Request File Copy
Due to the number of requests we have received, until further notice please allow up to four (4) hours for your request to be completed.
“Request for File Copies” should only be used when requesting a copy from a case filed after the following dates. 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 - Civil Miscellaneous (M) January 1, 2007 - Civil Magistrate (CVM) March 1, 2007 - Criminal Superior (CRS) January 1, 2003 - Civil District / Civil Superior (CVD/CVS) March 1, 2007 - Criminal District January 1, 2007
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 envelope 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.
State Law prohibits the Clerk’s Office staff from; providing any legal advice, providing instructions for completing forms, referring an attorney, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.