§ 51-8.2.  Issuance of marriage license when applicant is unable to appear.

If an applicant for a marriage license is over 18 years of age and is unable to appear in person at the register of deeds' office, the other party to the planned marriage must appear in person on behalf of the applicant and submit a sworn and notarized affidavit in lieu of the absent applicant's personal appearance.

The affidavit shall be in the following or some equivalent form:

__________, [applicant] appearing before the undersigned notary and being duly sworn, says that:

1.   I, __________, [applicant's name] am applying for a license in _______ County, North Carolina, to marry _______ [name of other applicant] in North Carolina within the next 60 days and I am authorized under G.S. 51-8.2 to complete this Affidavit in Lieu of Personal Appearance for Marriage License Application.

I attach: (1) documentation that I am over 18 years of age as required in county of issuance; and (2) documentation of divorce as required by county of issuance.

2.   I submit the following information in applying for a marriage license:

Name: ____________________________________________________________

First                             Middle                                     Last

Residence: _________________________________________________________

State                            County                                    City or Town


Street and Number

Inside City Limits (Yes or No): ________________________________________

Birthplace: _________________________________________________________

County & State or Country

Birth Date: ______________ Age: ____

Father: ____________________________________________________________

Name               State of Birth


Address (if living) or Deceased

Mother: ___________________________________________________________

Name               State of Birth


Address (if living) or Deceased

Race (Optional): ____________________________________________________

Number of this marriage: 1st, 2nd, etc. ___________________________________

Last Marriage Ended by: ______________________________________________

Death, Divorce, Annulment

Date Marriage Ended: ________________________________________________

Specify Highest Grade Completed in School (Optional): ____________________

Social Security # ______________ (If applicant does not have Social Security number, attach affidavit of ineligibility)

I hereby make application to the Register of Deeds for a Marriage License and solemnly swear that all of the statements contained in the above application are true and I further make oath that there is no legal impediment to such marriage.


Signature of Applicant

Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this _____ day of __________, ______.


[Seal] Notary Public

My commission expires: ______


[Notary's typed or printed name].

 (2001-62, s. 9.)