Civil Division

Civil Division Tel: (252) 504-4422

The Civil Division of the Carteret County Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the Old Courthouse (with the dome or cupola on top).

The Civil Division handles:
  • Superior Court matters involving lawsuits over $25,000.
  • District Court matters involving lawsuits under $25,000.
  • Small Claims matters under $10,000.
    • Landlord tenant disputes/summary ejectment
    • Claims for monies owed
  • Domestic Relations lawsuits:
    • Child Support
    • Domestic Violence
    • Custody, Equitable Distribution of Property, Alimony
    • Absolute Divorce based on a one year separation
  • Claims of Lien
  • Civil Judgments
  • Upset Bids on Tax Delinquent Properties
You will also find in the Civil Division Public Access computer terminals to access VCAP (civil case court database).

For more information, please visit Administrative Office of the Courts Frequently Asked Questions.

Resources:  

Understanding the Civil Court Process (Información para comprender el proceso en los tribunales civiles en el Estado de Carolina del Norte) en Español