Click here to make sure you have reviewed our REQUIREMENTS before applying for your marriage license which can be found on the Register of Deeds home page.
By using this online application process, you will expedite your time at the Register of Deeds office. Please complete your application in its entirety and ensure that all of the information is accurate to the best of your knowledge. There are certain fields that are required in order to submit your application through this system. When you complete the application, you will be notified if any required fields are not fully completed.
In order to claim your marriage license after submitting an automated application, both the bride and groom must appear in person at the Catawba County Register of Deeds office. Once you have completed the required additional information (providing social security cards, IDs and any other required documents) a staff member will administer an oath to the bride and groom prior to obtaining the necessary signatures on the actual license.
You must come to the Registers office within 15 days of completing this online submission. After that time, we will no longer store this submission, and you will be required to re-input this data when you arrive at the Register’s office. Pursuant to North Carolina, once a marriage license has been issued, it is only valid for sixty (60) days. If the marriage does not occur within sixty (60) days of issuance of the license, a new license application must be submitted and additional fees paid.
Note: If you submit an application and later discover that you made a data entry error, DO NOT submit another application. Instead, please bring any corrections to the attention of Register’s staff in the office when you come to complete the application process.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Catawba County Register of Deeds office at (828) 465-1573.
If ready to apply for your marriage license, please click on the "Proceed to Application" link below.
Donna Hicks Spencer