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Delayed Marriage Certificate Requirements

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G. S. 51-21 authorizes the filing of a Delayed Marriage Certificate by the Office of the Register of Deeds where the original license was issued upon being furnished with one of more of the following:
  1. The affidavit of at least two witnesses to the marriage ceremony;
  2. The affidavit of one or both parties to the marriage, accompanied by the affidavit of at least on witness to the marriage ceremony;
  3. The affidavit of the minister or other person authorized by law who performed the marriage ceremony, accompanied by the affidavit of one or more witnesses to the ceremony or one of the parties thereto.
The Delayed Marriage Certificate must contain the date it was issued and the date the marriage took place.

The cost for filing a Delayed Marriage Certificate is twenty dollars ($20.00).