Rutherford County North Carolina Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Rutherford County Clerk Offices
Rutherford County Clerk289 North Main StreetRutherfordtonNC28139828-287-6045
Ellenboro Town Clerk163 Depot StreetEllenboroNC28040828-453-8611
Forest City Clerk128 North Powell StreetForest CityNC28043828-248-5202
Rutherford County Town & City Halls
Rutherfordton City Hall221 Northview-Dorsey StreetRutherfordtonNC28139828-287-7943
Bostic Town Hall104 Pearidge RoadBosticNC28018828-245-5108
Forest City Hall128 N Powell StForest CityNC28043828-245-0148
Forest Town Hall128 N Powell StForest CityNC28043828-245-4747
Rutherford County Marriage License Office
Rutherford County Marriage License229 North Main StreetRutherfordtonNC28139
Rutherford County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Rutherford County Divorce Certificates
Rutherford County Genealogy Records
Rutherford County Library System Genealogy Records
Rutherford County Marriage Certificates & Records
Rutherford County Register of Deeds Vital Records


Married Couples12,825 (48.4%)
Unmarried Couples1,399 (2.1%)
Never Married Men7,572 (28.6%)
Never Married Women6,431 (22.4%)
Separated Men638 (2.4%)
Separated Women872 (3.0%)
Widowed Men1,342 (5.1%)
Widowed Women3,887 (13.5%)
Divorced Men3,014 (11.4%)
Divorced Women4,033 (14.0%)

Where to Find Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Rutherford County North Carolina are considered public information. This means that anyone can have access to them. All you need is the name of the couple and their parents or legal guardians. This information is kept in two different places: at the county courthouse and also at the state vital statistics office. The first mentioned is where you need to go to get more detailed information while the latter is for official information.

There are some cases when you may be required to obtain these marriage records. You may be inter-racial or of a new religion coming into a new neighbourhood. This is why it is important to know everything about yourself before entering into a marriage. These records can help you verify the details given by your fiancee. For example, should she tell you she was born in Texas but says she was born in Tennessee, this will help you confirm her claims.

Marriage records can also be requested from the Office of the Clerk Recorder of any county in North Carolina. However, most counties in this state do not have their own marriage records online yet. If you want to request one, you will need to call the Office of the Clerk Recorder at your locality and ask for information either in person by mail or by fax. Marriage Records in Rutherford County can be requested for free.

Marriage records can give you great insight into the marriage history of someone. You can find out if the person you are marrying is divorced, widow, widower, child or not. There can also be unverifiable discrepancies in the time period or location of the marriage. For this reason, you should make sure that you have all the information needed before you file for a marriage.

The fee you will have to pay for marriage records in North Carolina will depend on the information you want. If the person you are looking for has been divorced, their records are available for purchase. If the person you are checking up on is married before, the fees are a bit higher. You will be charged at least fifty dollars (Nashville) or one hundred dollars (Rutherford County) for each copy of the marriage record you require.

The State of Tennessee does not require that you show a photo ID when you obtain copies of marriage records. However, you will still be expected to provide some proof of identity such as a driver’s license or a social security card. Without the proper identification documentation, the records cannot be processed. Most counties will also charge an administrative fee if the request is for more than one record. These fees are usually handled through the Department of Health’s Vital Statistics Office.