Request File Copy
“Request for File Copies” should only be used when requesting a copy from a case filed during the following periods. If a copy is needed from a case filed prior to the following dates the request must be handled in person at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, room 245, Civil Records.- Civil Registrations (R) January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2013 - Civil Miscellaneous (M) January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013 - Civil Magistrate (CVM) March 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013 - Criminal Superior (CRS) January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2013 - Civil District / Civil Superior (CVD/CVS) March 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013 - Criminal District January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013
Expungements – DO NOT request information regarding expungements from this site. All request for information must be in person. For more information click on the following link (more information)
If you need certified copies or a criminal background record check you must mail a self addressed prepaid envelop along with payment (certified funds) to Clerk of Court, Attn: Civil Records, P.O. Box 20099, Winston-Salem, NC 27120.
|File copy fees:|
|Certified copy||$3.00 first page and .25 each additional page|
|Criminal background record check||$25.00 certified funds or cash on site|
|Regular copy by mail (not certified)||$2.00 first page and .25 each additional page|
|Any request for copies to be mailed must include self addressed prepaid envelop and be paid for in advance with certified funds.|
Files greater than 50 pages must be handled in person at the Clerk’s Office, room 245, Civil Records.
If you need a file copy in a timelier manner please be sure to indicate in the additional comments section the date and time you need the information and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Form(s) request submitted after 3:00 pm and on weekends or holidays will be processed the following business day. Please keep in mind the first day after a weekend, holiday or the office being closed due to inclement weather response times may be longer than 4 hours.