Marriage Licenses

The Register of Deeds Office issues and records licenses for marriages performed in Haywood County. The requirements are as follows:

The Marriage License fee is $60.

There is no waiting period. Blood tests or physicals are not required.

The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

The license is valid in any county in North Carolina and is returned to the Register of Deeds in the county in which it was issued. Failure to do so subjects the person performing the ceremony to a $200.00 fine.

Both parties must appear before the Register of Deeds staff. Both parties must present identification in the form of a valid State or Federal issued picture I.D.

Both parties must be 18 years of age.

Both parties must provide proof of social security number.

If either party has been married before, please know the month and year of how the last marriage ended.  If divorced, please provide a copy of the divorce papers.

Please call the Register of Deeds office for underage marriage requirements.

An online marriage application is available as a time saving advantage at the following link.

The online marriage application will be printed for your review when you come to the Register of Deeds office to apply for the marriage license.

The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is (828)452-6635. Please call if there are any further questions.