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Pasquotank County NC Warrants Search

The Police Vs. The Judiciary: Who Is The Best For Arrest Records And A Warrant Search in Pasquotank?

I will end up being unfair to at least one agency if I try to give a concise answer to this one. So, what I am going to do here is tell you about the agencies that can help you with an arrest report and information on arrest warrants. Then, I will discuss which agency is best for what kind of inquiry.

When do I go to the police in Pasquotank for an arrest log or a warrant list?

Before I discuss anything else, I will clarify that the Sheriff’s Dept. does not handle criminal check requests. I mean that if you want to get a formal report containing all the criminal court records in the name of the subject, this agency won’t help you. Also, the agency is not required to show their police blotter to the public. That said, this is when I would ask you to approach the police:

police officer onboard of a police car

  1. If you find the activities of somebody who you know or have recently been introduced to suspicious and would like to find out about any outstanding warrants that this person may have against him/her.
  2. Suppose you want to employ somebody in an occupational sector that does not mandatorily require a background check. However, if you want to know if this person has had recent problems with the law and would like to launch an arrest inquiry to do so, the police can help.
  3. Suppose you want a generic warrants list or arrest log. In fact, for this, you don’t have to go to the office of the sheriff in person. You can access the most wanted page on the Sheriff’s Dept website and compile your list of active warrants.
  4. If you want to know about recent arrests made by Pasquotank police or would like to know if a person is currently being held in the county jail, approaching the sheriff’s office would be the best bet.

The law enforcement agency works out of 200 E Colonial Ave, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, USA.

When do I turn to the judiciary for a criminal check in Pasquotank?

Before I answer that question, let me tell you that it is the Clerk of Court office responsible for maintaining criminal court records and information on civil court cases. So, whether it is data about the issue of active warrants or the eventual arrest reports, this agency has them all. Plus, they have been given the responsibility of handling criminal check requests that come from the public.

So, unlike the police, these guys won’t just send you back with a brief “yes or no” answer to your arrest and warrant inquiry. Instead, these guys will give you a certified report in response to your offender search.

The warrant lookup that this agency initiates is not based on fingerprints, so it is not an identification search. But, the name and DOB based inquiry will get you the arrest records and information on all arrest warrants issued in Pasquotank County.

They charge $25 for the warrant search, and if you are there at their office in person, you can get the results of your inquiry within 10-15 minutes. You can also mail in your warrant inquiry request. For this, you can:

  • Call on the agency at 206 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • Write to them at PO Box 449, Elizabeth City, NC 27907


How can you get a copy of an arrest report or information on outstanding warrants from PasquotanCounty over the phone? (Updated-2021)           

  • Inquiries about recent arrests can be directed to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191 or to the Elizabeth City PD at 252-335-4321.
  • Request for details about arrest warrants can be directed to the Magistrates Court at (252) 331-4599.
  • Inquiries about initiating a judicial record search can be directed to the Office of the Court Clerk at (252) 331-4600.
  • Requests for crime victim’s assistance can be directed to the District Attorney’s Office at (252) 331-4530.


Crime statistics of Pasquotank County

In 2019, nearly 300 crimes were recorded in Pasquotank County. Violent crimes led to the filing of 64 complaints. Among these were 6 occurrences of rape and 51 cases of serious assault. Larceny-theft accounted for 118 property crime complaints, while burglaries accounted for 93 of them.


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