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Mecklenburg County, NC Public Records

Superior-District Court
PO Box 37971
Charlotte, NC 28237
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 704-686-0400 (info)
F: 704-686-0601
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Infractions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Civil cases such as divorce, custody, child support and cases involving less than $10,000 are heard in District Court, along with criminal cases involving misdemeanors and infractions.

Mecklenburg County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Mecklenburg 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.

Mecklenburg County
Register of Deeds
720 E 4th St, #103
Charlotte, NC 28202
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 704-336-2443
Fax: 704-336-7699
Recorded Documents

Mecklenburg County Vital Certificates

Mecklenburg 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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Mecklenburg County Information

Mecklenburg County, which was founded in 1762, is the most populous county in the state of Tennessee. Within its boundaries, you can find the cities of Pineville, Mint Hill, Matthews, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and the county's largest and most well known city, Charlotte. Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Carolina Panthers professional football team. Another notable resident is Billy Graham, whose library can also be found in Mecklenburg County.

Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Mecklenburg, including Bank of America, making it the second largest banking center in the United States. The county's largest employer is Carolinas Healthcare System which employs 26, 283. Wachovia and Bank of America are the next largest employers. Intercity rail is integral to the county's infrastructure. Mecklenburg's location between Atlanta and Washington on a major freight route makes it a busy area with 25 freight trains moving in and out of the area daily. The county is also served by three Amtrak routes and the LYNX light rail system. LYNX Rapid Transit Services is currently a 10-mile line running from Uptown to Pineville with a gradual expansion continuing into 2034. If you are looking for educational opportunities, entertainment, spirituality, or big business, Mecklenburg has it all to offer and more.

Mecklenburg County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 526.28 sq mi
Population (2009): 913,639
  • Females: 51.0%
  • White: 64.1%
  • Black/African American: 29.8%
  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 11.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 54.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 218,261
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 9.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 86.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 37.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 292,780
Homeownership Rate (2000): 62.3%
Migration Flow to Mecklenburg County, NC from (2007-2008):

Mecklenburg County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $42,780,977
  • Construction: $2,713,171
  • Retail Trade: $2,328,408
  • Professional and Technical Services: $4,140,081
  • Healthcare: $2,445,831
  • Banking: $7,185,706
  • Retail Trade: $2,328,408
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,009,355
  • Manufacturing: $3,321,441
  • Farms: $47,843
  • Government: $3,821,636
Employed (2000): 369,275
Unemployed (2000): 20,136
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $45,483
Local Government Employment (2007): 49,456
Local Government Revenue (2007): $3,753,092 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $4,197,083 (thou. dol.)

Mecklenburg County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 14,773
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.1
Deaths (2007): 5,004
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 96
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.5

Mecklenburg County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 7,404
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 86
  • Forcible rape: 293
  • Robbery: 3,089
  • Aggravated Assault: 3,936
Property Crimes (2008): 51,455
  • Burglary: 12,864
  • Larceny-Theft: 33,076
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5,515

Mecklenburg County Genealogy Records