Pender County North Carolina Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Pender County Clerk Office
Pender County ClerkPO Box 5BurgawNC28425910-259-1200
Pender County Town & City Halls
Atkinson Town Hall300 West Henry StreetAtkinsonNC28421910-283-7341
Burgaw Town Hall109 North Walker StreetBurgawNC28425910-259-2151
Surf City Town Hall214 North New River DriveSurf CityNC28445910-328-4131
Wallace Town Hall316 E Murray StWallaceNC28466910-285-2099
Watha Town Hall425 Watha RoadWathaNC28478910-285-7210
Pender County Marriage License Office
Pender County Marriage LicenseHoward Holly Building, 300 E. Fremont StreetBurgawNC28425910-259-1225
Pender County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Pender County Cemetery Records
Pender County Divorce Certificates
Pender County Genealogy Records
Pender County Marriage Certificates & Records
Pender County Register of Deeds County Records
Pender County Register of Deeds Office Website
Pender County Register of Deeds Vital Records


Married Couples10,986 (52.2%)
Unmarried Couples876 (1.6%)
Never Married Men6,929 (29.8%)
Never Married Women5,647 (23.8%)
Separated Men724 (3.1%)
Separated Women717 (3.0%)
Widowed Men850 (3.7%)
Widowed Women2,679 (11.3%)
Divorced Men2,773 (11.9%)
Divorced Women2,414 (10.2%)

What Are Public Marriage Records?

The retrieval of vital public records is a matter of state and federal law. Therefore, the marriage records in Pender County, North Carolina are maintained in separate files. These records are controlled by the State Vital Statistics Office. These files are kept at the county seat or the county headquarters. Typically, marriage licenses are issued by the clerk of court at the county headquarters.

There are various reasons why someone would want to retrieve public records on marriages. One reason could be to put an end to some type of grudge that has been left from the past. You may wish to put an end to some type of an embarrassing situation. Maybe you want to verify some information about your family tree or genealogy. Many people also perform a search on their ancestry to verify that they do in fact have relatives that are living in the United States.

The information contained in the marriage records in Pender County, North Carolina are well protected under the Freedom of Information Act. This act guarantees that you are entitled to the right to view the records. It also entitles you to have an appeal when the records are withheld.

Marriage records are public information in most states in North America. If you are looking for marriage records in Pender County, North Carolina, you will need to fill out a request for information. The county clerk of court will forward your request to the State Vital Statistics Office for processing. The state office will give you the information within a few business days. Once the records are processed, you will then be able to obtain copies of the records through mail, faxes or online filing.

Marriage records are maintained in two locations: at the county seat or at the county headquarters. If you would like to obtain records from your county seat, you will need to visit the courthouse. If you would like to access the records from the county headquarters, you may need to contact them directly. There are times when the county headquarters may restrict the hours that you can access their records.

Marriage records are confidential. State laws do not make them public. Anyone who obtains this information is bound by the law not to disclose it or make it available to anyone else. Marriage records that are kept confidential can only be obtained by the individuals involved in the marriage or by a legal representative of one of the parties (usually the county clerk). If the information is disclosed, it may cause embarrassment and can lead to actions against the individual.