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Wake County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 351
Raleigh, NC 27602 www.nccourts.org/County/Wake/Staf...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 919-792-4005
F: 919-792-4001
Couriers: 316 Fayetteville St Mall
Raleigh, NC 27602
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: Juvenile, judicial waivers, involuntary commitments are confidential. No sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released.
District Court
PO Box 351
Raleigh, NC 27602 www.nccourts.org/County/Wake/Staf...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 919-792-4005
F: 919-792-4001
Couriers: 316 Fayetteville St Mall
Raleigh, NC 27602
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: Juvenile, judicial waivers, involuntary commitments are confidential. No sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released.
District Court - Magistrate Office
PO Box 351
Raleigh, NC 27602 www.nccourts.org/County/Wake/Defa...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 919-792-4900
F: 919-792-4001
Couriers: 300 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: Juvenile, judicial waivers, involuntary commitments are confidential. No sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released.
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Wake County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Wake County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Wake County
Register of Deeds
421 Fayetteville St, #300, 3rd Fl
One Bank of America Plaza
Raleigh, NC 27601 www.wakegov.com/rod/Pages/default...
8:30AM-5:15PM EST
Phone: 919-856-5460
Fax: 919-856-5467
Recorded Documents

Wake County Vital Certificates

Wake County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Wake County Information

Wake County is located in central North Carolina and is the ninth fastest growing county in the United States. With a lower than average unemployment rate and a rapidly growing population, Wake County is a great place to live and visit. Wake County is also home to the city of Raleigh, which is also the capital of the state.

If you are a history buff or just love to learn, Wake County has numerous different museums to keep you entertained. Three of the main museums include the North Carolina Museum of Art, Natural Sciences, and History. There is also a children's museum, Marble's Kids Museum, to keep the little ones engaged.

If you are into sports, then Wake County would definitely be a destination for you. The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes are located in Raleigh and play at the RBC Center. Wake County is also host to a minor league baseball team, the Carolina Mudcats, which is a Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Of course, you can't talk sports in North Carolina without mentioning college basketball. North Carolina State University, a member of the NCAA, plays its home games at the RBC Center.

If you are ready to get out and get some exercise for yourself, look into visiting one of the three state parks located in Wake County. These parks, Fall Lake State Recreation Area, William B Umstead State Park, and the Jordan Lake State Recreation area, all have a wide variety of activities to get you outside and enjoying the scenery of this amazing county.

Wake County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 831.92 sq mi
Population (2009): 897,214
  • Females: 50.5%
  • White: 72.3%
  • Black/African American: 20.6%
  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 9.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 64.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 269,335
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 9.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 12.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 89.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 43.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.51
Housing Units (2000): 258,953
Homeownership Rate (2000): 65.9%
Migration Flow to Wake County, NC from (2007-2008):

Wake County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $27,588,365
  • Construction: $2,119,110
  • Retail Trade: $1,764,936
  • Professional and Technical Services: $3,822,498
  • Healthcare: $1,960,689
  • Banking: $1,629,919
  • Retail Trade: $1,764,936
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $715,864
  • Manufacturing: $2,027,524
  • Farms: $-4,883
  • Government: $4,948,188
Employed (2000): 343,426
Unemployed (2000): 13,942
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $41,714
Local Government Employment (2007): 37,885
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,895,927 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $7,620,418 (thou. dol.)

Wake County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 13,300
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.0
Deaths (2007): 4,031
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 98
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.4

Wake County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2,875
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 43
  • Forcible rape: 155
  • Robbery: 1,246
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,431
Property Crimes (2008): 22,320
  • Burglary: 5,049
  • Larceny-Theft: 15,847
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 1,424

Wake County Genealogy Records