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Marriage Records

The Duplin County Register of Deeds Office has a record of all marriage licenses that have been issued in Duplin 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. 

WHO MAY OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY 

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  

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IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Duplin 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. 

FEES

  • Certified Copies are $10.00 each
  • Uncertified Copies are $0.25 (If request is processed via US Postal Service Mail then the first copy is $0.75 and each additional copy requested is $0.25)  

REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON 

You may visit the Register of Deeds office in person to obtain a certified copy during regular business hours. We are located in Room #106 of the Duplin County Courthouse Annex at 118 Duplin Street, Kenansville, NC 28349.

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

REQUESTS VIA MAIL 

If you cannot visit our office you may obtain a certified copy by mail. For certified copies, 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 Duplin County Register of Deeds, Post Office Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.

If you cannot visit our office you may obtain an uncertified copy by mail. The requestor must submit a written request that includes the full names of the couple named on the certificate, and their date of marriage. Please be advised that the first copy is $0.75 and each additional copy requested in the same order is $0.25. 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 Duplin County Register of Deeds, Post Office Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.

Duplin County Application for Copy of a Vital Record
(Acrobat PDF Version)

ONLINE MARRIAGE DATABASE SEARCH 

Search our marriage indexes: rod.duplincounty.org

Phone: (910) 296-2108
Fax: (910) 296-2344
Mailing Address: PO Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349
Location: Duplin County Courthouse Annex, Room #106
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
E-mail: dbrinson@duplincountync.com