Background Checks on Others
The North Carolina Judicial Branch provides Court information and is public record. This information may be obtained by contacting the Clerk of Court in the county of residence. A fee of $25 is required. 
  • Visit and click on the General Public link. Scroll down to Additional Resources to find links to Obtaining Court Records, Criminal Background Check and to Request a Public Record.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety maintains information about individuals who are serving or have served state prison sentences and those who are, or have been, on parole.  
The North Carolina State Sex Offender Registry maintains information about registered sex offenders.
  • Visit to search for offenders by one of the following:
    Offenders nearby your address
    Offender search by name and/city/zip
    Offenders by latitude/longitude
    Offenders by Sex Registration Number
A National Sex Offender Search is now available online
Public information is also available online through different vendors. Name-based public record checks and online vendors providing the information are not associated with the State Bureau of Investigation.  Please be aware that Name-based background checks are NOT as accurate as fingerprint-based background checks.
There are many private companies that buy North Carolina court information and furnish it online.