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What Are County Mecklenburg Arrest Records?

Mecklenburg arrest records are documents created to contain information generated during arrests, including arrest warrants and arrest reports. Open to the public and accessible by anyone in the county, Mecklenburg arrest records are available at the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office. Applicants can send requests via mail or visit the Sheriff’s office in person at:

Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff: Garry L. McFadden
901 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 336-8100

Crime Statistics

The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation publishes annual statistical crime data as required by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. According to the 2017 report, Mecklenburg county law enforcement agencies reported a 5% decline in index crime rate with reports sliding from 4,672.1 per 100,000 in 2016 to 4,814.4 per 100,000 in 2017. Property crimes were recorded to be the leading subset of offenses accounting for 85% of total reported crimes, while the violent crime rate declined 2% to 638.6 per 100,000, accounting for 15% of the total index crimes in the county. The county's property and violent crime rates were concluded to be markedly higher than the state average rate per 100,000 which were put at 375 per 100,000 for violent crimes and 2,286.8 per 100,000 for property crimes.

What Are Mecklenburg County Criminal Records?

Mecklenburg criminal records are police records that detail the entire criminal history of a person. Criminal records contain all the criminal infractions a person ever got arrested for, their jail time information, and their current illegal status. Mecklenburg criminal records are public records. They are available at the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office, the County Clerk of Superior Court, and the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation.

How Do I Get Mecklenburg County Criminal Records?

Mecklenburg criminal records are obtainable at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. They have an online database where citizens can do criminal record searches for uncertified criminal records. Certified criminal records are confidential and only obtainable by the owner of the records. Eligible requesters may send the application forms to the State Bureau of Investigation to retrieve their criminal records at:

State Bureau of Investigation
3320 Garner Road
P.O. Box: 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626-500
Phone: (919) 582-8600
Fax: (919) 661-5977
Email: CIIShelp@ncsbi.gov

Requesters may contact the Sheriff’s Office or the County Clerk of Superior Court for Mecklenburg County arrest records at these addresses:

Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff: Garry L. McFadden
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 336-8100

Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court
832 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (704) 686-0400

How to Find Mecklenburg County Sex Offender Information?

Mecklenburg sex offender information is available on the North Carolina State Government database. The site contains sex offender information on all sex offenders in the state. Another way to view sex offenders’ information is through the North Carolina State Police Offenders Registration section. Mecklenburg sex offender information gets listed on the North Carolina state bureau of investigation sex offenders registry. Sex offender records are accessible by doing a search on sex offenders in particular areas or cities or searching for specific sex offenders using the person’s name, age, zip code, county, or city.

How to Visit an Inmate in Mecklenburg County Jail?

Mecklenburg citizens may visit inmates in the detention center on any day of the week as long as they schedule visits on time. The Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office allows two forms of inmate visitation which are video and on-site visitation. Video visits can be scheduled on any day of the week.

Inmates’ visitors must obey all the rules of the detention center if not their visitation rights will be revoked. Interested individuals may contact the Sheriff’s office to find out more details about inmate visitation days and times. The Sheriff’s office and detention center are at:

Mecklenburg County Detention Centre
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (980) 314-5200

Where and How to Find Mecklenburg County Inmate Information

Mecklenburg inmate information covers the inmate’s name, sex, gender, jail time and parole date. Information seekers can get Mecklenburg inmate information from the Sheriff’s Department. Inmate information falls under public records in the North Carolina Public Records Law.

All Mecklenburg inmate and jail information can be retrieved from the Detention Unit of the Sheriff's Office. The Unit operates the County's VINE system with which county residents can make inquiries regarding inmate's primary charges, bond and bail conditions, housing and commissary, court dates, and prospective release dates. The VINE system can be contacted at (800) 247-9658. Individuals can contact the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department at this address for all inmate information:

Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 336-8100

What Are Mecklenburg County Court Records?

Mecklenburg County's court records are public records that show all the information revealed in court proceedings in the county. They are not confidential, so they are accessible by anyone. Mecklenburg court records are obtainable at the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s office.

The Clerk of Superior Court is available to attend to the public for Mecklenburg court records from 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Visit the Clerk of Superior Court’s office at:

Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court
832 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (704) 686-0400

Location of All Courts in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County's court system consists of just two courts which are one superior and district court.

Mecklenburg County Superior Court
832 East 4th Street
P.O. Box: 37971 Charlotte, NC 28237
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (704) 686-0400

Mecklenburg County District Court
832 East 4th Street P.O. Box: 37971
Charlotte, NC 28237
Phone: (704) 686-0400
Phone: (704) 686-0202 (Family Court)

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What Are Mecklenburg County Vital Records?

Mecklenburg County vital records are essential certificates that government officials keep on behalf of citizens in Mecklenburg County. Vital records are confidential records accessible by specific eligible individuals.

Vital records fall under the purview of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Vital records division, and Mecklenburg Register of Deeds. The Mecklenburg Clerk of Court keeps divorce records in Mecklenburg County.

Where and How to Get Mecklenburg County Divorce Records

Mecklenburg divorce records are accessible at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Vital records division, and the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court respectively. Only either spouse and their attorneys can get divorce certificates. Qualified candidates should make sure all requests have the couple’s name, the date the divorce became official, and the location of the divorce.

The state’s vital records division has divorce records from 1958. Divorce records cost $24, and additional copies are $15. Applicants can send application forms to:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: (919) 733-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1511
Email: northcarolinavitalrecords@ncconnect.onmicrosoft.com

Applicants can also contact the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court via mail or in-person for divorce records as well. Visit the Clerk of Superior Court:

Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court
832 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 686-0400

Where and How to Get Mecklenburg County Marriage Records

Mecklenburg County marriage records are generated and maintained by the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds. The register of deeds processes requests for both certified and uncertified copies of marriage records. Certified marriage records are accessible by either spouse, their children, and attorneys. All applications for certified marriage records should contain proof of identities. Visit the register of deeds vital records office at:

Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds
Vital Records Office
618 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (704) 336-2819
Fax: (704) 336-7471
Email: ROD@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, vital records division also has marriage records from 1962. Marriage records cost $24 for original copies and $15 for extras. Requesters may mail application forms to:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: (919) 733-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1511
Email: northcarolinavitalrecords@ncconnect.onmicrosoft.com

Where and How to Get Mecklenburg County Birth Records

Mecklenburg birth records are available from October 1913 at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, vital records division. Certified birth records are confidential and accessible by only a select few. Those that may request certified birth records are the parents of the child, grandparents, legal guardians, legal representatives, and the child named on the documents. Requesters may mail Mecklenburg birth record applications to:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: (919) 733-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1511
Email: northcarolinavitalrecords@ncconnect.onmicrosoft.com

The Mecklenburg Register of Deeds has a record of all birth records issued in the county. Applicants may contact the Register armed with the child’s name, date of birth, the parents’ full name and the location of birth. Send all Mecklenburg birth records Register of Deeds’ requests to:

Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds
Vital Records Office
618 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (704) 336-2819
Fax: (704) 336-7471
Email: ROD@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Where and How to Get Mecklenburg County Death Records

Mecklenburg death records are accessible at both the Mecklenburg Register of Deeds office and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, vital records division. The state’s health department has death records starting from 1930. Requesters should include the deceased’s name, the date of the death, the place the person died, and their relation to the deceased. Only the immediate family of the dead and their legal representatives can get death certificates. All requesters should attach an exact photo ID with the application form and send them to:

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (919) 733-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1511
Email: northcarolinavitalrecords@ncconnect.onmicrosoft.com

The Mecklenburg Register of Deeds vital records division also processes certified death records requests sent to the office at:

Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds
Vital Records Office
618 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (704) 336-2819
Fax: (704) 336-7471
Email: ROD@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

In addition to government agencies, county public records may also be obtained from third-party websites. These non-government platforms come with intuitive tools that allow for expansive searches. Record seekers may either opt to use these tools to search for a specific record or multiple records. Users are able to search third-party websites remotely for multiple records at a time with just the name of the record subject and their last known location, including the city, county, or state. Third-party sites are not sponsored by government agencies. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Mecklenburg County?

In line with the Freedom of Information Law of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County property records are part of public records open to the public. Interested persons can submit requests for copies of property records to the administrative office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Mecklenburg County?

The Mecklenburg County Assessor maintains all records of real and personal property in Mecklenburg County. It also values properties within the county. To obtain Mecklenburg County property records, contact the Assessor’s Office at:

Mecklenburg County
Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3500
Charlotte, NC 28208
(980) 314-4226

Interested persons may also send mail-in requests with the address below:

Assessor’s Office
P.O. Box 36819
Charlotte, NC 28236-6819

How to Look Up Mecklenburg County Property Records?

The Mecklenburg County Property Information System allows interested persons to look up comprehensive information about real estates in Mecklenburg County. It provides details about a property’s current ownership, mailing address, legal property description, building details, property values, land use, sales, deeds, tax bills, street maps, and directions.

It also operates Polaris 3G. This is the county’s real estate mapping tool. It provides property information, assessed values, and sales. Search this online mapping by owner, property address, or parcel ID.

Location of Mecklenburg County Property Assessors

Mecklenburg Assessor’s Office
Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3500
Charlotte, NC 28208
(980) 314-4226

Mailing Address:

Assessor’s Office
P.O. Box 36819
Charlotte, NC 28236-6819