Lenoir County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Lenoir County Clerk Offices
Lenoir County Clerk101 North Queen StreetKinstonNC28501252-559-6420
Lenoir County Clerk130 South Queen StreetKinstonNC28501252-527-2547
La Grange City Clerk203 South Center StreetLa GrangeNC28551252-566-3186
Lenoir County Town & City Halls
Grifton City Hall528 Queen StGriftonNC28530252-524-5168
La Grange Town Hall203 South Center StreetLa GrangeNC28551252-566-3827
Pink Hill Town Hall303 Central AvePink HillNC28572252-568-3181
Lenoir County Marriage License Office
Lenoir County Marriage LicenseLenoir County Administration Building, 101 N. Queen StreetKinstonNC28502252-559-6420
Lenoir County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Lenoir County Divorce Certificates
Lenoir County Marriage Applications
Lenoir County Register of Deeds County Records
Statistics
Married Couples 10,159 (43.7%)
Unmarried Couples 1,084 (1.9%)
Never Married Men 7,385 (33.2%)
Never Married Women 6,701 (26.9%)
Separated Men 663 (3.0%)
Separated Women 1,282 (5.1%)
Widowed Men 867 (3.9%)
Widowed Women 3,132 (12.6%)
Divorced Men 2,070 (9.3%)
Divorced Women 3,127 (12.5%)

Where to Find Marriage Records in Lenoir County North Carolina

Marriage Records in Lenoir County North Carolina

Marriage Records in Lenoir County, North Carolina is maintained at the Office of the Clerk Recorder in each county. You may also go to the City Hall or any designated location for marriage licenses. The marriage record in Lenoir County is considered public information. All public information regarding marriage is public record and can be accessed by anyone who requests it. This means that anyone can access records and look them up for whatever purposes they might have. If you’re wondering how a marriage license looks like, here’s what you should expect.

At first glance you’ll see a standard form for a marriage license. It will list the name of the couple, their parents and their witnesses. If you have any addenda, like a reason why the witnesses were not present, the notation will be noted as well. After the couple signs the bottom of the application, it’ll be folded up and filed. The certificate of marriage is then mailed to the couple’s address with a request that it be returned with a stamped envelope for a copy of the certificate.

If there is an additional requirement (like having to pay an administrative fee), the application will include the needed information for this. Once you receive your certificate, you’ll simply show it to the State Licensing Board where the license was issued. They’ll verify that you’re authorized to marry and issue you a license. Marriage records in Lenoir County can also be searched online; however, you won’t get very detailed information or be able to fax it directly from one site to another.

Once the license is issued, you’ll be required to complete a marriage bond. If you fail to do so, you face fines. Marriage licenses are confidential, so no one outside of the issuing office will have any knowledge of it. The license is valid for only three years, after which you must apply for a new one. However, this renewal isn’t required, so if you wish to renew your license, you can do so.

You’ll also have to provide proof that you’ve been divorced and your license is active. To do this, you’ll need copies of certificates from the county where the ceremony was held and your state’s Vital Records Registry. To find your state’s register of deeds, search your state’s department of revenue website. Once you have these important pieces of information, you can visit the courthouse of the county where the license was issued and obtain the vital records that you’ll need to add to your file.

There are other places that have marriage records. For instance, county libraries often keep marriage certificates. Some cities maintain their own marriage records online, but these aren’t accessible from public services. Most of the information you’ll need to conduct a thorough background check on someone comes from the marriage records themselves. This means paying a fee for a service that gives you access to public records.