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Criminal Division
Wake County Justice Center- 1st floor

The Criminal Division, located on the 1st floor of the Wake County Justice Center, is responsible for scheduling and retaining records for all criminal case matters in Wake County.  Their address is:

300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Click here for map).

In this Division
Criminal Division
Disposition Court
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Criminal Record Checks

Questions concerning traffic matters can be emailed to

Criminal Public Information Department
Room 1000: (919) 792-4300

• Open traffic violation matters.
• Missed criminal court dates.
• VL Court & Convenience Court questions.
• Criminal bail bonds & bond forfeitures.

Criminal- Disposition Department
Room 1000: (919) 792-4325

  • Closed traffic/criminal misdemeanor cases
  • Criminal Record/background checks
  • Expungement process

Superior Court Department
Room 2000: (919) 792-4400

• Misdemeanor appeals.
• Other Criminal Superior Court matters.



Wake County Clerk of Court
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 351 Raleigh, NC 27602-0351
Automated Directory Phone: (919) 792-4000
Physical Addresses:
Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27602
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27602
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