North Carolina Residents
(Requesting Information by Correspondence)
Note: Due to current understaffing of the Correspondence unit please expect delays in response to record search inquiries and receipt of copies.
Use our online form to send your request via e-mail. Please note the new email invoice option (North Carolina residents now have the option of receiving an electronic invoice).
Or print out a copy of the request form
(PDF), fill it out and either mail it or fax it to:
State Archives of North Carolina
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
Fax: (919) 733-1354
All requests are processed in the order that they are received regardless of how the request was placed (fax, email, regular mail). North Carolina residents are requested NOT to send any estimated costs of copying with their initial request. ESTIMATED PAYMENTS MUST BE RETURNED, thus delaying a reply to the researcher's inquiry.
Due to current understaffing of the Correspondence unit please expect delays in response to record search inquiries and receipt of copies.
An invoice will be generated in response to your inquiry. The invoice may include a citation for the material requested and a quote for copying costs (if no record is found the invoice will state that instead). If the invoiced material is desired please return the invoice and remit payment to the "North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources."
Researchers are requested NOT to add any estimated costs to the quoted amount. ESTIMATED PAYMENTS MUST BE RETURNED, thus delaying the return of the requested copies.
You may also pay copying costs through the Online Correspondence portal. You will need an invoice number and an amount to complete the transaction.
For information about general requests, guidelines for requesting research and details of types of requests the State Archives can and can not answer, visit the Requesting Records by Mail page.