General Information

The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Forsyth County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.

If you are requesting a certified copy of your marriage license and have recently been married, please do not request a copy until 10 days after your marriage date.

Charges will apply when ordering vital records or filing assumed names. Please note the information below:

        • Requests will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis
        • Records are available back to 1913
        • Requests for information can be completed online and will be processed on normal business days during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM).
        • For requests submitted after 4 pm, the earliest that a request can be processed and sent is the next business day.


If you are requesting documents to be delivered by MAIL, you will be asked some security questions AFTER THE PAYMENT SECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.  You MUST complete this section.

Click the appropriate link button to request information.

All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any inaccurate information may result in your record not being processed. All communication with regard to your order, payment, our progress, and the records delivery will be sent via email.


Please Note: Not answering the Identity Verification questions at the end of the application process could result in a denial of your request, as we will not be able to determine your identity.


The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

Certified Birth Certificate $10.00 ea
Delayed Birth Certificate Application $10.00 ea
Certified Marriage Certificate $10.00 ea
Marriage License (In-Office Only) $60.00 ea
Marriage License Corrections (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate $10.00 ea
Notary (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea


There is a $0.75 shipping cost (includes Postage and Handling) for all mailed certificates. If you request an address for international shipping, the cost for shipping is $15.00.

Information Related to NC General Statutes 130A-93 and 130A-26A:

NC General Statute 130A-26A It is a felony violation to fraudulently request a certified copy of a vital record or obtain, possess, sell, furnish, use, or attempt to use for any purpose of deception a North Carolina Vital Record.
NC General Statute 130A-93 This statute specifies who is entitled to obtain a certified copy of a North Carolina Vital Record. Those entitled to obtain a North Carolina Vital Record are as follows: yourself, spouse, brother / sister, child / step-child, parent / step-parent, grandparent, grandchild, authorized agent, attorney or other legal representative (proof required).


For More Information, Contact:

Forsyth County Register of Deeds
201 N Chestnut Street
Winston Salem,NC 27101



For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software

Phone: (855) 642-2453 


Questions about your Vital Records:

Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM