Apply for Marriage LicenseApply for Marriage License<p>​​​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/PublishingImages/Register%20of%20Deeds/MarraigeIcon.png" src="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/PublishingImages/Register%20of%20Deeds/MarraigeIcon.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:203px;" /></p><p> </p><p>In North Carolina the Register of Deeds is responsible for issuing marriage licenses. A marriage license that is issued by the Burke County Register of Deeds is valid to use in any county in the state of North Carolina. Both applicants must be present when applying for a marriage license.  The license is valid for 60 days.  Once the marriage ceremony is preformed the marriage license must be returned the office of Register of Deeds to be placed on permanent public record.</p><h1> </h1><h1>Required Identification and Documentation​</h1><h3> <br>Identification<br></h3><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-2" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-2"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:100%;">​Applicants over 18 may use:</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:100%;">​Valid driver’s license</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​Valid state-issued ID card</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​Valid passport</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​Valid military ID</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​Certified copy of birth certificate</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><h3> Social Security Number</h3><p>Both Applicants must provide verification of their Social Security number. Forms of verification are Social Security Card or W-2 form.<br>Applicants that do not have a Social Security number may complete an affidavit attesting to this fact.<br></p><h3> Fee​ </h3><p>The fee for a marriage license is $60. The only form of payment accepted for a marriage license is cash.<br><br>Applications for marriage licenses are accepted between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday.​<br>Please click below to be directed to the online marriage application.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a class="btn" href="https://rod.burkenc.org/Marriage/MarriageApplication.aspx" target="_blank">Online Marriage Application</a> </p> <h3 style="vertical-align:middle;"> </h3>