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Lenoir County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

How to Get Lenoir County Criminal Records?

Lenoir County Criminal records are the purview of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Department. A criminal record is an official record of all past crimes an individual has been convicted of. Lenoir County Criminal records are kept and maintained in the Records Division of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s office.

Requests for criminal records can be made by contacting the Reports Processing Clerk on this number (252) 559-6100 or visit the Records Division of the County Sheriff’s office in person at this address:

130, South Queen Street
Post Office Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

What are Lenoir County Arrest Records?

Lenoir County arrest records are documents providing details about the arrests of suspected offenders in the county. They differ slightly from criminal records. They only show that a person has been arrested. They do not suggest that the person has been convicted of the crime. An arrest record does, however, detail personal information of the accused like the person’s last known address and age.

Other personal information detailed in arrest records includes the accused's fingerprints, pictures, social security numbers, race, height, and weight. Arrest records also show the type of crime the person was arrested for, either a felony or a misdemeanor, without stating the exact specifics of the case.

Lenoir County arrest records can be found at the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office. Visit the Sheriff’s office at this address to request arrest records:

30, South Queen Street
Post Office Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Or contact the Sheriff’s Office via telePhone: (252) 559-6100 or Fax: (252) 527-3854.

What are Lenoir County Criminal Statistics?

According to Crime in North Carolina - 2014 Annual Summary Report of 2014 Uniform Crime Reporting Data carried out by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Lenoir County’s crime rate per 100,000 persons for that year was 4,677.5. The total violent crime rate per 100,000 persons was 838.1. The overall property crime rate per 100,000 persons was 3,839.4.

Lenoir County had one of the highest crime rates in the state. The county’s crime rate is significantly higher than the state’s overall crime rate, which makes her one of the most dangerous counties in the state.

How to Find Lenoir County Sex Offender Information

The North Carolina State Government database contains information on all sex offenders in the state. Information on sex offenders can be obtained by contacting the North Carolina State Police Offenders Registration section on their website.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offenders Registry contains details about sex offenders. These records can be accessed by carrying out a search for sex offenders in a particular location or carrying out a search for a particular sex offender by providing the person’s name, age, zip code, county, or city.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Lenoir County Jail?

Inmates in Lenoir County can only be visited at the county jail on specific days. Visitation days are divided into two days, depending on the inmates’ last names. Inmates with last names starting with the letters A to M can accept visitors on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inmates with last names starting with the letters N to Z can accept visitors on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitors must be listed on an approved list submitted by the inmate. Only five family members can be listed at a time, although inmates are allowed to change the names on their list every 90 days. All inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit per week. A maximum of two people may share each visit.

Visitors who are 18 and above are required to provide valid identification to prove they are the ones on the list. Minors are required to be chaperoned by a parent or legal guardian who must provide a valid type of identification at the time of visit.

Where and How to Find Lenoir County Inmate Information

Inmate information for Lenoir County can be received at the W.E. Billy Smith Detention Center, which is Lenoir County's detention center. It is under the jurisdiction of the County Sheriff. The Detention Center can house 285 inmates. The detention center is a combination of a detention center and a jailhouse for the county.

People who desire to get information regarding inmates can acquire information by visiting this address and making their requests in person:

Lenoir County Jail
130, South Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 559-6100

What are Lenoir County Court Records?

Lenoir County court records can be accessed at the Lenoir County Clerk of Superior Court’s office. Lenoir County court records are not confidential or sealed and can be viewed through the public access points located in the Clerk of Superior Court’s office.

All Persons who wish to request copies of a court document, can visit the Clerk of Superior Court’s office or call this number to request the necessary information (252) 520-5300.

Location of all Courts in Lenoir County

There is only one court in Lenoir County. It is located at;
Lenoir County District Court
130, South Queen Street,
Kinston, NC 28501
P.O. Box 68
Phone: (252) 520-5300
Phone: (252) 520-5440 (Family Court)
Fax: (252) 520-5441 (Family Court)

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What are Lenoir County Vital Records

Lenoir County's vital records include official records of birth, death, child deaths, marriage, divorce, and legal separation of Lenoir County residents, which are kept and maintained by the state registrar. Vital records in Lenoir County are the purview of the Lenoir County Register of Deeds.

Lenoir County vital records can be obtained from the Lenoir County Register of Deeds office at this address in person, or an application can be sent via mail:

Lenoir County Administration Building
101, N. Queen St.
P.O. Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Where And How To Get Lenoir County Divorce Records

Lenoir County divorce records can be gotten from the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina. The records can be obtained by visiting or mailing the North Carolina vital records office at this address:

NC Vital Records
1903, Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903

The office stays open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the state office. These records are only given to family members or authorized legal representatives at a fee.

Where and How to Get Lenoir County Marriage Records

The Lenoir County Register of Deeds manages and creates all marriage certificates issued in the county. To obtain a certified duplicate of a marriage certificate, visit the office of the Lenoir County Register of Deeds in person. A processing fee will be required for each certified copy issued. The following information is usually required to apply for a marriage record.

  • The bride and groom's full names,
  • The date of marriage,
  • The applicant's full name,
  • The applicant's full contact details,
  • The applicant's proof of identity, and
  • Payment for processing the application.

Requesters can also download the application form and send it to the Register of Deeds office along with full payment for the certified copies and a photocopy of their picture ID.

Where and How to Get Lenoir County Birth Records

Lenoir County birth records are the purview of the Lenoir County Register of Deeds. The Lenoir County Register of Deeds prepares and maintains all birth certificates issued in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

To obtain a certified duplicate of a birth certificate, visit the Register of Deeds's office, and make a formal request. Applicants can also send a completed copy of the application form with full payment and a photocopy of a valid means of identification.

Where And How To Get Lenoir County Death Records

Death Records for all citizens of Lenoir County are the purview of the Lenoir County Register of Deeds. Lenoir County death records can be accessed by visiting the Register of Deeds office in person at this address and requesting records:

Lenoir County Administration Building
101, N. Queen St.
P.O. Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Records can also be requested via mail. Download, then fill out the application form and send it to the Register of Deeds office. Ensconce payment as well as a photocopy of a valid means of identification with the application form before sending it.