Mecklenburg County magistrates won’t conduct marriage ceremonies during the week of the Democratic National Convention.
People will be able to get marriage licenses from the county’s Register of Deeds office from Sept. 4-7, officials said Wednesday. But the county said magistrates won’t be able to conduct marriage ceremonies at the courthouse or the magistrate’s office adjacent to Jail Central.
Court officials said earlier this month that they’re temporarily reassigning additional magistrates to Jail North to help deal with an anticipated spike in arrests during the DNC. Six to eight magistrates could work each shift at the arrest processing center, compared to two to four on a typical week.
The county said people who had wanted to get married by a magistrate between Sept. 4 and 7 should consider using magistrates in other cities or make arrangements with a minister, pastor, rabbi or others legally authorized to perform a marriage.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less