Welcome to the Forsyth County North Carolina

Register of Deeds

Real Estate

Recording Documents

Wills, Divorces and Estates are filed in the Clerk of Court office.

Apply for a Marriage License

What you need to know to apply

Marriage licenses issued today Friday, July 1, 2022, are valid through Monday, August 29, 2022.

Obtain a Certified Copy

GS 130A-93

Pursuant to NC law, only certain people are entitled to a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

Order Vital Records Online

Service through Permitium.com

For your convenience, you may request your vital records online. Online payments are available.

Start a Business

In Forsyth County North Carolina

From changing an Assumed Business Name to applying for a Business License we are here to help.

Property Fraud Alert Notification

Stay informed when your name is used

This system notifies a Forsyth County property owner when a Real Estate document has been recorded in their name in the Register of Deeds Office.

Thank-A-Vet Card

Veteran Discount Card program

The Forsyth County Register of Deeds office issues Thank A Veteran Discount Cards to Veterans for discounts at local participating businesses.

Proud Supporter of

"Thank A Vet"

Discount Program of Forsyth County

County Services

Stay Rabies Free.  Avoid Wildlife. Environmental Health Concerns?

Contact Us

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2700 (Live)
  • Phone: 336 703 2700
    (After Hours Recording)
  • Fax: 336 748 3158
  • Email: Contact Us
Office Hours

8:00 — 5:00 (Monday — Friday)

Obtain Marriage License

8:00 — 4:30 (Monday — Friday)