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
Bolivia, NC 28422
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.
- Learn about the Court system
- Court calendars
- Learn about the District Attorney’s Office
- For probation, call 910.253.7803
Additional Courthouse Contacts
Those who are unable to conduct business with the Courthouse over the phone are encouraged to use services available through nccourts.gov 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
|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 nccourts.gov to learn more about criminal law and the criminal court process.
|Email Brunswick Criminal Court
|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 nccourts.gov to learn more about estates, how to file an estate, and the administrative process.
Search statewide judicial forms related to estates.
|Email Brunswick Estates
|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
|Jury 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 nccourts.gov to learn more about jury service in this county.
|Email Brunswick Jury Clerk
You can search for birth records, death records, marriage records, and notary records by visiting the Register of Deeds website and searching the Online Records Search system.
Brunswick County Register of Deeds
Honorable Brenda M. Clemmons, Register of Deeds
75 Court House Drive NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Email Register of Deeds
Agendas and accompanying reports for the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners' meetings can be viewed online via the Brunswick County Agenda Portal at brunswickcountync.gov/agendas.
Brunswick County Clerk's Office
Daralyn Spivey, Clerk to the Board
30 Government Center Drive NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Email Clerk to the Board
Job openings are managed by the Brunswick County Human Resources Department. Current job openings with Brunswick County Government and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office can be viewed online. You can also apply for an open position online.
Brunswick County cannot escheat and does not generate escheat reports. In North Carolina, only the State can escheat, and only on funds that have been held in excess of five years, unless ordered differently by the Courts or an agency with seizure authority.
The following online resources have been provided by the NC Department of State Treasurer: