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Polk County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 38
Columbus, NC 28722 www.nccourts.org/County/Polk/Defa...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-894-4900
F: 828-894-4901
Couriers: One Courthouse Square
Columbus, NC 28722
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental, expunged or dismissed records released
For GPS purposes, the physical address is 100 West Mills Street. Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
PO Box 38
Columbus, NC 28722 www.nccourts.org/County/Polk/Defa...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-894-4900
F: 828-894-4901
Couriers: One Courthouse Square
Columbus, NC 28722
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental, expunged or dismissed records released
For GPS purposes, the physical address is 100 West Mills Street. Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
PO Box 38
Columbus, NC 28722 www.nccourts.org/County/Polk/Defa...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-894-8119
F: 828-894-4901
Couriers: One Courthouse Square
Columbus, NC 28722
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental, expunged or dismissed 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.

Polk County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Polk 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.

Polk County
Register of Deeds
40 Courthouse St
Bryant H Womack Bldg
Columbus, NC 28722 www.polknc.org/registrar_of_deeds...
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 828-894-8450
Fax: 828-894-5781
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk 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.

Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 237.85 sq mi
Population (2009): 19,255
  • Females: 52.6%
  • White: 93.5%
  • Black/African American: 5.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 89.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 931
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.28
Housing Units (2000): 9,192
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.7%
Migration Flow to Polk County, NC from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $235,095
  • Construction: $31,190
  • Retail Trade: $17,393
  • Professional and Technical Services: $14,045
  • Healthcare: $52,529
  • Banking: $14,130
  • Retail Trade: $17,393
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $5,797
  • Manufacturing: $25,331
  • Farms: $1,318
  • Government: $38,998
Employed (2000): 7,922
Unemployed (2000): 337
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $38,715
Local Government Employment (2007): 781
Local Government Revenue (2007): $34,718 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $8,513 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 149
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.8
Deaths (2007): 299
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.7

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 10
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 8
Property Crimes (2008): 201
  • Burglary: 38
  • Larceny-Theft: 151
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 12

Polk County Genealogy Records