Posted on 8/14/2009
Marriage License and Real Estate Fees Increasing September and October
The Governor signed a NC General Assembly proposal to increase fees. Marriage license fees will increase by $10 effective September 1, 2009. The money will be used for Domestic Violence programs. A second proposal effective October 1, 2009, will increase recordings of Deeds of Trust and Deeds. Look on pages 174-175 & 187 of the Senate Bill for details.
Identification for Marriage License Applications and Certified Copies of Vital Records
Effective August 1, 2009, please be prepared to show valid photo identification when requesting certified records as there are restrictions to certified copies. Valid photo ID plus a Social Security card is also required for marriage license applications. This policy is in accordance with North Carolina law. A list of acceptable ID can be found on our website and is based on NC Division of Motor Vehicles standards. Click here to see a list of acceptable identification.
Mail Requests for Certified Copies
Certified copies of Vital Records are $10 each. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. Do not mail cash. Payment should be by money order or bank counter check.
To request a certified copy by mail, print the Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Record. This form must be notarized. Mail the application with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to ROD Vitals • 201 North Chestnut Street • Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Are you planning to send someone in to pick up a certified copy for you? Be sure to give them the notarized Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Record PLUS a notarized Agent Authorization certifying who you gave permission to pick up the record(s) for which you are entitled. That person will need both forms, their valid photo ID and $10 for each copy. For more information please call (336) 703-2700.