Request File Copy
Please read the “Instructions for Request File Copy” before submitting a request.
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If you need certified copies or a criminal background record check you must mail a self-addressed prepaid envelope along with payment (certified funds) to Clerk of Court, Attn: Civil Records, P.O. Box 20099, Winston-Salem, NC 27120.
|File copy fees for certified copies:|
|Certified copy||$3.00 first page and .25 each additional page|
|Criminal background record check||$25.00 certified funds or cash on site|
|Regular copy by mail (not certified)||$2.00 first page and .25 each additional page|
|All requests for certified copies must be mailed in with self addressed prepaid envelopes and be paid for in advance with certified funds OR the request must be made in person. By filling out this form and submitting a request, you are obtaining a uncertified copy.|
Please be advised that the following files may not be immediately available or may be unavailable for this online service: 1998 or earlier Estate (“E”) Files; 2015 or earlier Special Proceeding (“SP”) Files. If you need immediate access to these files, then you will need to view the Microfilm or CD archives located in our Civil Records Division. If you make a request for these files, please allow up to three (3) business days to receive a response from our office.
State Law prohibits the Clerk’s Office staff from; providing any legal advice, providing instructions for completing forms, referring an attorney, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.