“The Clerk’s Office is best described as the heartbeat of the court system; the backbone to the efficient administration of justice. We are the judges of life events. We are the place that citizens come when they need protection, answers, or guidance, and it’s our job to serve them to the best of our abilities -- and we do! “

What does the Clerk of Superior Court do?

The responsibilities of the Clerk of Superior Court are numerous and varied, requiring them to exercise discretion, familiarity of North Carolina law and sound business practices. The Clerk is a Judge, Administrator, Record keeper, Comptroller, Manager and Supervisor.

The Clerk operates a unified record keeping system of all civil actions, special proceedings, estates, criminal actions, juvenile actions, minutes of the court, judgments, liens, lis pendens, and numerous other records required by law. G.S. 7A-109(a); G.S. 7A-180(3); G.S. 7A-255;

Any power or duty conferred on the Superior Court by statute (“court” means the clerk of superior court unless otherwise specifically stated or reference is made to a regular session) G.S. 1-7.

What are some of the responsibilities of the Clerk of Superior Court?

The Clerk in Estates Matters:

The Clerk is the Judge Of Special Proceedings (More than 40 different types) Such as:

The Clerk in Civil Matters:

The Clerk is the Judge in some Civil Matters such as:

The Clerk in Criminal Matters:

The Clerk also: