North Carolina Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

North Carolina marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Raleigh
Most Populous City: Charlotte
Total Area: 53,865 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 9535483
Website: http://www.nc.gov
Source: Wikipedia

The North Carolina Office of Vital Records maintains North Carolina vital records for marriages after 1962 and divorces after January 1958, with records also available at the county register of deeds. Many county registers have online searchable record databases. For North Carolina marriage records prior to 1962, the county register of deeds should be contacted; for North Carolina divorce records prior to 1958, the county clerk of the Superior Court should be contacted. Although a 1669 law required marriage registration, most marriages from this time were not registered. The North Carolina State Library has marriage bonds for 1741-1868, and microfilmed marriage registers and indexes. Marriage records for 1868-1962 are on file with the Register of Deeds and also at the North Carolina State Archives. The Superior Court in each county has granted divorce decrees since 1814; copies of pre-1868 divorce records are available at the North Carolina State Archives.

For more information on North Carolina vital records, visit North Carolina Birth & Death Vital Records

North Carolina Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Dept of Environment, Health & Natural Resources
Vital Records Section
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: 919-733-3526
Fax: 919-829-1359
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Note: Non-certified copies may be purchased by the public. Certified copies can be obtained by family members. The fee is the same for either report.
Record Access Requirements: Investigative searches are permitted, but only non-certified copies are provided.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Dept of Environment, Health & Natural Resources
Vital Records Section
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Phone: 919-733-3526
Fax: 919-829-1359
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Note: Non-certified copies are available to the public, certified copies to family members. The fee is the same for either report.
Record Access Requirements: Investigative searches are permitted, but only non-certified copies are provided.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of Courts
901 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607-5045
Phone: 919-890-1000
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: All trial court research for record copies must be done at the local level.

Records Available: Criminal Records
State Bureau of Investigation
C.I.I.S.
PO Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626
Phone: 919-662-4500
Fax: 919-662-4380
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Record access is limited to criminal justice and other government agencies authorized by law. Employers are denied access unless subject is in a business designated to receive records (i.e. health or child care). Contact agency for proper paperwork.
Record Access Requirements: This agency will direct you to the Admin. Office of the Courts (AOC) for online access to statewide Clerk of Court criminal records. Private companies offering NC criminal records are listed at www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GoToCourt/Default.asp?topic=1.
Search Note: The subject can request their record for $14.00 cert check or M.O.; mandatory to include a FD-258 fingerprint card. Send to- Attn: Applicant Unit. The result is returned to the subject only - this agency will not forward it to a third party.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
North Carolina Department of Corrections
Combined Records
2020 Yonkers Road, 4226 MSC
Raleigh, NC 27699-4226
Phone: 919-716-3200
Fax: 919-716-3986
Website

Business Hours: 7:30AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Computer records go back to 1973. Probation records are maintained separately by the Division of Community Corrections at 919-716-3100
Search Note: Location, conviction and sentencing information, and release dates are provided.


North Carolina County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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