The Wake County Register of Deeds maintains a collection of public documentation which dates back to the year 1785. The Deeds Registry of this county on North Carolina has been filled since 1996 and up to the present by the current Register of Deeds Laura M. Riddick. The Wake County Register of Deeds is responsible for around 230,000 pieces of public documentation on an annual basis, and about 1,136,000 physical pages read by people working in the Deeds Registry.
The Wake County Register of Deeds takes in documents relating to various kinds of public matters in order to make them a matter of public record and legal standing. The Deeds Registry includes various kinds of documentation relating to births and deaths, Notary Public oaths, the issuance of certified documents and marriage licenses, and recorded legal statements and maps. In addition to the Wake County Register of Deeds, the Deeds Registry is also staffed by such officers as the Assistant Register of Deeds, ten Assistant Register of Deeds, and twenty-seven Deputy Registers of Deeds.
The Deeds Registry of this North Carolina county has been Internet-accessible since 1999, the first to be altered in this way in the state. In addition to receiving documents into the Public Registry, the Wake County Register of Deeds also bears the responsibility for ensuring that the documents thus stored are kept in optimal condition and are thus accessible to legal professionals and members of the public, and maintains an index through which documents can be located.