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North Carolina Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of North Carolina, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(919) 733-1110

NORTH CAROLINA STATE WEB SITE:
www.ncgov.com

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
www.governor.state.nc.us

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
www.ncdoj.com

LEGISLATIVE RECORDS
www.ncleg.net

STATE ARCHIVES
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us

Criminal Records
State Bureau of Investigation
Identification Section
407 N. Blount St.
Raleigh NC 27601-1009
(919) 662-4500
(919) 662-4380 (fax)

North Carolina Criminal History Search (fee)

North Carolina Department of Corrections (Incarcerations)

Driving Records
Division of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License Section
1100 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh NC 27697
(919) 715-7000
(fax number not provided)
www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services


Vehicle Ownership Information
Division of Motor Vehicles
Registration/Correspondence Unit
1100 New Bern Ave
Raleigh NC 27697
(919) 715-7000
(fax number not provided)
www.dmv.dot.state.nc.us

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources
Vital Records Section
PO Box 29535
Raleigh NC 27626-0537
(919) 733-3526
(919) 829-1359 (fax)
http://vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us

Business/Corporate Records
Secretary of State
Corporate Section
300 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh NC 27603-5909
(919) 807-2225
(919) 807-2039
www.secstate.state.nc.us

Corporate Records:
www.secretary.state.nc.us/Corporations

Federal Tax Liens Filed with NC Secretary of State:
www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens

Workers Compensation Information
NC Industrial Commission
4340 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699
(800) 688-8349 (claims questions)
(919) 807-2500
(919) 715-0282
www.comp.state.nc.us

Employer Information:
www.comp.state.nc.us/iwcnss

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
(state tax liens available only at country level)
UCC Division
Secretary of State
PO Box 29626
Raleigh NC 27626
(919) 807-2111
(919) 807-2120
www.secretary.state.nc.us/UCC

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!


City-County Cross Index

Criminal Statewide Active Calendar/Dockets (all counties)
www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/html/trial_courts.htm

Alamance County
212 W. Elm St.
Graham, NC 27253-2802
(336) 438-1001

Alexander County
201 1st St. SW, Suite 1
Taylorsville, NC 28681-2504
(828) 632-2215

Alleghany County
Main St., P.O. Box 186
Sparta, NC 28675-0186
(336) 372-8949
ONLINE: Property
http://arcims.webgis.net/nc/Alleghany/default.asp
Register of Deeds
www.allcorod.com

Anson County
P.O. Box 352
Wadesboro, NC 28170-0352
(704) 694-2314

Ashe County
P.O. Box 367
Jefferson, NC 28640-0367
(336) 246-5641
ONLINE: Real Estate, Grantor/Grantee, Property
www.ashencrod.org/Opening.asp

Avery County
P.O. Box 87
Newland, NC 28657-0087
(828) 733-2900
ONLINE: Property
http://arcims2.webgis.net/avery/default.asp

Recording, Grantor/Grantee, Property
www.averyrod.com/view/disclaimer.html

Beaufort County
P.O. Box 514
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-5184

Bertie County
P.O. Box 370
Windsor, NC 27983
(252) 794-3039

Bladen County
P.O. Box 247
Elizabethtown, NC 28337-0247
(910) 862-2144

Brunswick County
P.O. Box 127
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-8502
ONLINE: Recording, Deed, Lien
http://rod.brunsco.net
Tax Assessor, Real Estate
http://brunsconctax.org

Buncombe County
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801-3563
(828) 232-2605
ONLINE: Assessor, Property Tax
www.buncombetax.org
Real Estate, Property, Marriage, Death, Fictitious Names,
Corporations, Deeds

Burke County
P.O. Box 796
Morganton, NC 28680
(828) 432-2800

Cabarrus County
P.O. Box 707
Concord, NC 28026-0707
(704) 786-4137
ONLINE: County Register of Deeds
www.co.cabarrus.nc.us
Recording, Deeds, Liens, UCCs, Grantor/Grantee
www.cabarrusncrod.org/welcome.asp

Caldwell County
905 W. Ave. NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 757-1373
ONLINE: Caldwell County Property Records
http://maps.co.caldwell.nc.us
Marriage, Birth, Death
http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Camden County
P.O. Box 190
Camden, NC 27921
(252) 331-4871

Carteret County
Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516-1898
(252) 728-8500

Caswell County
P.O. Box 98
Yanceyville, NC 27379
(336) 694-4171

Catawba County
P.O. Box 65
Newton, NC 28658-0065
(828) 466-6100
ONLINE: Catawba County Assessor
www.gis.catawba.nc.us/
Register of Deeds

Chatham County
P.O. Box 369
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-3240

Cherokee County
75 Peachtree St.
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2522

Chowan County
P.O. Box 487
Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-2323

Clay County
P.O. Box 506
Hayesville, NC 28904
(828) 389-8334

Cleveland County
P.O. Box 1210
Shelby, NC 28151-1210
(704) 484-4862

Columbus County
P.O. Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 641-3000

Craven County
406 Craven St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 514-4774

Cumberland County
P.O. Box 2039
Fayetteville, NC 28302
(910) 678-2909
ONLINE: Recorder, Deeds, UCCs
www.ccrodinternet.org

Currituck County
P.O. Box 71
Currituck, NC 27929
(252) 232-2010

Dare County
P.O. Box 1849
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-9100

Davie County
123 S. Main St.
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 751-3507

Duplin County
P.O. Box 970
Kenansville, NC 28349-0448
(910) 296-1686

Durham County
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 564-7050

Edgecombe County
PO Drawer 9
Tarboro, NC 27886-5111
(252) 823-6161

Forsyth County
Hall of Justice
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 761-2250

Franklin County
P.O. Box 545
Louisburg, NC 27549
(919) 496-5104

Gaston County
P.O. Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28053
(704) 852-3100

Gates County
P.O. Box 471
Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-1365

Graham County
P.O. Box 406
Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828) 479-7986

Granville County
P.O. Box 427
Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 693-2649

Greene County
P.O. Box 675
Snow Hill, NC 28580-0675
(252) 747-3505

Guilford County
P.O. Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 574-4305

Halifax County
P.O. Box 66
Halifax, NC 27839
(252) 583-5061

Harnett County
P.O. Box 279
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 814-4600

Haywood County
County Courthouse
215 N. Main
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-3540

Henderson County
200 N. Grove St., Suite 129
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-4851

Hertford County
P.O. Box 86
Winton, NC 27986
(252) 358-7845

Hoke County
304 N. Main St.
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 875-3728

Hyde County
P.O. Box 337
Swanquarter, NC 27885
(252) 926-4101

Iredell County
P.O. Box 337
Statesville, NC 28687
(704) 878-4306

Jackson County
401 Grindstaff Cove Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-7512

Johnston County
P.O. Box 118
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-3192

Jones County
P.O. Box 189
Trenton, NC 28585
(252) 448-7351

Lee County
P.O. Box 12040
Sanford, NC 27331-2040
(919) 708-4400

Lenoir County
P.O. Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
(252) 527-6231

Lincoln County
P.O. Box 3289
Lincolnton, NC 28093
(704) 736-8563

Macon County
5 W. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734-3005
(704) 349-2000

Madison County
P.O. Box 217
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-2531

Martin County
P.O. Box 807
Williamston, NC 27892
(252) 792-2515

McDowell County
1 S. Main St.
Marion, NC 28752
(704) 652-7717

Mecklenburg County
720 E. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 347-7814

Mitchell County
P.O. Box 82
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 688-2161

Montgomery County
P.O. Box 695
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 576-4211

Moore County
P.O. Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
(910) 947-2396

Nash County
P.O. Box 974
Nashville, NC 27856
(252) 459-4081

New Hanover County
316 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401-4027
(910) 341-1111

Northampton County
P.O. Box 128
Jackson, NC 27845-0128
(252) 534-1631

Onslow County
109 Old Bridge St., Room 107
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-4458

Orange County
P.O. Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-2210

Pamlico County
P.O. Box 433
Bayboro, NC 28515-0433
(252) 745-6000

Pasquotank County
P.O. Box 154
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
(252) 331-4751

Pender County
P.O. Box 43
Burgaw, NC 28425-0043
(910) 259-1229

Perquimans County
P.O. Box 74
Hertford, NC 27944
(252) 426-1505

Person County
Courthouse Square
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 597-0554

Pitt County
P.O. Box 74
Greenville, NC 27835
(252) 695-7100

Polk County
P.O. Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722-0308
(828) 894-8231

Randolph County
P.O. Box 1925
Asheboro, NC 27204-1925
(336) 328-3000

Richmond County
114 E. Franklin St., Suite 101
Rockingham, NC 28379-3601
(910) 997-9102

Robeson County
P.O. Box 1084
Lumberton, NC 28359
(910) 737-5035

Rockingham County
P.O. Box 127
Wentworth, NC 27375
(336) 342-8700

Rowan County
P.O. Box 2568.
Salisbury, NC 28145
(704) 639-7505

Rutherford County
P.O. Box 551
Rutherfordton, NC 28139-2511
(828) 286-9136

Sampson County
P.O. Box 256
Clinton, NC 28328
(910) 592-5192

Scotland County
P.O. Box 769
Laurinburg, NC 28353
(910) 277-3240

Stanly County
P.O. Box 97
Albemarle, NC 28002
(704) 982-2161

Stokes County
P.O. Box 67
Danbury, NC 27016
(336) 593-9173

Surry County
P.O. Box 345
Dobson, NC 27017-0303
(336) 386-3700

Swain County
101 Mitchell St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-2288

Transylvania County
12 E. Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-3120

Tyrrell County
P.O. Box 449
Columbia, NC 27925
(252) 796-6281

Union County
P.O. Box 248.
Monroe, NC 28111-0248
(704) 283-4313

Vance County
122 Young St., Suite F
Henderson, NC 27536-4268
(252) 738-9000

Wake County
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27601-1897
(919) 755-4108

Warren County
P.O. Box 709
Warrenton, NC 27589
(252) 257-3261

Washington County
P.O. Box 1007
Plymouth, NC 27962-1308
(252) 793-3013

Watauga County
842 W. King St.
Courthouse Suite 9
Boone, NC 28607-3531
(828) 265-5432

Wayne County
P.O. Box 267
Goldsboro, NC 27533
(919) 731-7921

Wilkes County
Courthouse
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 667-1201

Wilson County
P.O. Box 1728
Wilson, NC 27894-1728
(252) 291-7500

Yadkin County
P.O. Box 211
Yadkinville, NC 27055-0211
(336) 679-8838

Yancey County
County Courthouse, Room 4
Burnsville, NC 28714-2944
(828) 682-2122