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Public Records Requests

The New Hanover County Public Information Office accepts public records requests via email.  Please email Charles Smith with the following information: Name, Organization, Address, City, State, Zip, Telephone Number and what information is being requested.  Once your request is received, a member of the Public Information Staff will contact you in a timely manner.

The following is a list of common public records requests that are not filled by this office.  If your inquiry falls into any of these categories, please submit your request to the agency listed.

Marriage Records

You can search for a marriage record by visiting the Register of Deeds website and searching the Official Public Records system.  Utilizing the Official Public Records system, you may search for birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, military discharges and uniform commercial code.

New Hanover County Register of Deeds
Honorable Tammy Theusch Beasley, Registrar
216 N. 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 798-4530

Divorce Records/Traffic Violation Records/Criminal and Civil Disputes

You can obtain information regarding a divorce, traffic violation or other court-related records, such as criminal and civil disputes, by contacting the New Hanover County Clerk of Court, using the information below.

Honorable Jan G. Kennedy
Clerk of Superior Court
New Hanover County Clerk of Court
316 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 772-6600


Property and Tax Records

Property and tax information is managed by the New Hanover County Tax Department.  Information can be accessed through the Tax Department website.  You can search using an address or name.