Wake County North Carolina Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Wake County Clerk Offices
Wake County ClerkPO Box 550RaleighNC27602919-856-5565
Wake Forest Town Clerk401 Elm AvenueWake ForestNC27587919-554-6190
Garner Clerk900 7th AvenueGarnerNC27529919-773-4406
Holly Springs Town Clerk128 South Main StreetHolly SpringsNC27540919-557-3900
Morrisville Town Clerk100 Town Hall DriveMorrisvilleNC27560919-463-6151
North Carolina State Clerk2 East Morgan StreetRaleighNC27601919-831-5700
Wake County Town & City Halls
Wake Forest Town Hall301 Brooks StreetWake ForestNC27587919-435-9400
Apex Town Hall73 Hunter StreetApexNC27502919-249-3303
Cary Town Hall316 North Academy StreetCaryNC27513919-469-4000
Fuquay-Varina Town Hall401 Old Honeycutt RoadFuquay-VarinaNC27526919-552-1400
Garner Town Hall900 7th AveGarnerNC27529919-772-4688
Holly Springs Town Hall128 S Main StHolly SpringsNC27540919-552-6221
Knightdale Town Hall950 Steeple Square CourtKnightdaleNC27545919-217-2212
Morrisville Town Hall100 Town Hall DriveMorrisvilleNC27560919-463-6200
Rolesville Town Hall502 Southtown CircleRolesvilleNC27571919-556-3506
Zebulon Town Hall1101 North Arendell AvenueZebulonNC27597919-269-7455
Wake County Marriage License Office
Wake County Marriage LicenseWake County Justice Center, 300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700RaleighNC27601919-856-5460
Wake County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Wake County Cemetery List
Wake County Divorce Certificates
Wake County Marriage Certificates & Records
Wake County Register of Deeds Website
Wake Forest Town Government Burial Records


Married Couples196,956 (51.6%)
Unmarried Couples22,512 (2.2%)
Never Married Men136,960 (35.0%)
Never Married Women130,421 (30.9%)
Separated Men7,917 (2.0%)
Separated Women10,850 (2.6%)
Widowed Men7,224 (1.8%)
Widowed Women24,855 (5.9%)
Divorced Men28,242 (7.2%)
Divorced Women48,387 (11.5%)

How to Lookup Wake County Marriage Records

Wake County public records are basically held in the local government office where the marriage took place. Most of the records are kept in one of three locations, namely: the county registry, Wake County Records, or the Records Division of the Family Court. Each of these places keep their own records of marriages within their area of jurisdiction. However, they also allow for a person to access the records that others have access to.

There are a few ways in which you can search out these records. A free method is to use the records that are available at the county level. This may include requests made through the mail and fax, as well as personal visits. There is also the option of going online and typing in the name of the person in question into Google or Yahoo. This will give you some basic information, but if the person in question has some sort of social security number, it will not be available. As well, only filings from the state level are considered when conducting a lookup, so if someone has moved around North Carolina, you may not get the information you are looking for.

The cost for this service is nominal in most cases. Usually, if you are looking for marriage records for someone who is deceased, the cost can be minimal. However, if you are doing a more extensive search such as cross referencing two different records to verify information, it may be more expensive. Fortunately, most of the information is freely available on the Internet, so you do not have to pay for it unless you are really searching hard to find something.

You can also opt to use one of the many commercial records databases that are available. While this is an excellent way to get information quickly and easily, you need to make sure that the records are up-to-date and that you are not downloading old information. There are some websites that offer marriage records but their databases are not updated regularly. This can cause the records to be less accurate than the records that are available through the government.

There are ways to make sure that you are getting current information. One of these is to look for the Certificate of Marriage filed with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This will give you the most current information available and will allow you to search through records to see if anything has changed.

If you have access to this type of information, you may even want to look into getting a copy directly from the county. You can order your own copy online, or you can go to the county’s Vital Statistics Office and request a copy. In either case, you will have to fill out the necessary forms, and you will likely have to wait for a few weeks before you receive your report. It is faster to obtain your information this way. It is also worth noting that marriage records are considered public record once you receive it, so you will need to show proof of a valid address and contact information in order to get the record. This means going to the Wake County courthouse or one of its branches.