Rutherford County People Search

Search for Rutherford County NC people. A people search can help you locate people, find family members, check criminal history, criminal records, perform genealogical research, find birth records, death records, proof of identity, divorce records, marriage records, historical records, locate ancestors, property ownership records, and more.


Clerk Offices maintain important documents for their jurisdiction, usually at the county or local level. These records include a number of important sources for locating people and gaining information about a subject. Vital records, for example, provide information on a person's birth, marriage, divorce, and death, as well as any children. Clerks may also keep records on taxes, property assessments, estates and wills, and even voter registration and election results. When performing a people search, a Clerk Office website is an important resource.

Ellenboro Town Clerk Ellenboro NC 163 Depot Street 28040 828-453-8611

Forest City Clerk Forest City NC 128 North Powell Street 28043 828-248-5202

Rutherford County Clerk Rutherfordton NC 289 North Main Street 28139 828-287-6045


Archives preserve documents that are historically significant. These records can include a number of documents that can be useful when performing a people search, including birth certificates, death certificates, financial records, photographs, historical maps, and sometimes even letters or other personal documents. These records can be useful when performing a people search as part of genealogical research, as some Archives keep documents that date back to before the founding of the United States. Archives may provide online access to their records.

Forest City Law Enforcement Records Archive Forest City NC 187 South Church Street 28043 828-245-5555

Rutherford Register of Deeds Records Archive Rutherfordton NC 229 North Main Street 28139 828-287-6195


Police Departments are law enforcement agencies charged with maintaining order in society. They also keep several records on individuals who have interacted with the police, including criminal records such as arrests, warrants, convictions, and incarcerations. These records provide information that can be important when performing a people search, particularly as part of a criminal background check. Police Department records list someone's criminal history, and they can also be used to locate a person who has moved frequently. Police Departments may provide online access to their records.

Forest City Police Department Forest City NC 187 South Church Street 28043 828-245-5555

Lake Lure - Police Department Lake Lure NC 2950 Memorial Highway 28746 828-625-4685

Rutherfordton Police Department Rutherfordton NC 129 North Main Street 28139 828-287-5062

Spindale Police Department Spindale NC 103 Reveley Street 28160 828-286-3464


Assessors determine the value of taxable property within their jurisdiction, often at the county or local level, in order to assess property taxes owed by the property's owners. As part of this responsibility, the Assessor Office maintains a range of documents on individuals, such as records of the property they own, the property taxes they owe, and any history of foreclosures, tax liens, or violations. These records can be useful for understanding a person's property ownership history, and they can typically be accessed on the Assessor Office website.

Rutherford County Assessor's Office Rutherfordton NC PO Box 143 28139 828-287-6175


Courts act to resolve legal disputes as part of their judicial function. They also maintain a number of records on individuals, including criminal records such as any arrests, trials, convictions, and court sentences. These can range from serious criminal felonies to traffic court violations. Court records provide a range of information that can be important for performing a people search, such as civil cases like divorce and adoption, as well as a person's criminal history, which can be important for a background check. Courts operate at the federal, state, and local level, and they may provide access to their records online.

Rutherford County Court Rutherfordton NC 229 North Main Street 28139 828-286-9136

Rutherford District Court Rutherfordton NC 229 North Main Street 28139 828-652-5434


Marriage License Offices issue marriage certificates and maintain records on marriage for a county or local government. These documents include information on the couple's marriage, such as names, dates of birth, names of parents, and the date and location of the wedding. Marriage records can be an important part of a people search, particularly when searching for people who may have changed their names, and they are also useful for genealogical research. Marriage License Offices may provide online access to their marriage licenses as well as marriage license applications.

Rutherford County Marriage License Rutherfordton NC 229 North Main Street 28139


Sheriff Departments are law enforcement agencies responsible for maintaining order, typically for a county or local jurisdiction. They also keep multiple records on individuals who have a criminal history, including arrest records, warrants, criminal and civil convictions, and incarcerations. These records provide important information for a people search, particularly when performing a criminal background check. The records at the Sheriff Department list someone's criminal history, and they can also be used to locate someone who moves frequently. Sheriff Departments may provide online access to their records.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Rutherfordton NC 198 North Washington Street 28139 828-287-6247