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Wake County Criminal & Court Records

  • Superior-District Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    Wake County Superior-District Court has jurisdiction over Civil, Small Claims, Misdemeanor, Felony, Probate and Eviction cases. There are two ways to search public Criminal records, though a fee must be paid before any records will be retrieved. You can request them by mail or in person at the Wake County Courthouse by stating the name of the party you would like searched. Computer records go back to 1982 for Criminal cases and 1988 for Civil.

    PO Box 351
    316 Fayetteville St Mall
    Raleigh, NC 27602
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Search civil and criminal court calendars at Civil Div on 11th Fl; criminal on 1st.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 5/82, prior on books and cards from 1968
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

Wake County Background Checks

Fill out the Wake county background checks form to request a criminal background report.

Wake County Court Recorder Offices

Register of Deeds

Wake County
PO Box 1897
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-856-5467 8:30AM-5:15PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1885.

Courier Offices

421 Fayetteville St #300
One Bank of America Plaza
Raleigh, NC 27601

County Assessor




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