Find my Local Courthouse
Browse our county directory to find a local courthouse to visit or contact.
Learn the Court Process
Learn more about North Carolina’s unified court system.
The state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law.
Court of Appeals
The state's intermediate appellate court that reviews the proceedings that occurred in trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure.
Superior courts hear civil and criminal cases, including felony cases and civil cases over $25,000.
District courts hear cases involving civil, criminal, juvenile, and magistrate matters.
Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.
Small Claims Court
Cases are heard by a magistrate with no jury and litigants usually represent themselves.
Learn more about specialty courts designed to help in cases involving chemically dependent offenders.
About North Carolina Courts
An overview of the court system for North Carolina, including resources for career opportunities, publications, and more.
Find more information about commissions that study and make recommendations to improve issues in the Judicial Branch.
Court programs create pathways for resolving conflict in a less adversarial, more effective way.
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
NCAOC provides centralized administration and budgeting services for the state’s courts.
Judicial Branch Publications
Judicial reports, statistics, fact sheets, and more to inform stakeholders and the public on various court-related matters.
Publishes the opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Rules of practice, procedure, and conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of North Carolina.