Public Records Request

Please complete this form to request a copy of an existing public record. Please note, state agencies and employees are not required to create or compile a public record that does not exist. G.S. 132-6.2. For more information, view About North Carolina public records law or NCAOC public records policies and procedures.

  • Current Section A - Requesting Individual
  • Section B - Records Requested
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The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) is not the custodian of court documents, case information, or marriage and birth certificates. NCAOC will not fulfill requests for these records.
  • NCAOC does not conduct civil / criminal background searches and cannot provide information about a person's prior charges or convictions.
  • For background searches, please see the criminal background check help topic.
  • For copies of court documents, please see the obtaining court records help topic or contact the clerk's office in the county in which the case was filed. For eCourts counties: You may search online for case information and court records by name, case number, attorney, and more. Individuals performing background checks should use the county clerk's office for doing so, not Portal.
  • For copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates, please contact the county register of deeds office or N.C. Vital Records.

Section A - Requesting Individual