Public Records Requests

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 email 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 the common public records request categories below before submitting a request through our online system.

Marriage, Birth and Death Records

You can search the Register of Deeds online index for marriage, birth and death records. Learn more about the Register of Deeds Office.

Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC 27601

Property and Tax Records 

Tax Administration Department
Property and tax information is managed by the Wake County Tax Administration Department. Access information by 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 Consolidated Real Property Index. Learn more about the Register of Deeds Office.

Code Cases

Wake County's code enforcement report lists code cases opened within the past 90 days and is for properties located within Wake County's Code Enforcement Jurisdiction. You can access it here.

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 Blair Williams
Wake County 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
Communications Department
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518