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Birth or Death Certificates

To obtain a birth or death certificate, please visit the Health Department’s Vital Statistics division or visit the office:

Office of Vital Records
700 East Stonewall Street
Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28202

704-336-2819

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Building Plans & Permits

For more information about building plans and/or permits, please visit the Code Enforcement Department’s Internet Permitting and Inspection System online or visit the office:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

​​​ Certificates of Occupancy

To obtain a copy of a Certificate of Occupancy, please visit the Code Enforcement Department’s Internet Permitting and Inspection System online or visit the office:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 /p>

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Records

To obtain Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) records, please contact CMPD’s Crime Records section at 704-336-2848.

Crime reports can be accessed online by a search using the victim/owner’s name and/or the complaint number.

Crash reports can be accessed online​ by a search entering the report number, incident date, driver, and/or location.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) Records

Mecklenburg County does not house records related to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. To obtain information related to CMS, visit the CMS School Records website.

Court Records – Civil, Criminal, Traffic Violations

Mecklenburg County does not maintain Mecklenburg County Court records or documents. For civil, criminal or other court related inquiries, including traffic violations, please contact the Clerk of Court’s office directly at 704-686-0404.

Criminal Background Checks

A name-based criminal record check may be obtained by contacting
the Clerk of Court’s office at 704-686-0404.

Criminal Inquiries

For information related to arrests, inmates, or warrants, please visit the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office website or call the information line at 704-336-8100.

The following inquiries can be accessed online:

Divorce Records

Divorce records are stored at the county level. You can obtain information regarding a divorce, along with other court-related records by contacting the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Court at 704-686-0400. When you call ask them to quote an amount for the service, and then send a money order or a check with your request. You can also submit a request online or walk in to the office with your request. 

Mapping Information

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Marriage Records

To obtain a marriage license, please fill out the online Marriage Application.
You can search for a marriage record by using the Register of Deeds’ online Marriage Index.

Property Records

Real property information can be accessed by owner name, address, or parcel identification number using POLARIS3G.

Recorded real estate documents (e.g. deeds, mortgages) can be researched online through the Register of Deeds Web Access​ or by visiting the office:

Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds
720 E. 4th Street, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-2443

Tax Information

Information regarding property valuation can accessed by owner name, address, or parcel identification number using POLARIS3G.

You can also search for tax bills online.