How do I make a public record request?
North Carolina law requires state and local agencies to make public records available to the public. The North Carolina public records statute, N.C.G.S. Chapter 132, supports the public’s right to be informed about what their government is doing.
The Statute lists certain public records that do not have to be disclosed. These exemptions are intended to prevent unreasonable invasions of personal privacy or the use of public records for personal or commercial gain.
The Statute also requires that the public records requested are “identifiable.” Your public records disclosure request must include a reasonable description that would allow a Union County employee to locate the records. A general question is not a public disclosure request.
Here's how to request a public record from Union County:
**If you are searching for police records, arrest records or any other type of criminal record, please contact the Union County Sheriff's Office or local police department. If you are searching for any type of court document, please contact the Clerk of Superior Court at 704-698-3100. If you are searching for birth and/or death certificates, contact the Register of Deeds. Please do not submit a request on this page. **
Fill out the Request For Public Record form. Our form is provided to assist you.
You may print the Public Records Request form (PDF) to fill out and email or fax. Or, we have a Public Records Request online form that you can submit to us. You may email, print, scan or send through the post office mail your request for a public record. Our contact information is below.
If you have trouble downloading the form, want a paper copy mailed to you or have more questions please contact us at 704-283-3546.
Complete the form
After filling out the form either electronically or by hand:
- Return it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Return it by mail to:
500 N. Main Street
Monroe, N.C. 28110
- Return it by FAX to: 704-282-0121
Union County Public Record Policy
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday