The North Carolina Public Records Act, N.C.G.S. § 132-1 et seq., expresses the policy of the State of North Carolina with respect to public records as set forth in § 132-1(b):
The public records compiled by the agencies of the North Carolina government or its subdivisions are the property of the people. Therefore, it is the policy of this State that the people may obtain copies of their public records free or at minimal cost unless otherwise specifically provided by law.
Records of criminal investigations and records of criminal intelligence information are not public records as defined by N.C.G.S. § 132-1.
The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is committed to being open and responsive to records requests. However, North Carolina law does not require an agency to create or compile a record that does not exist or put a record into an electronic format if that record is not in that medium.
The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office may charge for actual costs incurred in fulfilling records requests. Any fees will be communicated to the requestor prior to the request being fulfilled.
Due to the high number of public requests received by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, all public records requests must be submitted in writing. This ensures each request is documented and responded to in the order that they are received.
Please note that requests for arrest and search warrants should be directed to the Alamance County Clerk’s Office or the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts.
Alternatively, requests may be mailed to:
Alamance County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Public Records Requests
109 S. Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253
Please be sure to include the same required information as that on the digital form linked to above.