is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any state government agency.
Notice is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and does not assemble or evaluate information for the purpose of supplying consumer reports.

You understand that by clicking “I Agree” you consent to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy agree not to use information provided by for any purpose under the FCRA, including to make determinations regarding an individual’s eligibility for personal credit, insurance, employment, or for tenant screening.

This website contains information collected from public and private resources. cannot confirm that information provided below is accurate or complete. Please use information provided by responsibly.

You understand that by clicking “I Agree”, will conduct only a preliminary people search of the information you provide and that a search of any records will only be conducted and made available after you register for an account or purchase a report.

North Carolina Court Records is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the FCRA and does not provide consumer reports. All searches conducted on are subject to the Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.


Guilford County Arrest Records

In Guilford County, North Carolina, arrest records document instances where law enforcement officers detain citizens. These records include the persons' personal information and details of the arrest. Arrest records do not necessarily indicate that the individual was charged with a crime or convicted; they only confirm that an arrest occurred.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency that conducts arrests in the county. Some local municipalities in Guilford County also have local police departments that carry out arrests:

Inmates in Guilford County are held in the Guilford County Detention Center, which has two locations: Greensboro and High Point. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office oversees the care and custody of inmates incarcerated in both locations.

Greensboro Detention
201 S Edgeworth St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 641-2700
Fax: (336) 641-2793

High Point Detention
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 641-7900
Fax: (336) 641-4137

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office generates and maintains arrest records within the county. These records include information such as the name of the individual arrested, the charges, the date and location of the arrest, and other important information.

Note: Guilford County arrest records are interconnected with various legal documents and proceedings. They form part of Guilford County Court Records because they are referenced in court proceedings and are relevant to individuals conducting criminal history searches. Arrests occur when law enforcement officers have probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. Arrests are necessary to maintain public safety, uphold the law, and bring criminals to justice.

Are Arrest Records Public in Guilford County?

By the North Carolina Public Records Law, arrest records are considered public in Guilford County. The law grants the public the right to access government records, including arrest records.

However, there are certain exemptions to public disclosure. For example, juvenile arrest records, certain personnel records, and records pertaining to ongoing investigations may be exempt from public access. Additionally, sensitive information such as social security numbers and medical records within arrest records may be redacted to protect individuals’ privacy.

To access arrest records in Guilford County, individuals need to make a request to the relevant law enforcement agency or county clerk’s office.

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

Public arrest records usually contain the following information:

  • Information about the arrested person - Full name, date of birth, gender, physical description (e.g., height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc.)
  • Arrest information - the date and time of the arrest, location of the arrest, the arresting agency (the sheriff’s office or local police department), and the name of the officer(s) that carried out the arrest.
  • Offense for which the arrest was made and and the law that provides for the offense.
  • Booking information - booking date and time, booking time, and mugshot.
  • Additional information (if any) - arrest warrant and previous arrest information.

Guilford County Crime Rate

The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation Crime Statistics provides statistics reports of criminal activities reported by various law enforcement departments in the state. According to the 2022 crime statistics report, the total number of crimes reported in Guilford County was 2,276, comprising 674 violent crimes and 1,602 property crimes. Property crimes were more common with 1,170 larcenies, 295 burglaries, 115 motor vehicle thefts, and 22 arsons. Violent crimes reported include 30 murders, 17 rape incidents, 143 robberies, 484 aggravated assaults.

Guilford County Arrest Statistics

According to the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation Crime Statistics, in2022, Guilford County arrest statistics from the NCSBI show a total of 13,257 arrests, with 12,756 adults and 501 juveniles.

For murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, there were 31 arrests (30 adults, one juvenile). Rape had 5 arrests, all adults. Robbery resulted in 166 arrests (150 adults, 16 juveniles). Aggravated assault saw 517 arrests (483 adults, 34 juveniles).

Regarding property crimes, burglary led to 351 arrests (335 adults, 16 juveniles), and larceny had 1,151 arrests (1,118 adults, 33 juveniles). Motor vehicle theft had 12 arrests, all adults, while arson accounted for 20 arrests (17 adults, 3 juveniles).

These statistics highlight that property crimes, particularly larceny, were the most common, with significant adult involvement in violent crimes. Juveniles had notable arrests in robbery and aggravated assault.

Find Guilford County Arrest Records

Guilford County arrest records and inmate information are available through county, state, and federal resources. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office operates an inmate search portal to provide interested persons with access to inmate information. The portal can be searched by name or booking number.

Also, the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (NDAC) provides the Offender Public Information Search/Offender Locator where you can look up individuals currently incarcerated in state prisons. It can be searched by the offender’s name, inmate ID, or other identifying details.

To search for individuals in federal custody, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) provides an inmate locator tool. It can be searched by name or BOP number.

Free Arrest Record Search in Guilford County

Guilford County arrest records and inmate information are available for free from official government websites. These official government websites include:

There are also third-party websites that offer free arrest record searches by aggregating public records from various sources.

Note: While third-party websites can provide useful information, the accuracy and completeness of their data cannot always be guaranteed. It is advisable to cross-reference with official sources and be cautious of sites that may charge hidden fees or require unnecessary personal information.

Get Guilford County Criminal Records

Guilford County criminal records are official documents that provide information about an individual’s criminal activities and convictions in the county. Interested persons can request copies of Guilford County criminal records from the Guilford County Clerk of the Superior Court and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI).

To obtain certified copies of criminal records from the Guilford County Clerk of the Superior Court, fill out the AOC-CR-314 form. Submit the filled-out form with payment and a valid ID in person or via mail to the office at Greensboro or High Point:

Guilford County Courthouse - Greensboro
Physical Address
201 South Eugene St
Greensboro, NC 27401

Mailing Address
Guilford County Courthouse
P.O. Box 3008
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 412-7300

Guilford County Courthouse - High Point
Physical Address
505 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27262

Mailing Address
Guilford County Courthouse - High Point
P.O. Box 2434
High Point, NC 27261
(336) 822-6700

Each copy costs $25. For in-person requests, you can pay using cash, credit cards, certified checks, or money orders. Mail-in requests must be paid with money orders or certified checks. It is important to note that this criminal history check is name-based and may not be entirely reliable. For greater accuracy, fingerprint checks are recommended.

The NCSBI processes fingerprint criminal background checks in North Carolina. A fingerprint criminal background check costs $14. To make a request, submit a fingerprint card and a completed Right to Review form in person or via mail to:

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Information and Identification Section
Attention: Applicant Unit - Right to Review
P.O. Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626-0500

Residents can get assistance with the procurement of their fingerprints by reaching out to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office:

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
400 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 641-3694
Fax: (336) 641-6729

Guilford County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

Arrest records in Guilford County document instances where law enforcement detained an individual. These records include the persons' personal information and details of the arrest. Arrest records do not necessarily indicate that the individual was charged with a crime or convicted; they only confirm that an arrest occurred.

Criminal records, on the other hand, provide a comprehensive history of an individual’s interactions with the criminal justice system in Guilford County. These records include arrest information, criminal charges, court proceedings, convictions, sentencing, and parole and probation terms.

While arrest records are a component of criminal records, criminal records offer a broader view of an individual’s legal history, including the outcomes of any charges and subsequent legal actions.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

In North Carolina, arrests remain on a person’s record indefinitely. There is no automatic removal or expiration of arrest records. Instead, records are maintained as part of an individual’s criminal history unless expunged by a court order. Expungement is a legal process that can remove certain arrests from a person’s record under specific conditions, such as cases where charges were dismissed or the individual was found not guilty. To obtain a court order for expungement, individuals must file a petition with the Superior Court and meet all eligibility requirements set forth by North Carolina law.

Expunge Guilford County Arrest Records

Expunging arrest records in Guilford County involves a legal process that can remove certain arrests from an individual’s criminal record, effectively sealing or erasing them from public view.

The following circumstances make a person eligible for expungement:

  • If you were arrested but the charges were dismissed or found not guilty.
  • Individuals with a first-time, non-violent misdemeanor or felony conviction.
  • Certain offenses are committed by individuals under the age of 18.
  • Specific non-violent misdemeanors and felonies (often after a waiting period and provided there are no subsequent convictions).

The process of expunging arrest records in Guilford County involves:

  • Obtaining the forms (Petition and Order of Expunction) for expungement from the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts or the Guilford County Clerk of Court.
  • Fill out the petition with information about the arrest, charges, and case outcome.
  • Collect any necessary documents, such as court orders, dismissal notices, or proof of a not guilty verdict.
  • Submit the completed petition and supporting documents to the Guilford County Clerk of Court. There may be a filing fee, which can sometimes be waived if you demonstrate financial hardship.
  • Serve copies of the petition to relevant parties, such as the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office and the arresting agency, as required.
  • In some cases, you may need to attend a court hearing where a judge will review your petition and make a decision. It is advisable to have legal representation during this hearing.
  • If the court grants the expungement, the records will be sealed or destroyed, and the arrest will no longer appear in public background checks.

Guilford County Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant is a legal document issued by a judge or magistrate authorizing law enforcement to arrest an individual suspected of committing a crime. In Guilford County, arrest warrants are issued when law enforcement officers or prosecutors present a complaint or affidavit outlining the evidence and probable cause indicating that the individual in question has committed a crime. The judge or magistrate reviews the evidence and determines whether there is sufficient probable cause to issue an arrest warrant. If probable cause is established, the judge or magistrate signs the warrant, authorizing law enforcement to arrest the individual.

Arrest warrants are issued where:

  • There is sufficient evidence to charge someone with a crime.
  • An individual fails to appear in court as required, a warrant may be issued for their arrest.
  • Someone violates the terms of their probation, an arrest warrant can be issued.
  • Further investigation reveals the involvement of an individual in criminal activity, an arrest warrant may be necessary.

An arrest warrant in Guilford County contains the following information:

  • Personal information - name, address, and other identifying details of the individual to be arrested.
  • Description of the offense - a detailed description of the alleged crime, including specific charges and relevant statutes.
  • Probable cause statement - a statement explaining the evidence and reasons why there is probable cause to believe the individual committed the crime.
  • Issuing authority - the name and signature of the judge or magistrate who issued the warrant.
  • The date the warrant was issued and the location where it is to be executed.
  • Any specific instructions or conditions under which the arrest should be made.

Guilford County Arrest Warrant Search

The Criminal Warrants of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the maintenance and service of criminal processes, including arrest warrants, within Guilford County. You can find active warrants, you can contact the Warrant Squad with the information below:

GCSO Warrant Office (Greensboro)
201 S. Edgeworth Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 641-2727
Phone: (336) 641-3355
Fax: (336) 641-6719
Fax: (336) 641-3668

GCSO Warrant Office (High Point)
507 E Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 641-7907
Phone: (336) 641-3355
Fax: (336) 641-7884
Fax: (336) 641-3668

Do Guilford County Arrest Warrants Expire?

In Guilford County, arrest warrants do not expire. Once issued, an arrest warrant remains active until it is executed by arresting the person named in the warrant, or until the warrant is quashed or recalled by the court.

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests Records
  • Warrants
  • Driving Violations
  • Inmate Records
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Bankruptcies
  • Tax & Property Liens
  • Civil Judgements
  • Federal Dockets
  • Probate Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Death Records
  • Property Records
  • Asset Records
  • Business Ownership
  • Professional Licenses
  • And More!