Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is no longer under any storm watches or warnings. Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.

Info Requests

The New Hanover County Communications and Outreach Office accepts public records requests via email. Please use the form below to submit a request. Once your request is received, a member of the Communications Office will contact you in a timely manner.

Requests for background checks or marriage, divorce, or property records cannot be filled by submitting a request below.

Below is a list of common public records requests that must be handled by other departments or agencies. If your inquiry falls into any of these categories, please contact the agency listed and do not submit a public information request in the form below.

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

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 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.


New Hanover County Records Request Form

  • Requestor Information

  • Record Request Information

  • To expedite the request, be as specific as possible in describing the records being requested. Also, please include the type of access requested (copying, inspection, or examination); and if data, the medium requested.
  • Payment Information

  • Fees:
    Copies @ $0.10/page
    Electronic Records:
    Shall be provided free of charge, but agency may charge for cost of media, programming, clerical, supervisory assistance and/or substantial use of information technology.
    Delivery / postage fees additional depending upon delivery type.
    Additional Charges:
    May be charged if extraordinary time/effort required, depending upon request.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Communications and Outreach: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 195 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7461 • Fax 910-798-7277
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