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Carteret County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Carteret County Arrest Records?

Carteret County Arrest Records are official documents showing arrest information and numbers of the county. These records are compiled annually by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) from local law enforcement reports. Data in these records may include age, sex, race, and gender of the offender, and information on the offense such as offense category, weapons used, and relationship to the victim.

Crime Statistics

The SBI maintains a statewide repository of crime statistics. In 2017, violent crimes made up 7.67% of the total 1968 crimes reported in the county. Property crimes made 92.43% of that number with larceny being the highest recorded crime in the county. Violent crimes reported included 1 murder, 14 rapes, 15 robberies, and 121 aggravated assaults. Whereas property crimes were 456 burglaries, 1,312 larcenies, and 49 motor vehicle thefts. The index crime rate in 2017 was 2,814.4 per 100,000 individuals. Compared to reports in 2014, there was a -13% fall in total crimes in the county within those 5 years. However, a breakdown of the numbers reveals that while 6 out of the 7 major crimes declined, 1 went up. Murder, declined by -50%, robbery (-25%), aggravated assault (-23.9%), burglary (-27.62%), larceny (-5.20%) and motor vehicle theft (-14.04%). Rape rose by 40%.

What are Carteret County Criminal Records?

Carteret County criminal records are documents that contain the criminal histories and activities of county residents. The Clerk of Superior Court provides public access to criminal records and background checks. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation maintains a statewide central repository of criminal information and provides criminal background checks to individuals and businesses. The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) also provides a Remote Public Access program (RPA) where businesses with the required licenses can obtain criminal and civil court data.

How Do I Get Carteret County Criminal Records?

To obtain Carteret County Criminal Records from the Clerk of Superior Court, requesters have two options. The first is to visit the address below to use the self-service terminal to search non-certified records with a defendant’s name, case number, victim’s name, or witness name for free. Or visit the Clerk’s office to obtain physical copies for a fee at the same address:

Carteret County Courthouse
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 504-4400

Interested parties may query the Clerk’s Office for certified background checks. This request can be the applicant’s record or for someone else’s record. It costs $25 per certified copy. Complete the Request for Certified Criminal Record Search Form and hand-deliver it in person or send it via mail. Acceptable payment methods for in-person requests include cash, certified check, money order, or credit card. For mail requests, pay the fee with a money order or certified check.

Individuals who want to conduct non-certified background checks may use the public access computers at the courthouse. There is no charge for this service.

The SBI provides background checks to individuals and qualified organizations. An individual requesting his or her criminal history may write a request to the Bureau, including the following details:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Date of birth

Requesters are also required to include a fingerprint card containing a legible set of fingerprints and proof of identity. It is optional to include a social security number. The fee per request is $14. This is payable only by certified check or money order to the NC State Bureau of Investigation. Mail the documents and fee to the address below:

NC State Bureau of Investigation,
Criminal Information and Identification Section,
Attention: Applicant Unit―Right to Review,
Post Office Box 29500,
Raleigh, NC 27626-0500

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office provides live scan and ink fingerprint services to residents at the address below. It cost $10 payable by cash or money order made out to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office
304 Craven Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8400
Fax: (252) 504-4818

How To Find Carteret County Sex Offender Information

The SBI maintains the statewide Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry. Find information on sex offenders living in the county by name, age, zip code, city, county, or status. Additional parameters include searching by address, sex registration number, or latitude and longitude. There is also an option to sign up for email or phone alerts when a sex offender moves nearby. Concerned parties may also use the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) Mobile App for the same purposes.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Carteret County Jail?

There is one jail in Carteret County maintained by the Sheriff’s Office at 304 Craven Street Beaufort, NC 28516. Its contact number is (252) 504-4832. Use the Inmate Visitation Website to view visitor guidelines of the jail. Deposit money for an inmate using the kiosk at the jail facility or by mail. To use the kiosk, visit the main lobby anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is a $3 service fee attached for kiosk transactions.

To use the mail service, pay into an inmate’s account with a certified check, money order, or payroll check made out to the inmate’s full name.

Where And How To Find Carteret County Inmate Information

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office maintains the Inmate Inquiry. Members of the public may search for current, incarcerated inmates by name, charge, or number of days since incarceration. Call the jail on (252) 504-4832 for inquiries.

What are Carteret County Court Records?

Carteret County Court Records are official documents that contain information about cases tried in Carteret County Courts. Anyone can access these records for free using the self-service terminals at the Carteret County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office. It is also possible to view these records at the Clerk’s Office. The records may be obtained for a fee. Visit the address below:

Carteret County Courthouse
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 504-4400

Location of all Courts in Carteret County

Carteret County has one Superior Court and District Court in the County Courthouse. Below are the addresses, contact numbers, and business hours of the courts:

Carteret County Superior Court
300 Courthouse Square,
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 504-4400
Fax: (252) 504-4401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Carteret County District Court
300 Courthouse Square,
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 504-4400
Fax: (252) 504-4401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

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What are Carteret County Vital Records

Carteret County Vital Records are official documents of vital events that occurred in the county such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. In the county, copies of death, birth, and marriage certificates are provided by the Carteret County Register of Deeds. Divorce records may be obtained from the Clerk of District Court. In the State, the North Carolina Vital Records Office issues divorce records from 1958 to present, marriage certificates from 1962 to present, birth certificates from 1913 to present, and death certificates from 1930 to present. Interested parties may also order copies of death certificates (1906-1981), marriage bonds (1741-1868), marriage licenses/records (1851-1966), and divorce records (1778-1966) from the State Archives of North Carolina.

Where and How to Get Carteret County Divorce Records

To obtain copies of divorce records, contact the Carteret County Clerk of District Court using the following details:

Carteret County District Court
300 Courthouse Square,
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 504-4400
Fax: (252) 504-4401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Where and How to Get Carteret County Marriage Records

Order a Carteret County Marriage Records through the Register of Deeds Office. The office charges $10 for every request. Only eligible parties may order by mail or in person. To make mail requests, complete an Application for a Certified Copy of North Carolina Marriage Certificate, attach a valid photo ID photocopy, and enclose a certified check or money order made out to the Carteret County Register of Deeds. Mail all three to the address below:

Carteret County Register of Deeds
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8474
Fax: (252) 728-7693

Request in-person at the same address. Applicants are required to bring the necessary documents. The only acceptable form of payment is cash.

Where and How to Get Carteret County Birth Records

There are two methods by which eligible individuals may obtain Carteret County Birth Records from the Register of Deeds: by mail, or in-person. Certified copies of birth records cost $10. For mail requests, send a completed Application for a Copy of North Carolina Birth Certificate, a copy of valid photo ID, and applicable fee to the address below. All requests by mail are payable by certified check or money order to the Carteret County Register of Deeds.

Carteret County Register of Deeds
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8474
Fax: (252) 728-7693

For in-person requests, visit the Register of Deeds Office with the necessary documents and fee(s). The request fee is to be paid with cash.

Where and How to Get Carteret County Death Records

The Carteret County Register of Deeds issues certified copies of death certificates to eligible individuals. This includes the deceased’s immediate family and legal representatives. To order a death certificate, either mail in or hand-deliver the request to the addresses below:

Carteret County Register of Deeds
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8474
Fax: (252) 728-7693

For mail requests, enclose a completed Application for a Certified Copy of North Carolina Death Certificate, a copy of valid photo ID, and the request fee. It costs $10 per certified copy. Pay using a certified check or money order made out to the Carteret County Register of Deeds. Processing time for the request is less than 24 hours that is, it is possible to get the certificate on the same day of request.

To deliver the request in person, visit the office with the necessary documents and fees. Pay with cash. The North Carolina Vital Records Office maintains a statewide repository of vital records. To obtain any of the four records types, use the relevant form below:

Submit the forms, along with proper identification and relevant fees by mail or in-person during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday, using the address below:

Mail Requests
North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

In-Person Requests
North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building)
225 North McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1382

It costs $24 for first copies and $25 for additional copies payable by money order, certified check, or business check when it is a mail request. Applicants have the same payment options available when requests are made in person. Applicants may opt to expedite their request for an additional $15 using the walk-in service or regular mail service. For mail requests, write expedite on the front of the envelope, enclose the applicable fees and mail to the following address:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

To use a faster service, UPS or FedEx, it costs an additional $35. Write expedite on the front of the envelope, enclose the applicable fees and mail to the following address:

N.C. Vital Records
225 North McDowell Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27603-1382

The State Archives of North Carolina maintains death, marriage, and divorce records for specific years. Order copies of these records by mail, fax, or email with the Reference Request Form. Send mail or fax to the following address:

State Archives of North Carolina
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
Fax: (919) 733-1354

The office also provides the State Archives of North Carolina Store where death, marriage, and divorce records requests can be made online. For more information or inquiries, contact the office on (919) 814-6840.