Welcome to the Forsyth County North Carolina

Register of Deeds

Real Estate Recording

Recording Documents

Information about Divorce Decrees, Estates, Foreclosures, Judgements, Liens, Wills and Paternity is located in the Forsyth County Clerk of Court Office.

Apply for a Marriage License

What you need to know to apply

Marriage licenses issued today Wednesday, July 24, 2024, are valid through Saturday, September 21, 2024.

Request a Birth, Death, Marriage 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.

Historical Imagery Viewer

Interactive map exploring the county's history and development.

Discover how Forsyth County has changed over the past 8 decades.

Proud Supporter of

"Thank A Vet"

Discount Program of Forsyth County

County Services

View our Online Adoption Photos Good health is in your hands.

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)