As your Chief Justice, I am proud to welcome you to the official website of the North Carolina Judicial Branch. The mission of the Judicial Branch and its more than 6,000 elected officials and employees is
To protect and preserve the rights and liberties of all the people, as guaranteed by the Constitutions and laws of the United States and North Carolina, by providing a fair, independent and accessible forum for the just, timely, and economical resolution of their legal affairs.
With that mission in mind, we hope that this website will:
- Make our courthouses and processes more accessible for lawyers and litigants who have matters before the courts;
- Make our court system more transparent for those seeking to understand how our courts uphold the rule of law and administer justice with fairness and impartiality; and
- Make our court's online presence more responsive to the technologies and rhythms that define our personal and professional lives in the twenty-first century.
Each and every day, North Carolina's courts help provide safety for our communities, prosperity for our economy, and protection for the rights, liberties, and freedoms that sit at the foundation of our state and federal constitutions. We hope that you will find this website helpful as we continue our efforts to administer justice on behalf of the people of North Carolina.
Thank you for visiting,
Chief Justice Mark Martin
The law may seem complex, but at its heart is the protection of individual rights and freedoms, a precious key to a sound democracy.
Under the North Carolina Constitution, the Judicial Branch is established as a co-equal branch of state government.
NCAOC provides centralized administration and budgeting services for the state’s courts.
Maps of North Carolina district court, superior court, and prosecutorial district boundaries, effective January 1, 2015.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the North Carolina Judicial Branch.
Judicial Fellows provide independent, confidential, and timely legal services for the judges.
Chief Justice Mark Martin has proclaimed the month of July as Juror Appreciation Month in the state of North Carolina.
Submit a request for a public record. Options may include via mail, in person, or online.
Access statistical information on special interest topics and trial court caseloads.
The Judicial Branch produces a number of publications to inform stakeholders and the public on various court-related matters and subjects.