Clerk of Court
Questions & Answers
What forms of payments are accepted by the Clerk of Superior Court?
The Clerk of Superior Court accepts the following forms of payment.
- Money Orders
- Certified Checks
- Credit/Debit Cards (Fees Apply)
How do I contact the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles?
Contact information for North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV):
How is a juror selected?
Names for jury duty are collected through Voter Registration and Driver’s License. Jurors are chosen through random computer selection.
How do I obtain a Criminal Background Check?
To obtain a Criminal Background Check, you must personally appear in the Clerk of Court’s office and provide a picture ID. A Fee of $25.00 will be charged.
What is “probate?”
Probate is the handling a deceased person’s affairs, such as paying their bills and distributing their assets
How do I get custody of my minor child or get a divorce?
- call Legal Services at 800-682-0010
- contact an attorney
- obtain forms at the Clerk’s office (fees apply)
- online at https://www.nccourts.org/Look on the right side of screen under Favorites, click on Local Rules/Forms.
Select your county and then click on Submit.
A variety of forms are available with instructions on how to file your forms.
How do I obtain a Domestic Violence Protective Order?
The paperwork necessary for a Domestic Violence Order can be obtained at the Clerk of Court’s office or after business hours, at the Magistrate’s office.
How do I get my criminal record expunged?
North Carolina law governs expungements. To have a criminal record expunged, or deleted, you will need the assistance of an attorney.
What records are not open to the public?
- involuntary commitments; and
- incompetency hearings
are not open to the general public.