Rules and Regulations

A marriage license can be obtained by contacting the County Register of Deeds:

CourthouseBuncombe County Register of Deeds:

Marriage License Requirements:

  • No physical or blood test is required.
  • There is no waiting period.
  • The license expires after 60 days.
  • There is a $60 fee for the application.
  • A certified Certificate of Marriage can be obtained from the Register of Deeds for $10.
  • The marriage may occur in any county in the state.
  • The ceremony must be performed by a Magistrate in the Court System or by an ordained minister; the minister does not have to be local.

The bride and groom will need to provide the following information:

  • Parents’ names and current address.
  • State of parents’ births.
  • If previously married, the date that the last marriage ended.

The bride and groom will also be required to show identification depending on age:

  • Over age 21: A valid photo ID and Social Security card
  • Under age 18: A valid photo ID, Social Security card, and certified birth certificate, as well as the photo ID and signature of a parent with legal guardianship.