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Procedures for Denied or Partially Denied Records Requests

If a written request for access to records is denied, or denied in part, the requestor may appeal the denial by submitting a written description of the request made and the denial reason given in the following manner:

By Email: or

By Mail: ATTN: Public Records Officer, PO Box 2448, Raleigh, NC 27602

Please note that effective October 1, 2010, any person alleging that they have been wrongfully denied access to a public record from agency governed by the North Carolina public records laws may file a request for voluntary pre-litigation mediation of the matter by filing form, AOC-CV-830 with the clerk's office in their local county. (Please note this form cannot be filed electronically and filing fees do apply.)

For questions or more information regarding making a public record request of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, please email

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