Lookup Public Records in Polk CountyNorth Carolina. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Polk County, North Carolina Overview

Polk County can be found in the western region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was founded in 1855 from portions of Henderson and Rutherford Counties. It was named in honor of an American Revolutionary War colonel, William Polk. The county’s total area is 239 square miles with a population of 20,510 (2010). The counties surrounding the area are Rutherford County in the northeast, Spartanburg County (SC) in the southeast, Greenville County (SC) in the southwest, and Henderson County in the west. The zip codes are 28722, 28750, 28756, 28773, and 28782.

Polk County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds records a large number of public records including powers of attorney, deeds, cancellations of deeds of trust, and plats. The office also keeps records of vital statistics including births, deaths, and marriages. In addition, the office issues marriage licenses, provides certificate of assumed name for businesses, and maintains an online database of these public records.
Register of Deeds Office:
Address: 40 Courthouse St, Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-8450

Polk Court Records Information

Court records for cases heard in the District and Superior Courts of Polk County are kept in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court. Viewing these documents can be done inside the office by using the public access terminals. You can also request for copies of court records by visiting the office or calling (828) 894-4900.

Court Records Online:

Polk, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200919,704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009376
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,688
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009357
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,789
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009141
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009369
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,105
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009444
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,700
Polk County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Polk County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Polk County Marriage License
Location:40 Courthouse Square, Columbus, North Carolina, 28722
Phone:828-894-8450

Polk County Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 40 court house street, Columbus, NC 28722, United States
Phone: 828-894-8450

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