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Marriage Records

[lsvr_content_box]Please click HERE to request and purchase your record online.  All major credit and debit cards are accepted for online requests.  The online system will charge a convenience fee of $3.35 per transaction along with applicable credit fees in addition to the standard fees for certified and un-certified copies of vital records.

Pender County is serious about protecting the identity of its citizens.  Therefore, when ordering online, we will perform an ID verification process.  This process will include a series of questions at the end of the ordering process.  Your answers to these questions along with the information provided on the order form will aid our processors in making sure that your vital record is sent the appropriate address.

The Pender County Register of Deeds Office has a record of all marriage licenses that have been issued in Pender County since 1868. In that year, a new North Carolina Constitution transferred the duty of recording marriages from the Clerk of Court to the Register of Deeds and also required a license to be issued instead of a bond. While there is a record of all the marriages licenses that have been issued since 1868, numerous original marriage certificates issued prior to 1902 are missing.

North Carolina Law only allows Certified Marriage Certificates to be issued to the following:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Child or Step-child
  • Grandchild
  • Your parent
  • Grandparent
  • Those seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights
  • Authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of the person who’s certificate is being requested

Pender County Marriage Certificate Application
(Acrobat PDF Version)

To Search Online Records Click Here

The Pender County Register of Deeds requires that anyone wishing to obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate either in person or by mail must provide a valid government issued picture ID to identify themselves.


  • Certified Copies are $10.00 each
  • Un-certified Copies are $1.00

You may visit the Register of Deeds office in person to obtain a certified copy during regular business hours. We are located 300 E. Fremont St. Burgaw, NC 28425.

Remember you must present a valid government issued picture ID in order to obtain a certified copy.

If you cannot visit our office you may obtain a certified copy by mail. The requestor must submit a written request that includes the requestor’s relationship to the individual named on the certificate, the full names of the couple named on the certificate, and their date of marriage. In addition, the requestor must submit a copy of a government issued picture ID, the statutory fee of $10 and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please be advised that only money orders and personal checks written on North Carolina banks will be accepted as payment. The written request, ID and fee should be mailed to the Pender County Register of Deeds, Post Office Box 43, Burgaw, NC 28425.[/lsvr_content_box]

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