Instant Access to North Carolina State, County and Municipal Records
North Carolina Public Records
The citizens of North Carolina are guaranteed the right to seek out, obtain and utilize public records held by the authoritative bodies of the state, their county, their municipality, or their city. This right is given to them by the North Carolina Freedom of Information Law, and the mission of the North Carolina State Records site is to provide tools to make record acquisition easier and more efficient.
North Carolina’s Public Records Law holds that records produced by a law enforcement agency, government agency, or affiliate of a government agency, will be presumed public until otherwise stated, or officially sealed.
Criminal records, court records, and arrest records from over 33 million transparent government documents are available on this website.
North Carolina public records were created starting in the year 1850, and usually include information from all 100 counties in the state. As digitization of public records has become standard over the last 30 years, governmental and third party websites are able to offer these records online with increased reliability. This is the commitment of the state, and the nation: to offer these records in a transparent and immediate manner in an effort to better maintain a free and just society for all.