How to Obtain a Forsyth County Marriage Certificate Online

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Get a Certified Copy of Your Forsyth County Marriage Certificate Fast

A is an official recording of a couple's marriage used for legitimation purposes, genealogical research, or divorce proceedings. As with other vital records, obtaining a marriage certificate is not a one-day affair. There are many back and forth processes that could consume much of your time.

However, you don't have to handle all the bureaucratic processes on your own. DoNotPay is here to help. DoNotPay can help you obtain copies of certified, US government-issued marriage certificates right from your laptop to prove your marriage, obtain Visas, permits, financial benefits, and more. Through our Certificates of Marriage product, you can digitally apply and request certified copies straight from your laptop.

Now let’s learn more about Forsyth County marriage certificates.

Who Can Marry In Forsyth County?

Anyone above 18 years can legally marry in Forsyth County, NC, without parental consent. Both parties must present a valid government-issued photo ID and verification of the US social security number.

What Are the Forsyth County Marriage Application Requirements?

Check out the table below.

Anyone wishing to get married in Forsyth county can apply for a marriage license in the county office or online.The marriage license should be obtained prior to the wedding ceremony. You must apply for a marriage license within 60 days of the actual wedding date. If the license is not used within the time frame, it will expire.

Additionally, the marriage license may be used in any county within the state. The following are the other requirements to keep in mind:

  • Both parties have to make the application in person for the marriage license
  • Should one person fail to appear, a notarized Affidavit for a Marriage License should be presented for the absent partner
  • The completed license must be returned within ten days after the ceremony for processing

How Much Is a Marriage License In Forsyth County?

Forsyth County's marriage license fee is $60. You should add $10 if a certified copy is needed for a total of $70. The fee for the magistrate to perform a marriage ceremony is $50.00 cash only. You can pay the license fee in cash, money order, or credit/debit card.

Are There Any Specific Requirements for Divorced Applicants?

Divorced applicants should know the exact date of their divorce. If your divorce process isn't complete in 30 days, you must present a filled and signed divorce decree copy. Where the previous marriage ended in death, you should bring along the deceased person's death certificate.

Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony In Forsyth County?

The following people are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony in Forsyth County, NC:

  • A magistrate
  • Federal or state-recognized Indian Nation or Tribe
  • Minister authorized by a church
  • An ordained minister of any religious denomination

The person who officiates a wedding ceremony has to return the completed copies of the marriage license to the register of deeds office within ten days after the ceremony.

How Do I Request a Copy of a Marriage Certificate

You have to complete and mail the application form to request a copy of the marriage certificate. You must pay a $10.00 search fee for marriage requests. You should also pay a copy fee of $5.00 for each copy requested.

How to Get a Marriage Certificate In Forsyth County

Here is a step-by-step guide to getting your marriage license and :

  1. Set a place or date for your wedding
  2. Go to the county clerk's office for a marriage license. Bring along all the requirements for the license.
  3. Obtain signatures from your officiant and witnesses. The signatures can be appended before, after, or during the wedding ceremony.
  4. The officiant will turn in the completed license to the county either in person or by mail.
  5. Your marriage certificate is issued by the county.

How to Order/Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Forsyth County with DoNotPay

The DIY method to is long and tedious. DoNotPay can take this burden away from you. Follow the seven easy steps below to get a marriage certificate:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.

  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.

  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

  7. Finally, you can schedule a notarization appointment with our notary product if you want your document to be notarized. If you don't wish to notarize, proceed to our Mail Checks product and DoNotPay will mail-in your request form with a check for you.

And you’re all set!

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A marriage certificate is a vital document for married couples. Getting one should not be a difficult process. DoNotPay can help you obtain copies of certified, US government-issued marriage certificates right from your laptop to prove your marriage, obtain Visas, permits, financial benefits, and more. Join DoNotPay today to get a certified copy of your vital records!

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