-6209

    Physical Address
    170 NC 65, Suite 150
    Reidsville, NC 27320

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 56
    Wentworth, NC 27375


     Rockingham County North Carolina
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    Rockingham County Government
    371 NC Hwy 65
    Reidsville NC 27320
    Phone: 336.342.8100
    Fax: 336.342.8105