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Cabarrus County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

According to the annual Uniform Crime Reporting Data of 2017 published by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the rate of total crimes committed in the county decreased by 12.8% in 2017 when compared to figures reported in 2016. Violent crime (which was defined to include aggravated assault, rape, robbery, and murder crimes) reportedly declined 18.4% with a recorded 111.4 crime rate per 100,000. Similarly, property crimes, including burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft plummeted 12.5% to 1649.6 per 100,000, compared to 1886 per 100,000 which was reported in 2016.

Criminal Records

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation offers state-wide background checks to eligible members of the public and authorized agencies. Criminal records may be accessed at the state or county level

How to Get Arrest Records and Police Reports

All Cabarrus County arrest, police and incident reports are maintained by the County Sheriff's Office and are available for public viewing using the Sheriffs Event Search Tool.

Interested members of the public may obtain related information by searching the database using the name of the complainant, the victim or the arrested person(s). Searches may also be conducted using the date and location of the incident or occurrence.

How to Find the Sex Offender Registry and Other Sex Offender Information

The County Sheriff's Office is tasked with the registration and monitoring of sex offenders resident within its jurisdiction. However, the office does not maintain a country-focused registry. Thus, information concerning Cabarrus county sex offenders is only accessible on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, which is managed by the State Bureau of Investigation. Interested persons may search the registry by filtering their search options by county, before proceeding to search offenders by name or proximity to specific locations.

How to Find Inmate and Jail Information

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office maintains a public access inmate list with which members of the general public may view information about incarcerated persons in the County Jail. Detainees can be searched by name or arrest date, and the information provided on the list includes the inmates primary charge their booking agency. All other jail-related queries, including enquires about visitation, inmate welfare, bail/bond conditions, and commissary may be directed to the Detention Center staff at (704) 920-3058.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Cabarrus County Clerk of Courts maintains court records of all cases filed within its jurisdiction and heard by the county court. Interested persons may access these records by visiting the clerk of courts office and using any of the public service terminals available. Record searches will be conducted using the defendant, victim or witness name, or the case number which ought to be provided by the requestor. The requesting party may also be required to pay any applicable search and copy fees depending on the record requested.

The county clerk's office is located at:

Cabarrus County Courthouse
77 Union St South
P.O. Box 70
Concord, NC 28025

At the county level, criminal history records are managed by the office of the Cabarrus County Clerk of Superior Courts, which also processes requests for background checks of any person resident within its jurisdiction.

Cabarrus county residents may also obtain criminal court records or request/conduct background checks by querying the Superior County Clerk's office via mail or in person.

Requesters may self-serve using the public-access terminal at the county courthouse. This will require the name and personal information of the subject, as well as the payment of any applicable fees. However, records obtained by these searches are non-certified and may not be considered valid for official purposes.

Interested persons may request a certified criminal history record/background check by completing a Form AOC-CR-314. The completed application along with the fees (indicated in the form) may then be delivered to the office by mail or in person.

Both mail and in-person requests may be made at/to:

Cabarrus County Courthouse
77 Union St South
P.O. Box 70
Concord, NC 28025

Location of All Courts in County

Below is the location and contact information of the only courthouse in Cabarrus County, North Carolina:

Cabarrus County Superior Court & District Court 77 Union Street South, P.O. Box 70, Concord, NC 28025 Phone: (704) 262-5500

Where and How to Find Bankruptcy and Property Records

The Cabarrus County Register of Deeds is the legal custodian of all real property documents which has been recorded by its office. Documents which are considered public record can be made available to members of the public on request. Records may either be retrieved online using the Register of Deeds Indexes or by sending a written request to the Cabarrus county courthouse listed above.

If familiar with the Indexing Standards of the state, interested persons may choose to self-serve using the Remote Access Site. Otherwise, requesters are advised to visit the Register of Deeds office to be assisted by the staff in conducting a record search.

On the other hand, Cabarrus County bankruptcy records are maintained by the Middle District of North Carolina US Bankruptcy Court as well as locally. Interested persons may access the records using the Middle District of North Carolina Document Filing System or by querying the Cabarrus County Court Clerk's office.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

North Carolina vital records are primarily maintained and issued by the Vital Records Department of the North Carolina Department of Public Health. However, Cabarrus County vital records are co-managed locally by The Cabarrus County Register of Deeds Office and the County Clerk's Office. Access to some vital records is restricted to persons who meet specific eligibility requirements outlined by state law.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted by the Cabarrus county court are maintained by the County Clerk's Office. Copies of these records may be obtained by the office during working hours and using any of the public service terminals available. Requestors will be required to provide the names of the divorcees as well as the date filed to facilitate the search. The requesting party may also be required to pay any applicable search and copy fees depending on the record requested.

The county clerk's office is located at:

Cabarrus County Courthouse
77 Union St South
P.O. Box 707
Concord, NC 28025

Where and How to Get Marriage, Birth, and Death Records

The Cabarrus County Register of Deeds Office maintains and issues certified copies of birth, marriage or death records which occurred, and was filed within the county. These records are only accessible by a select few persons who must be either the registrant, their immediate family members or legally authorized persons.

Interested and eligible persons may request these records in-person, or via mail and will be required to provide the name of the registrant(s) as well as the date and place of birth, death or marriage. The requesting party will also be required to pay $10 for certified copies or $1 for uncertified copies.

Both mail and in-person requests may be made out to:

The Register of Deeds
Cabarrus County Courthouse
77 Union St South
P.O. Box 70
Concord, NC 28025

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Cabarrus County?

Interested persons may obtain Cabarrus County property records in compliance with the North Carolina Public Records Law. Record seekers can view or inspect documents by contacting the record custodians.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Cabarrus County

The Cabarrus County Assessor’s office and the Cabarrus County register of deeds are responsible for keeping property records within Cabarrus county. The Cabarrus county assessor and register of deeds can be respectively contacted at the following addresses for further inquiries:

Bill Kouri Tax Assessment Manager
65 Church St S
Concord NC 28025, USA
Phone: (704) 920-2166
Fax: (704) 920-2111
Phone: (704) 920-2020
Email: whkouri@cabarruscounty.us

Wayne Nixon
Cabarrus County Register Of Deeds
Address:
65 Church St. S
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 920-2112
Fax: (704) 920-2898
The register of deeds office is open to the public from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Physical property records can be retrieved from the Cabarrus County Register of Deeds by contacting the register’s office located at:

Wayne Nixon
Cabarrus County Register Of Deeds
Address:
65 Church St. S
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 920-2112
Fax: (704) 920-2898

How to Look Up Cabarrus County Property Records

The tax assessment department of Cabarrus county maintains an online search portal where members of the public may access property records. The Cabarrus County Recorder also maintains two online search portals: the County Register Of Deeds Remote Access Site and the Cabarrus Land Records Information System (CLARIS) an e-version of the County’s tax map history cards, created in 1967.

The online search portal maintained by the Tax Assessment office can be searched via varying search parameters. The search pane for real Estate Search shows more in-depth information about a parcel of interest. The basic search criteria can be searched via:

  • Owner Last Name,
  • Owner First Name,
  • Account Number,
  • Parcel Number,
  • Tax Year,
  • Property Address

The Basic Search Portal returns the following in the search results: Owner Name, Co-Owner, Property Address, Land Data, Parcel Number alongside a link for showing the Property Record Card (PRC). For all searches, fill in the tax year in addition to any other search parameter. To conduct a sales search on the tax assessment property search portal the following criteria apply:

  1. Map Selections: The first four digits of the Parcel Identification Number (PIN) are the map number. This number can be seen within the Real Estate Search pane, Property Record Card, or within the GIS Search pane. Interested persons can search up to 5 maps simultaneously.
  2. Map Range: The Map range criteria allow users to select the beginning and ending Map portions of where the search is to be conducted so that a large group of maps can be searched simultaneously.
  3. Units per Building: This allows users to search within apartments and buildings for specific parts of properties.
  4. Number of Bedrooms: This allows users to search properties by the number of rooms contained in the property.
  5. Number of Baths: Users can search property records by placing a range on the number of bathrooms that are best to be used in combination with the number of bedrooms criteria. contained within a property.
  6. Actual Year Built: This refers to the year the property was first built within the county.
  7. Heated Area Range: this criterion allows users to input the size of the heated area in the property in square feet.
  8. Effective Area Range: The County clerk of schedule assesses properties and states the assessment in terms of square footage.
  9. Sales Price Range: Users can search properties by the price range of the property in the search spotlight.
  10. Land Size Range: Users can search by the number of land units associated with the property sale. The number imputed should correspond with the Land Type chosen in the Land Type Box. Users are allowed to enter up to 3 decimal places.
  11. Qualified – Users should check this criterion in a situation where the property of interest has been classified as arms-length transactions by the County Assessor’s Office. Users would need to contact the county assessors to determine if these property sales are fact arms-length transactions.
  12. Un-Qualified – Users should check this criterion if property sales transactions have been determined to not be arms-length sales or haven’t been reviewed by the County Assessor’s Office.
  13. Alternatively, interested persons can check all of the property searches to be carried out should return both qualified and nonqualified transactions.
  14. Vacant: Users should click on this field if the property on sale is vacant.
  15. Improved: Users should click this to find properties on sales that have been improved Check this field to search only sales that were improved at the time of the sale.
  16. Date Range (MM/YYYY): Users should enter the beginning and ending date in the format of month/year i.e 12/1995, users should leave this blank to search through the current day.
  17. Neighborhoods: users can select any of the County-defined neighborhoods used in the assessment process. Select from the list provided on the search portal. The existing boundaries of neighborhoods in the county can be seen as a GIS layer on the County’s website.
  18. Township: The County has been grouped into 12 Townships. Users may limit the search by geographical areas as listed on the pop-up on the list. The boundary of the 12 townships may be viewed as a GIS layer viewable on the County’s website.
  19. Land Use: The county has provided land use codes that can be used in the assessment process, for example, users looking for sales of single-family homes within a golf course can use the land-use code 0123 – SFR GOLF.
  20. Zoning Category: Users can select across the various Zoning Types into categories with other similar zonings. Zoning types are grouped according to the primary use. For example, Mobile Homes are allowed in AG Zones but AG ZOnes are classified for rural use and farming.
  21. Zoning Type: Users can limit searches by actual Zoning Type or group of Zoning Types, choosing from a drop-down menu containing the types as used by the County.
  22. Land Type: Users can limit searches to one or more land types, land types define the prices of land as priced by the county assessor.
  23. Selection Category: Users can select and search according to varying Improvement Types grouped within particular use categories. For example 06 – connotes all sorts of commercial properties contained within the county.
  24. Improvement Type: This selection allows you to look for specific Improvement Types or a group of Improvement Types by choosing them from a list of types used by the County.
  25. Style of Dwelling: Users can use this search criterion when searching for residential sales, this criterion allows users to search the specific property type from the list provided by the county assessor on the search portal.

The County Register Of Deeds Remote Access Site maintained by the Cabarrus recorder of deeds can be searched in two different ways via a full systems search or an imaging systems search. The full system search returns both imaging and full index information in the search results. The property records contained are from the beginning of January 1983 through to the present day. Imaging searches can be conducted by entering the appropriate book and page number.

The imaging Land Record Available: are from 1792 (Deed BK 1; Deed of Trust BK 1) through to April 21, 2017 (Volume 12454).

Indexing data from the scanned index books cover the periods from January 1, 1791, through December 31, 1982. The records housed on the register of deeds remote access site can be searched by the following criteria: owner/ Business name, book or page, instrument identification number, the date the instrument was recorded, and a description of the document.

The Cabarrus Land Records Information System (CLARIS) can be searched by the following search criteria:

  1. Real ID - interested users can search this criterion by inputting the Township, Map, Submap, Parcel, and the adjoining Suffix.
  2. Pin - users should input the current parcel PIN.
  3. Current or Prior Owner’s name - users should input the current or previous property’s owner’s name.
  4. Old PIN - users should input any of the PINs that have been associated with the property in the search spotlight.
  5. Plat Book and Page - users should input the book and page information of the plat into the search portal.
  6. Deed book or Page - users input the book and page information of the deeds being searched for.
  7. Address - users should input the property address number and the road name.
  8. Property Descriptions - input an appropriate property decision.

Location of Cabarrus County Property Assessors

Bill Kouri Tax Assessment Manager
65 Church St S
Concord NC 28025, USA
Phone: (704) 920-2166
Fax: (704) 920-2111
Phone: (704) 920-2020
Email: whkouri@cabarruscounty.us

David Thrift, Tax Administrator
Address
65 Church St S
Concord NC 28025, USA
Phone: (704) 920-2166
Fax: (704) 920-2111
Phone: (704) 920-2020
Email mdthrift@cabarruscounty.us