Originally retrieved from the Wake County Register of Deeds, the North Carolina, Wake County Marriage Records Index houses 218,143 marriage records, which cover the time span from 1950 to October 2008. Those who want to learn more about the North Carolina, Wake County Marriage Records Index can visit the Wake County Register of Deeds website.
The vital data contained within the North Carolina, Wake County Marriage Records Index includes: the individual's first, middle and last name; the gender of the individual; the first, middle and last name of the spouse; the gender of the spouse; the marriage date; the marriage location; and the marriage certificate number.
The marriage records of the North Carolina, Wake County Marriage Records Index are held by the Wake County Register of Deeds. To obtain original copies of the marriage records in this collection, contact the Wake County Register of Deeds at:
Wake County Register of Deeds
421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Individuals may purchase for a fee of $10 a certified copy of a marriage record by visiting the Wake County Register of Deeds. In addition, individuals may also print an online form that can be filled out and mailed to the Register of Deeds. A check or money order must be mailed, in addition to the form.
Individuals may also request uncertified copies of marriage records through the Wake County Register of Deeds for a nominal fee of .15. Original marriage records from 1931 to the present are stored in the Wake County Register of Deeds; marriage records that occurred from 1800 to 1930 are stored in the North Carolina State Archives (although microfilm copies are available in the Register of Deeds). Individuals can contact the State Archives office at 919-807-7350.
The only marriage records that can be obtained through the North, Carolina Wake County Register of Deeds are those marriages that took place in Wake County. If individuals are unsure of the county where the marriage took place, they can contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Vital Records.
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