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Here are three different ways to do your own search for criminal records or do a background criminal record search in North Carolina. To find the free searches, scroll down the page. If it says “Pay Site,” that means the agency or company asks that you pay for your search.

1) Free searches – listed below.  You may do your own non-certified searches using databases listed below that are provided by the State of North Carolina.  The “Criminal and Traffic Court Pending Cases” resource searches pending court records in all counties.  “Criminal Court Calendars” provides a resource to view current court calendars for any county in North Carolina.  There are five inmate databases listed, and of those four are provided by the Department of Corrections.  Use them to search for current and past inmates, probationers, and parolees, as well as inmate escapes and releases.  We also provide a link to the Federal Bureau of Prisons where you may search for inmates incarcerated in North Carolina or search for Federal inmates from the State of North Carolina.

2) Certified criminal background checks.  If you'd like to obtain a certified criminal background check on yourself or someone else, the North Carolina Court System recommends that you contact the Clerk of Superior Court for a particular county and you may search records and obtain certification for that county only.  The fee is $25.  Use the link below that says “Criminal Background Check Information.”  There you’ll also find information on how to do a non-certified check of statewide records through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).  SBI searches required a fingerprint card and a $14 fee.  For more information on fingerprint searches call the SBI at (919) 662-4500, extension 6336 or 6359.

3) Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Criminals don't stop at state borders.  Expand your search with our Search Systems Premium criminal record database - the largest available to the public online containing over 400 million criminal records in all states.  Includes over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases.  The cost per search is $14.95 and results are immediate.  See Inside Edition's report on YouTube.

Our North Carolina records include over 35 million court records of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic records; Department of Corrections released and current inmate records; and registered offender records. A search of North Carolina records only is $9.95, immediate results.


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