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Moore County Court Records

Court records in Moore County are official files on court case proceedings and judicial administrative decisions. The files are stored in various formats at the offices of designated record custodians. This means you may find the records in formats such as microfilms, paper, or digital documents. Also, the content of each record may differ based on the case type and various factors. For this reason, criminal court records may feature data on arrests, sentencing, and probation or parole information. However, you will not find these data in lien court documents.

Note: North Carolina public records are important in legal issues and conduct. First, they ensure the courts follow standard court legal practices during court proceedings. Second, they serve as evidence that certain events occurred.

Are Court Records Public in Moore County?

Most Moore County court records are classified as public documents under state laws. The North Carolina Public Act governs the creation, storage, and disclosure of such records. The law also empowers judicial bodies to serve as the custodians of public records in Moore County.

Nevertheless, judicial bodies have the authority to restrict access to court documents, even if the documents are accessible according to state law. For example, notes or drafts created by judicial officers are not public documents. Also, the custodian may redact court records to ensure both parties have a fair and impartial trial. Other exempt court documents in Moore County include:

  • Court documents that contain information collected by probation officers.
  • Grand jury proceedings
  • Court documents on the capacity of a defendant to stand trial
  • Records that contain malpractice actions filed against hospital facilities.

Moore County Court Records Search

Court records in Moore County are obtainable at the office of the record custodian. In this case, the custodian is either the county clerk or the court clerk. These custodians provide access to court records via these options:

  • Public record terminals situated at the court's physical location
  • In-person access at the lobby of the custodian's office.

To access the records in person, record seekers must provide the case party's name and case number. They may also provide additional information to get the record.

Moore County Court Records Search by Name

Record seekers can conduct name-based searches for court records at the offices of custodian agencies. The court clerk processes in-person requests for court records during business hours. The clerk may charge fees for retrieving and producing copies of the documents.

Moore County Courts

Moore County courts comprise a superior court and a district court. The county courts’ locations are provided below:

Moore County Superior Court
102 Monroe Street
P.O. Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 722-5000


Moore County District Court
102 Monroe Street
P.O. Box 936, Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 722-5000
Phone: (910) 722-5015 (Family Court)

Moore County District Court Records

District court records in Moore County contain information on civil, criminal, domestic relations, and juvenile court cases. The county’s district court has exclusive or shared jurisdiction over these cases. For instance, the court has sole authority over domestic relations and juvenile court cases. However, it shares jurisdiction with the superior court on civil and criminal matters.

The clerk of the superior court keeps records of cases filed at the county courts. This means you will find district court records by visiting the clerk’s office at:

Moore County Courthouse
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-2396 (main)
Phone: (910) 947-6179( Civil)
Phone: (910) 947-1950 (Criminal)
Fax: (910) 947-1444

Alternatively, district court records are available through North Carolina’s eCourt platform. The platform provides access to case information and arraigned offenses. Case parties that owe court fees can view copies of their court records via the court collection search portal.

Moore County Criminal Records

Criminal records in Moore County contain histories of arrests and criminal convictions. Note that these records may not contain court case information. That said, you can find criminal records at the superior court clerk's office. To obtain the records, you must send mail or in-person requests to the court clerk at:

Moore County Courthouse
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-1950

The request must contain the following:

  • A completed request form for Moore County criminal records
  • A $25 fee for the record. For mail request, the fees must be money order or checks payable to the “Clerk of the Superior Court of Moore County”.

Record subjects may also obtain copies of their criminal records through North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation. The SBI allows fingerprint-based checks for criminal records. To obtain the records, requesters must follow these steps:

  1. Download and fill out the Right to Review Form
  2. Visit the Moore County Sheriff’s Office to get a fingerprint on an FD-358 fingerprint card
  3. Get a law enforcement officer to fill out page 4 of the fingerprint card
  4. Next, include a $14 money order or check payable to the NC State Bureau of Investigations.
  5. Complete the rest of the form and make a copy of the request for record keeping.
  6. Send the documents and fees to:

NC State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Information and Identification Section
Attention: Civilian Services Unit — Right to Review
Post Office Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626-0500

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office also keeps records of incidents, such as arrest events. Thus, you can obtain Moore County arrest records by visiting the sheriff’s office at:

Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center
302 South McNeill Street
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-2931

Moore County Criminal Court Case Lookup

In Moore County, the superior court clerk is the custodian of criminal cases filed at the county courts. Criminal cases under the clerk’s jurisdiction include felonies, misdemeanors, traffic or ordinance violations, and juvenile crime cases. Juvenile cases are confidential records, and only eligible applicants can obtain them. That said, you can access Moore County criminal records by visiting the court clerk at:

Moore County Courthouse
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-1950

Get Moore County Civil Court Records

Moore County civil court records comprise information on disputes and civil lawsuits. The records cover small claims, foreclosure and liens, general civil, administrative agency appeals, and civil equity.

In Moore County, the Supreme Court Clerk stores records of all civil court cases and enables access to them via in-person orders. Interested parties must visit the clerk’s office during business hours to obtain the records. The clerk’s office will charge fees for producing the record. The fees may differ based on the number of copies and the record format.

Moore County Family Court Records

Moore County’s family court records contain juvenile and domestic relations data. The case types may include adoption, child custody and visitation, juvenile delinquency, paternity rights, and divorce.

The district court in Moore County hears all family-related cases, while the superior court clerk keeps records of these cases. To access Moore County family court documents, requesters must make a request in person at the clerk’s office.

Note: Family court records contain information that may violate the case party’s right to privacy. Thus, the court clerk will only disclose the records to eligible requesters. Those eligible to obtain the records are the record subject, immediate family relations, and legal representatives.

Moore Dissolution of Marriage Records

In Moore County, marriage dissolution records are obtainable through these guidelines:

  • Determine the agency holding and issuing the record
  • Select a preferred mode of requesting the record
  • Fulfill the requirements for obtaining it. The requirements may include providing the search details and applicable fees.

Moore County Marriage and Divorce Records

Moore County's Register of Deeds records all marriages and unions that occur in the county. On the other hand, the clerk of the superior court is the custodian of all divorce cases.

The Register of Deeds maintains online, mail, or in-person channels through which you can obtain marriage records. To order the records online, you must use the online request form and fill out details about the document. Also, you must upload a valid ID to prove your eligibility to get the record.

To obtain Moore County marriage records via mail or in person, you must provide the following documents:

  • An application for a certified copy of Moore County marriage records
  • Applicable search fees. It costs $10 and $0.25 for a certified and uncertified copy of a marriage record, respectively. For mail-in requests, the fees must be money orders or checks payable to Moore County Register of Deeds.
  • Copy of a valid government-issued ID card.

Send the required documents in a self-addressed, stamped envelope via mail to the Register of Deeds at:

Mailing address
Moore County Register of Deeds Office
P.O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327


Physical address
Moore County Register of Deeds
26 Courthouse Square
2nd Floor (Vital Records)
Carthage, NC
Phone: (910) 947-6370

Alternatively, you can access Moore County marriage records in person at the Register of Deeds’ Office. Per NC General Statutes 130A-93, the following requesters are eligible to obtain a copy of marriage records:

  • The record subject
  • Immediate family relations (parents, grandparents, siblings, current spouse, and offspring)
  • Legal representatives, authorized agents, or personnel

In contrast, to get copies of divorce records, you must visit the superior court clerk. At the clerk's office, you must provide information about the requested document and pay the required search or copy fees. North Carolina's Vital Records Office also provides access to Moore County vital records. Interested parties can request these records via mail or in person.

Moore Birth and Death Records

In Moore County, the Register of Deeds maintains birth and death events records. The record custodian also allows access to these records online, by mail, or in person. To access the records online, requesters must select “request for Moore County birth or death record”, depending on their preferred option. Next, they must fill out the required data. Also, they must upload a proof of identification document and pay the required fees.

For mail or in-person orders for birth and death records, members of the public can request the Register of Deeds at:

Moore County Register of Deeds Office
P.O. Box 1210
Carthage, NC 28327

Your request must contain these documents:

  • completed request for vital records
  • A valid identification card is required. The Register of Deeds accepts a driver's license, military ID card, passport, or state ID card.
  • Fees for certified and uncertified copies are $10 and $0.25, respectively.

The North Carolina Office of Vital Records also maintains Moore County birth and death records. The agency allows mail or in-person requests for records in their custody.

Birth and death records are also available at North Carolina’s State Archives. The agency maintains old or archived birth or death certificates, including birth certificates issued prior to 1913.

In Moore County, birth and death records are legal documents that validate a person's or entity’s right to property and identity. For example, concerned parties can use death certificates to inherit properties or other benefits.

Note: Certified records are not disclosed to ineligible applicants.

Moore County Probate Court Records

In Moore County, probate court records contain case documents on the distribution of estates and the care of dependents. Thus, the records may contain data on wills, trusts, estates, guardianships or conservatorships, and name changes.

You can find probate court records in the custody of the superior court clerk. To get copies of the records, make a request in person during business hours at:

The Clerk of the Superior Court,
Moore County Courthouse
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-2396

Moore County Property Records

Property records in Moore County contain data on parcel, property ownership, valuation, legal address, and property description. You can find Moore County property records online via the county's online search portal. You may search the records through these search options:

The Register of Deeds also maintains an online repository for real estate indexes. You can search the index by filling in the following:

  • The party's name and their role (grantor or grantee)
  • Date filed
  • Subdivision
  • Document type.

Moore County Court Records Online

Moore court records are available online and offline through official custodian agencies. Also, some third-party search sites like have legal licenses to maintain court records. Operating independently of any state government, third-party search sites are generally easy to access and may not require users to create accounts. Despite the perks of using these sites, they may not contain confidential or full court documents.

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