The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Wake County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions for Wake County.
If you are requesting a certified copy of your marriage license and have recently been married, please do not request a copy until 10 days after your marriage date. This is to allow time for the marriage officiant to return the license.
NOTICE: All online orders will be mailed directly to you.
Charges will apply when ordering vital records. Please note the information below:
- Requests will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis
- Birth and death records are available back to 1913
- Marriage records are available back to 1932
- Requests for information can be completed online and will be processed during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:45 PM), excluding County Holidays (Click here to view the holiday schedule).
- Orders are mailed 1 or 2 business days after receipt of all required information. Allow time for USPS to deliver.
- For requests submitted after 4 pm, the earliest that a request can be processed and sent is the next business day.
Click the appropriate link button on the left to request a vital record.
All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any inaccurate information may result in your record not being processed. All communication with regard to your order, payment, our progress, and the records delivery will be sent via email.
Please Note: North Carolina law limits who is entitled to certified copies. Not answering the Identity Verification questions at the end of the application process could result in a denial of your request, as we will not be able to determine your identity.
The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have legal questions.
|Certified Birth Certificate||$10.00 ea *|
|Certified Marriage Certificate||$10.00 ea *|
|Certified Death Certificate||$10.00 ea *|
|Marriage License||$60.00 ea|
Add additional $3.00 convenience will be applied to all online orders
|NC General Statute 130A-26A||It is a felony violation to fraudulently request a certified copy of a vital record or obtain, possess, sell, furnish, use, or attempt to use for any purpose of deception a North Carolina Vital Record.|
|NC General Statute 130A-93||This statute specifies who is entitled to obtain a certified copy of a North Carolina Vital Record. Those entitled to obtain a North Carolina Vital Record are as follows: yourself, spouse, brother / sister, child / step-child, parent / step-parent, grandparent, grandchild, authorized agent, attorney or other legal representative (proof required).|
Wake County Register of Deeds
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC 27601
Attention: Vital Records
P.O. Box 1897
Raleigh, NC 27602-1897
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For Technical Support, Contact:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:45 PM