Lookup Public Records in Wake CountyNorth Carolina. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Wake County, North Carolina Overview

Wake County is located in the north central region of North Carolina. Raleigh is the county seat. The county was created in 1771 from portions of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County. It was named in honor of colonial Governor William Tyron’s wife, Margaret Wake. According to the 2017 census, there are approximately 1,072,203 people living in the 857-square mile area, making it the second most populated county in the state. The county is bordered in the north by Granville County, in the northeast by Franklin County, in the southeast by Johnston County, in the south by Harnett County, in the west by Chatham County, and in the northwest by Durham County. The zip codes are 27502, 27511, 27512, 27513, 27518, 27519, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27545, 27560, 27571, 27587, 27588, 27591, 27592, 27597, 27601, 27602, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27611, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616, 27617, 27619, 27620, 27621, 27622, 27623, 27624, 27625, 27626, 27627, 27628, 27629, 27634, 27635, 27636, 27640, 27650, 27656, 27658, 27661, 27668, 27675, 27676, 27690, 27695, 27697, 27698, and 27699.

Wake County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for the recording, indexing, and preservation of various types of public records including real estate records and vital records. In addition, this office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses, administering notary oaths, and providing copies of public records. The hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:45pm, Mondays through Fridays.

Register of Deeds Office:
Address: 300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700 Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-856-5460
Fax: 919-856-5467
The office of the Register of Deeds also offers other services including recording military discharges and filing assumed business names. The forms available at this office include Assumed Business Name Certificate, Amendment Of Assumed Business Name Certificate, Withdrawal Of Assumed Name for a Corporation, Satisfaction Related Forms, Ucc Forms, Personal Information Redaction Requests, Index Correction Email Request, Real Estate Document Request, Attorney Email Request Form, Request For Attorney Mailbox, Notary Information and Forms, E-recording Forms, and Vital Records Forms.

Wake Court Records Information

All court-related records are held in the office of the Wake County Clerk of Court. If you wish to obtain copies of court-related documents such as traffic violations, divorce, criminal or civil disputes, you can contact the Clerk’s office at 919-792-4005.

Court Records Online:

Wake, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009951,534
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200983,387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20096,480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20097,011
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093,708
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,218
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200910,980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009103,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200913,420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200919,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20095,292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009107,318
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093,315
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20093,210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200986,314
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200943,081
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,482
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,584
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200920,407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,698
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096,607
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200929,077
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200925,979
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,039
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200914,563
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20097,617
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20092,188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20092,450
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20096,331
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20093,740
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009302,411
Wake County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Wake County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Wake County Marriage License
Location:Wake County Justice Center, 300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
Phone:919-856-5460

Wake County Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 300 S Salisbury St Suite 1700, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
Phone: 919-856-5460

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