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Legal Information For Your Outer Banks Wedding

A marriage ceremony can not take place unless a valid marriage license had been issued.  Persons can not apply for the license after the ceremony.

There must be two witnesses at your marriage ceremony, whether it is civil or religious.

You may obtain your license from any Register of Deeds in North Carolina. The below links are the two counties that encompass my service area.

Dare County Register of Deeds
Dare County Justice Center
962 Marshal Collins Drive

Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Dare County Register of Deeds website

online application

Currituck County Register of Deeds
Currituck County Governmental Center
P.O. Box 71
Currituck, North Carolina 27929
US Hwy 158, 12 miles south of VA/NC state line

Currituck County Register of Deeds website

Other Useful Information:

Beach Permits
Southern Shores doesn't require a permit for the use of the beach but they request that guests not park on property belonging to local residents.

Nags Head doesn't require a town permit for wedding ceremonies on the beach. But please keep in mind that structures on the beach such as tents, chairs, etc. are not allowed in order to maintain clear access by beach patrol lifeguards.

National Park Service
For information on fees and permits required at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit the website or contact the Special Park Uses Coordinator at (252) 473-2111, Ext. 121.

Patricia A. Walden, Outer Banks Wedding Officiant
Simply Weddings OBX
252.423.0763 -
Member of the Outer Banks Wedding Association
Outer Banks Wedding Association
Coypright 2018 Simply Weddings OBX ~ Patricia A. Walden, non denominational wedding officiant serving the Outer Banks since 2003.