Wake County Register of Deeds is continuing to provide all services. This page explains how the services are delivered under the current circumstances.
 
Online Land Records and Vital Records Search
 
There is no change in how service is provided Search here: Consolidated Real Property Search Index
 
Recording real estate and other documents
 
Established users should continue to use the eRecording service. 
You may continue to mail in your documents for recording. 
 
Our mailing address is: 
Wake County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 1897
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-1897 
 
We are not accepting walk-in recordings.

Vital Records

Marriage License Applications: Marriage licenses are provided virtually online by appointment*. We will complete the process via a video conference using commonly available free technology. The first step is to complete the online application in advance. Additional informational and special instructions are on the online application. Click here to start the virtual marriage license application process.

You do not physically come to our office. 
 
*NEW* Under a law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly on May 2, 2020, marriage licenses issued on February 1 through July 31 are valid for 120 days (previously was 60 days). This is an automatic extension. Couples do not have to do anything to get the extension.
         
Notary Oaths: Notaries are sworn in virtually online via video conference by appointment*. If you have received a letter from the Secretary of State (SOS), stating that you are cleared to be sworn in, start the process by sending your email address and full name as on file with the SOS to us at rodvitals@wakegov.com. We will send you further information and instructions by email. For additional information click here

You do not physically come to our office.

 
*NEW* Under a law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly on May 2, 2020, a notary commissioned by the Secretary of State after March 9 but before August 31, 2020 has 90 days to be sworn in by the register of deeds (previously it was 45 days).

*For marriage licenses and oaths you must have access to a smartphone with a camera and internet access as well the Android or iPhone Google Duo App.

Certified Copies of Marriage, Birth & Death Certificates.
  • Order on-line and pay by credit card. The certificates will be mailed to you. They cannot be picked up in person. Order Online
  • Order by mail and pay by check by filling out an application and mailing it to us. The certificates will be mailed to you. They cannot be picked up in person. Certified Copies
  • There is no walk-in certified record service at this time. You do not physically come to our office.