The Wake County Communications Office accepts public records requests online. The automated system contacts members of the Communications Office staff as soon as an online form is completed and provides a confirmation e-mail to the submitter. This streamlines the request process for members of the media, citizens and staff.

Please see if your inquiry falls into any of these categories below before submitting a request through our online system.
The following is a list of common public records requests.

Marriage Records

You can search for a marriage record by visiting the Register of Deeds office located at:
Wake County Register of Deeds
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC 27601

Property and Tax Records

Wake County Revenue Department
Property and tax information is managed by the Wake County Revenue Department. Information can be accessed using owner name or address through the 
Real Estate Search online service. You can also search for tax bills online.

Register of Deeds Office
Recorded real estate legal documents and deeds can be researched online through the Register of Deeds BOOKS system. Learn more about the Register of Deeds Office.

Divorce Records/Traffic Violation Records/Criminal and Civil Disputes

You can obtain information regarding a divorce, traffic violation or other court-related records, such as criminal and civil disputes, by contacting the Wake County Clerk of Court, using the information below.
Honorable Jennifer Knox
Clerk of Superior Court
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St., 2nd Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601

Wake County Public School System Records

Wake County Government does not house records related to Wake County Public School System. To obtain information related to WCPSS, use the contact information below.
Wake County Public School System
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518