Licensed Background Check (Single County) for Yourself or Others by Clerk of Superior Court Office Request a certified criminal record search by name for yourself or others in one county throughout the clerk of superior court office at the courthouse. Notice: This search only checks the court records in that one county. It’s not a statewide listing search.

Fill out and print Form AOC-CR-314, and submit to the clerk’s office with the fee of $25 via.

Mail: Money order or certified check accepted (personal checks aren’t accepted) In person: Credit free background search reddit card, cash, money order, or certified check accepted.

Self-Service Non-Certified Background Check for Yourself or Others at Any Courthouse Search, view, or email criminal records for yourself or others in any given county or statewide without charge using the public access computers available in the clerk’s office at any courthouse. Note: This hunt isn’t licensed, and printing charges may apply.

Other Options N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Statewide Background Check for Yourself The SBI provides a non-certified, statewide criminal record look for yourself with the entry of your own fingerprint card, shape, and fee. This is also known as the Right to Review your North Carolina record.

Third-Party Vendors Background Check for Yourself or Others Unofficial listing checks could be run through third-party businesses which will sell information to you. Each firm has its own set charges. The N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) lists companies that obtain information in the NCAOC on a continuous basis pursuant to a licensing agreement. The records which the NCAOC provides to the companies are accurate reflections of their information in the databases of the clerks of court, but the NCAOC cannot guarantee that the data the businesses provide to their customers is current or accurate. View the list of businesses.


RPA licensees may get real-time access or bulk data extracts.

Conduct statewide criminal history checks and civil hunts Suitable access to data in the office, business, or service Examples accessible include: criminal records (check pending cases, confirm prior convictions), infractions, tax liens, evictions, or judgments Real-time access Provides same real-time data as the public access computers at any courthouse helps to ensure that data obtained correctly reflects that of the N.C. clerks’ offices, and thus reducing the likelihood of violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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