You may purchase a certified copy of your marriage license filed in Wake County.

You can now order a certified copy of a marriage license online.

Wake County Register of Deeds can only provide copies of marriage licenses that were issued in Wake County. For marriage licenses issued outside Wake County, contact the county where the marriage license was issued. If you do not know the North Carolina county where the marriage license was filed, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Vital Records website.

Choose an option below:
 
Request a certified copy of a marriage license online

Request a certified copy of a marriage license in person

  • Complete the online English Application or Spanish Application for a Certified copy of a Wake County Marriage License or complete the application at the Wake County Register of Deeds office.
  • Bring the completed application along with your DMV-issued photo ID or valid passport, and $10 in cash, check or money order for each certified copy requested.
    Note: Credit and debit cards are not accepted.
  • If you are obtaining a copy of a marriage license on a Friday or at the end of the month, please allow extra time for processing as these are high volume days in the Registry.  Thank you for your patience during these peak days.
Request a certified copy of a marriage license by US mail
  • Complete the online English Application or Spanish Application for a Certified copy of a Wake County Marriage License.
  • Sign the application, enclose a copy of applicant's DMV-issued photo ID or valid passport, and a check or money order in the amount of $10 for each requested certificate.  Do not send cash in the mail.
  • Make your check or money order payable to 'Wake County Register of Deeds'. 
  • Mail to Wake County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 1897, Raleigh, NC 27602-1897.  Your request will be processed within one business day of receipt (please allow additional mailing time).
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