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Carteret County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516 www.nccourts.org/County/Carteret/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-504-4400
F: 252-504-4402
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516 www.nccourts.org/County/Carteret/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-504-4400
F: 252-504-4402
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
300 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516 www.nccourts.org/County/Carteret/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-504-4543
F: 252-504-4536
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Carteret County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Carteret County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Carteret County
Register of Deeds
302 Court House Sq
Beaufort, NC 28516-1898 nc-carteretcounty.civicplus.com/1...
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 252-728-8474
Fax: 252-728-7693
Recorded Documents

Carteret County Vital Certificates

Carteret County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Carteret County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 519.84 sq mi
Population (2009): 64,423
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 90.1%
  • Black/African American: 7.5%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 5,063
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 19.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.31
Housing Units (2000): 40,947
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.6%
Migration Flow to Carteret County, NC from (2007-2008):

Carteret County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $995,553
  • Construction: $99,753
  • Retail Trade: $115,827
  • Professional and Technical Services: $53,093
  • Healthcare: $78,226
  • Banking: $39,271
  • Retail Trade: $115,827
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $64,555
  • Manufacturing: $46,795
  • Farms: $2,817
  • Government: $250,126
Employed (2000): 27,110
Unemployed (2000): 1,419
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,241
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,462
Local Government Revenue (2007): $220,234 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $99,258 (thou. dol.)

Carteret County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 643
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.2
Deaths (2007): 641
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 1.6

Carteret County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 229
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 22
  • Robbery: 25
  • Aggravated Assault: 181
Property Crimes (2008): 2,196
  • Burglary: 588
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,527
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 81

Carteret County Genealogy Records