Links to various online public records

There are many public records already available online which you can access without making a public records request. Here are just a few:
 

NCDPS CORRECTIONS INFORMATION 

CRIMINAL OFFENDER INFORMATION 

  • Offender Public Information Search / Locator - Search by name or offender ID for up-to-date information on North Carolina state prisoners, probationers, and parolees. This database from the NC Department of Public Safety and the former NC Department of Correction contains historical information back to 1972. Does not include county jail information. 

  • Automated System Query (ASQ) - This search tool queries the same NCDPS database as the public offender search, but allows you to create specialized reports based on criteria that you select.  Returns counts and demographic information on offenders but not specific offender identities. 

STATE HIGHWAY PATROL 

NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

NORTH CAROLINA SBI 

  • Background Checks – The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is the central repository for criminal information for the state of North Carolina. The SBI offers the public and authorized agencies criminal background checks. 

  • NC Sex Offender Registry - This database shows residential locations of registered sex offenders in North Carolina. Maintained by the State Bureau of Investigation. 
     

COURT RECORDS 

  • North Carolina Judicial Branch – NCDPS is not the custodian of court records. To request records regarding criminal and civil cases, police reports and traffic citations, contact the North Carolina Judicial Branch or the Clerk of Court in the county where the citation was issued.