North Carolina Information


Criminal Records Requirements for the State of North Carolina                                                                                                                                                  

Name of Agency:                                                 NC State Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Information and Identification Section  

Applicant Unit-Right to Review, PO Box 29500, Raleigh, NC 27626-0500 

Contact:   Chris Reed
Position:   CCH/NICS Supervisor
Phone Number:   919-582-8600 (General) - 919-582-8623  


(a) An individual may obtain a copy of his or her own criminal history record by submitting a written request to the NCSBI.

The written request must be accompanied by a certified check OR money order in the amount of $14, payable to the NC State Bureau of Investigation. No cash is accepted and no personal check is accepted. Written request must contain proof of identity* to include:

           1. Complete name and address

           2. Race

           3. Sex

           4. Date of birth

           5. Social Security Number - optional**

           6. Legible set of finferprint impressions

        * Proof of identity will be required when you get fingerprinted at your local law enforcement agency.

        ** Disclosure of social security number is entirely voluntary and not required. If disclosed, the social security number will be only used to assist with accurate indentification/exclusion of possible criminal history records.


(b) The response shall be submitted only to the individual. Copies of the response shall not be provided to a third party.


(c) The accuracy of completeness of an individual's record may be challenged by submitting the ""Right to Review Request Criminal History Written Exception"" form.


(d) Upon receipt of the ""Right to Review Request Criminal History Written Exception"" , the Criminal Information and Identification Section (CIIS) shall initiate an internal record audit of the challenger's record to determine accuracy. If any potential inaccuracies or omissions are discovered, CIIS shall coordinate with the arresting agency to review the charge information previously submitted by that agency. Appropriate action shall be taken based on, in part, information provided by the arrresting agency. CIIS shall inform the challenger in writing of the results of the audit.


(e) If the audit fails to disclose any inaccuracies, or if the challenger wishes to contest the results of the audit, he or she is entitled to an administrative hearing pursuant G.S.150B-23.     

Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time:  
Successful challenge:  
Cost:   $14