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Johnston County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577 www.nccourts.org/County/Johnston/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 919-209-5400 ext. 5442
F: 919-209-5401
Couriers: 207 E Johnston St
Smithfield, NC 27577
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. Probate is in a separate index at this courthouse. Probate fax is same as main fax number.
District Court
PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577 www.nccourts.org/County/Johnston/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 919-209-5400 ext. 5442
F: 919-209-5401
Couriers: 207 E Johnston St
Smithfield, NC 27577
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. Probate is in a separate index at this courthouse. Probate fax is same as main fax number.
District Court - Magistrate Office
PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577 www.nccourts.org/County/Johnston/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 919-209-5460
F: 919-209-5401
Couriers: 207 E Johnston St
Smithfield, NC 27577
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.

Johnston County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Johnston 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.

Johnston County
Register of Deeds
207 E Johnston St, #209
Smithfield, NC 27577 http://www.johnstonnc.com/rod
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 919-989-5160
Fax: 919-989-5728
Recorded Documents

Johnston County Vital Certificates

Johnston 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.

Get a vital certificate.

Johnston County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 791.85 sq mi
Population (2009): 168,525
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 82.2%
  • Black/African American: 15.6%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 11.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 71.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 46,559
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 75.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.58
Housing Units (2000): 50,196
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.4%
Migration Flow to Johnston County, NC from (2007-2008):

Johnston County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,251,272
  • Construction: $272,532
  • Retail Trade: $197,327
  • Professional and Technical Services: $89,123
  • Healthcare: $146,820
  • Banking: $51,640
  • Retail Trade: $197,327
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $65,548
  • Manufacturing: $523,512
  • Farms: $39,255
  • Government: $395,733
Employed (2000): 59,641
Unemployed (2000): 2,458
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,238
Local Government Employment (2007): 6,998
Local Government Revenue (2007): $361,351 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $238,934 (thou. dol.)

Johnston County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,474
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.8
Deaths (2007): 1,074
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 22
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.9

Johnston County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 479
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 49
  • Robbery: 135
  • Aggravated Assault: 291
Property Crimes (2008): 4,922
  • Burglary: 1,681
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,850
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 391

Johnston County Genealogy Records