Where do I go to apply for a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina?

To apply for a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina, you can start out by completing the marriage license application online. The application can be found at Asheville Marriage License.

After you have submitted the marriage license application online, you need to appear with your prospective spouse in person at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office. The office is located at 35 Woodfin Street, Suite 226, in Asheville, North Carolina. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What do I need to bring to the Register of Deeds office?

When you appear at the Register of Deeds office, you will need to bring a valid photo I.D. such as a passport or driver’s license. You will also need to bring your social security card and the marriage license fee.

How old do I have to be to apply for a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina?

To apply for a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina without parental consent, you should be at least 18 years of age. Applicants under the age of 21 will also have to provide addition documents when they apply. See the official website of the Buncombe County Register of Deeds for more information: Asheville Marriage License

Do I need to have a blood test before I apply for a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina?

No. The Buncombe County Register of Deeds office does not require blood tests from marriage license applicants.

How much will I have to pay to receive a marriage license in Asheville, North Carolina?

When you appear at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office in Asheville to apply for your marriage license, you should be prepared to pay the marriage license fee, which is currently $60.00.

How long is my marriage license valid in Asheville, North Carolina?

The marriage license that you receive from the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office is valid for a period of 60 days. If you do not have your wedding ceremony before the marriage license expires, you will be required to re-apply for your marriage license. There is no waiting period before your marriage license becomes valid once you receive the license. Your marriage license will be valid anywhere in North Carolina.

Who can I ask to perform my marriage ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina? 

The person that you ask to perform your marriage ceremony should be authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in the state of North Carolina. If you have questions about who is authorized to perform your marriage ceremony, you should contact the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office.

What do I do to receive a marriage certificate in Asheville, North Carolina?

After your marriage ceremony has been performed, your signed marriage license must be returned to the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office within 10 days. After your signed marriage license has been recorded, the office will issue your marriage certificate. There is a $10.00 fee for each certified copy of your marriage certificate. You can download the marriage certificate order form online at Buncombe County Marriage License

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