Cumberland County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

According to the Annual Summary Report of 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting Data published by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Cumberland County recorded a 1.6% decline in index crime rate, going from 4,894.6 per 100,000 in 2016 to 4,814.4 per 100,000 in 2017. A breakdown of the data, revealed the property crime rate to be 70% higher than the violent crime rate of the county, accounting for 85% of the index criminal offenses. The violent crime rate of the county reportedly declined 2.8% from 657.5 in 2016 to 638.6 in 2017 while the property crime rate decreased by 5.7% to 3,782.5 per 100,000.

Criminal Records

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is the main law enforcement agency of the county and is tasked with generating records and reports pertaining to criminal activity within county limits. However, as per North Carolina state laws, criminal background checks are processed by the Cumberland County Superior Court which maintains records of criminal histories of county residents. Thus, all requests for criminal records may be directed to the county courthouse.

How to Get Criminal Records

The Cumberland County Clerk of Superior Court processes requests for certified criminal background records. The records provided by this office only include arrest information, misdemeanor, and felony charges and disposition records of offenses and events within the county.

To request a criminal record, interested persons may print out and complete a Form AOC-CR-314. The application must legibly state the full name and required personal information of the subject and must be signed by the requestor. The form must then be accompanied by money order or cheque payment of $25 and submitted to the Clerk of Superior Court at:

Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse
117 Dick Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 475-3000
Fax: (910) 475-3032

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office operates a Sex Offender Registration Unit which pools and disseminates information regarding sex offenders resident within county limits. Interested county residents may obtain information regarding sex offenders in Cumberland by querying the Unit at (910) 672-5657 or by using the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. Offenders can be searched by name, location, or by sex registration number. The state Bureau of Investigation also provides NC Offender Subscription Services with which interested persons can receive email notifications regarding sex offenders in specific vicinities.

Where and How to Get Inmate and Jail Information

The Cumberland County Detention Center is managed by the County Sheriff's Office which disseminates information regarding the facility and resident detainees. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Jail System provides access to all jail and inmate-related information including welfare, contact information, special management, visitation schedules, court, and counsel as well as inmate commissary and public release information.

Other inmate-specific information such as primary charges, arrest date, bail or bond information and unique inmate number can be obtained using the Detention Center Active Inmate Search Tool. to access information using the tool, inmates must be searched by the last name.

Court Records

Where and How to get Court Records

Records of court cases heard by the Cumberland County Superior Court are maintained in the county courthouse by the office of the Superior Court Clerk. The office processes non-confidential records and provides copies to requestors with reasonable intent. To obtain court records, interested persons may request them from the county courthouse via mail or access the records by self-serving with the public terminals available in the Clerk of Courts Office. In order to request or search for a record, the requestor will be required to have information regarding the case such as the defendant, witness or victim's name and the case number of the record. Record requests should be made at/to:

Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse
117 Dick Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 475-3000
Fax: (910) 475-3032

Location of all Courts In County

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

Cumberland County Superior & District Court
117 Dick Street, P.O. Box 363,
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 475-3000
Phone: (910) 475-3015
Fax: (910) 475-3036 (Family Court)

Where and How to Get Property Records

The Cumberland County Register of Deeds Office maintains and provides public access to a variety of records, including those pertaining to land and real property ownership such as deeds, land records and liens. To obtain copies of these records, interested persons may self-serve using the Cumberland County Register Of Deeds Remote Access Site or make in-person or mail queries to the office of the Register.

To obtain a record, the requesting party will be required to provide details of the property including the names of the recording number and date (if known), the name of the grantor/grantee and the address of the property. In-person and mail requests may be made to:

Cumberland County Register of Deeds
117 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 678-7775
Fax: (910) 323-1456

Vital Records

The North Carolina Vital Records Office serves as the state's primary custodian of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. The office processes statewide requests for these vital records and provides the same to eligible requestors. At the county level, this service is provided by the office of the Cumberland County Register of Deeds which is the local repository of birth, death and marriage records. On the other hand, requests for Cumberland county divorce records are processed by the County Clerk of Superior Court.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted by the Cumberland County Superior Court are maintained and issued by the office of the Superior Court Clerk. Interested persons may obtain these records by querying the county courthouse in person or via mail.

In-person requests will require the requestor to self-serve using the public terminals. With the terminals, divorce records can be searched by the names of the spouses involved, the date and place of the filing or the case number of the record. Similarly, mail-in queries can be made to the courthouse. These should include relevant details of the divorce, the case number of the record as well as a “not to exceed” cheque to cover the search and copy fee. Both in-person and mail requests should be made at/to:

Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse
117 Dick Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 475-3000
Fax: (910) 475-3032

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

The Vital Records Section of the Cumberland County Register of Deeds Office processes requests for records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred within county limits. As per state laws, these records may only be accessed by the person(s) named on the record, an immediate family member of the subject of the record and legally authorized persons or legal representatives.

To obtain any of these records, eligible persons are required to complete the Cumberland County Application for Birth Death or Marriage Record. The form should be accompanied by the fees indicated on the form, a government-issued ID (or colored photocopy) and a proof of relationship document (if applicable), and submitted via mail or in-person to:

Cumberland County Register of Deeds
Vital Records Section
P. O. Box 2039
Fayetteville, NC 28302