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The license is valid for 60 days from the date of purchase. It is only valid for use in the state of North Carolina.
The marriage ceremony MUST be performed within 60 days after the license is issued. If ceremony is NOT performed within 60 days following issuance of license, another license must be issued before a marriage can be performed. A Magistrate, Minister, or any other person authorized by their religious denomination, or federally recognized Indian Tribe, may perform a marriage ceremony. Prior to coming into the office you may complete this information to save time.