Birth, Death & Marriage
The Forsyth County register of deeds office manages records for births, deaths and
marriages that took place in Forsyth County, North Carolina. For these events that
happened in a different county, please contact them directly. Each is governed by
Other North Carolina Counties Contact Information
Copies may be requested by in person, by mail or online. If it's convenient, come
to our office in the Forsyth County Government Center. 201 N Chestnut Street, Winston
Salem. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. To mail your request
and pay by money order print our
Copy Request Form. To order online using a credit card visit
the Permitium website.
Walk-in customers must present valid identification for certified copies. North
Carolina law stipulates that only direct relatives may receive certified copies.
This includes a spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, grandparent
Mail requests for certified copies must be notarized. Uncertified copies do not require notarization.
We accept CASH ONLY at our office. For requests by mail, payment must be by money
order or certified check. To order online, a credit card is required. See our fees page for current pricing.
A marriage license may be obtained from the Register of Deeds office in any county
in North Carolina. The license is good for 60 days from the date of issue and a
ceremony can be held in any location within North Carolina. After the ceremony,
the license must be returned to the county that issued the license. For details,
go to Obtaining a Marriage License.