Public Record Requests

Brunswick County accepts public record requests via online form. Once your request is received, a Brunswick County team member will contact you in a timely manner. Record requests are addressed in the order of receipt and may require time to fully address the request.

Requests for background checks or marriage, divorce, or unclaimed property (escheat) records cannot be filled by submitting an online request to Brunswick County.

Below is a list of common public record requests that can be found online or 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 records request via our online form.

Attention: Courthouse Records

Brunswick County Court is separate from Brunswick County Government, though the Courthouse is located at the county government center. Brunswick County Government cannot provide court-related records.

You can obtain information regarding divorce records, traffic violations, criminal background checks, estate filings, wills, or other court-related records (such as criminal and civil disputes) by contacting the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court.

Brunswick County Courthouse & Clerk of Court's Office 
310 Government Center Drive NE
Unit 1
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone: 910.253.3900
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brunswick County is part of District Court and Prosecutorial Districts 13, and Superior Court District 13B. View the links for more information.

Additional Courthouse Contacts

Those who are unable to conduct business with the Courthouse over the phone are encouraged to use services available through and contact the Courthouse using the following departmental emails:

Civil Court (CV)Civil Cases: What most people think of when they hear the word "lawsuit." In civil court, one party files a lawsuit against another, asking for money or for a court order against the other party. Civil cases include topics such as divorce, domestic violence and protection orders, family-related cases, landlord/tenant issues, and small claims court.

Search statewide judicial forms related to civil cases.
Email Brunswick Civil Court
Phone: 910.253.3914
Criminal Court (CR)

Criminal Court: The government (usually referred to as "the State") prosecutes a person for breaking the law, with the possibility of punishment like jail time or a fine. Crimes include felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions (many of the most commonly-charged traffic offenses are infractions). Visit to learn more about criminal law and the criminal court process.Email Brunswick Criminal Court
Phone: 910.253.3902
Estate Proceedings (E)Estates: The legal management and distribution of a person's property and assets, usually after they have died, but this type of case also applies to some living persons who need someone else to manage their affairs for them, like an adult or minor who needs a legal guardian. Visit to learn more about estates, how to file an estate, and the administrative process.

Search statewide judicial forms related to estates.
Email Brunswick Estates
Phone: 910.253.3904
Special Proceedings (SP)Special Proceedings: A special category of cases that the General Assembly has decided aren't regular "civil" cases. Common special proceedings involve certain family or financial relationships between the parties, like adoptions and incompetency hearings for adults who might need guardians. Other special proceedings decide the disposition or ownership of land ("real property"), like foreclosures, "partitions" (a process to divide a single piece of property between its multiple owners), and some boundary disputes.

Search statewide judicial forms related to special proceedings.
Email Brunswick Special Proceedings
Phone: 910.253.3905
JuryJury Service: Jury service is the solemn obligation of all qualified citizens. Jurors are obligated to the court for the entire week's session of court, until excused by the presiding judge. Visit to learn more about jury service in this county.Email Brunswick Jury Clerk
Phone: 910.253.3390

Public Records Request

  1. Responses to requests and delivery of records is generally conducted by email unless another delivery method is requested. Some records may require different delivery methods or means of inspection depending on their format.

  2. *Important* Read Carefully Before Submitting Your Request

    DO NOT use this form to submit requests for criminal records, traffic citations, estates/wills, or records of divorce. Brunswick County Government does not have access to these records. Contact the Brunswick County Courthouse for these types of records at 910.253.3900. 

    More contacts for the Courthouse are on this webpage under the Criminal & Civil Disputes / Divorce Records / Estate Proceedings tab above.

    Be as specific as possible in describing the records being requested and specific time frames in the text box below.

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