(Criminal records are indexed by name only and no other
identifying characteristics. The person obtaining the record should
determine whether or not the name on the record check is the identity of
the person you are searching.)
If you are doing a background check or needing
information on charges on an individual name, you may either obtain that
information from a Clerk of Court's office, or through several Internet
companies that will sell pages of information to you. Each company has
its own set charges.
Please note: If you are checking on an
individual who has already been charged, convicted and sentenced to
prison or probation, you may go the Department of Correction web
site for more information.
If you are checking on an individual who has a
current pending charge, you can obtain the court date and courtroom
online, click District and Superior Court Calendars and follow the instructions.
Criminal Background Checks
for a list of
internet companies providing background checks
background check from this office is only for charges in Cumberland County. For record checks from other counties,
you must contact the Clerk of Court’s Office in that county. Statewide searches can be obtained from
the above internet companies only.
Clerk of Court Criminal Background Checks
Cumberland County Criminal Background Check can be obtained from the
Clerk’s Office in person or by mail.
[The Form] Please
complete a Criminal
Record Check form for each name to be searched.
[The Costs] The fee for each name
searched can be obtained from the following link.
‘Criminal Record Search” on Costs link.
The Court does not accept personal checks.
All payments by certified check or by a money order should be payable to
the Clerk of Superior Court.
[In Person] Come to the Criminal Division of the Clerk of Superior
Court’s Office, located in Room 112 on the first floor of the Cumberland
County Courthouse, 117 Dick
Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina [Map]. You should bring the form(s) and payment with you.
[By Mail] Complete a Criminal Record
Check form for each name
searched and mail it along with payment. You should enclose a
self-addressed stamped envelope. The Clerk’s Office will complete the
record check and return it to you in the envelope provided..
Mail To: Clerk of Superior Court – P.O. Box 363 – Fayetteville,
– Attention: Criminal Record Check