Addresses and information on North Carolina small claims courts and legal case filings.

A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.

The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (ranging from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)

Things to bring to court:

Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)

2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)

The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.

Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.

Most common claims in small claims courts involve:

  • Auto Accidents - Someone dents your vehicle and refuses to pay for the repairs.
  • Small Loans - Someone refuses to pay you back the money he/she borrowed.
  • Defected New Products - Your new chair breaks but the store will not fix it or return your money.
  • Poor Services Rendered - A dry cleaning company ruins your favorite dress and will not pay for or replace it.
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues - The property owner or landlord refuses to return your security deposit, even after certifying the place was left in in good condition.

Small Claims Courts Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the minor.)
  • Be of sound mind or mentally competent. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the incapacitated.)
  • United States citizen and non-citizens can use the small claims court.
  • There are no juries in small claims courts.
  • No objections are allowed.
  • Either the plaintiff (the person who is suing) or the defendant (the person being sued) are allowed to speak with an attorney before coming to court, but lawyers are not allowed in the court with you. You must be a Pro Se litigant (represent yourself.)

Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)

Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).


Anson County Clerk Supr Court Courthouse Rm 30 Wadesboro, NC 28170 Phone:(704) 994-3201

District Court 413 Middle St New Bern, NC 28560-4930 Phone:(252) 638-8534

Craven County District Court 302 Broad St New Bern, NC 28560-4903 Phone:(252) 639-9010

District Court Judges Office 115 Nash St E Wilson, NC 27893-4040 Phone:(252) 291-7500

Guilford County District Court 201 S Eugene St Greensboro, NC 27401-2319 Phone:(336) 412-7333

Iredell County District Court 220 Warren Water St Statesville, NC 28687 Phone:(704) 878-4204

Johnston County District Court 107 E Johnston St Smithfield, NC 27577-4513 Phone:(919) 989-5070

Moore County District Court 102 Monroe St Carthage, NC 28327 Phone:(910) 947-2107

Nash County District Court Courthouse Sq Nashville, NC 27856 Phone:(252) 459-4085

North Carolina State Government District Court Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone:(336) 412-7801

Onslow County District Court 109 Old Bridge St Jacksonville, NC 28540-4228 Phone:(910) 455-4458

Sampson County District Court 101 Main St Clinton, NC 28328 Phone:(910) 592-6981

State of North Carolina Cabarrus Civil District Court 77 Union St S Concord, NC 28025-5013 Phone:(704) 786-7914

Thirteenth District Court 103 Peachtree St Murphy, NC 28906 Phone:(828) 837-1026

U S Government U S District Court 100 Otis St Asheville, NC 28801-2608 Phone:(828) 771-7340

Warren County District Court 109 Main St Warrenton, NC 27589 Phone:(252) 257-3257

Yancey County District Court 110 Town Sq Burnsville, NC 28714-2906 Phone:(828) 682-2122

Guilford County District Court 201 S Eugene St Greensboro, NC 27401-2319 Phone:(336) 412-7333

Clerk of Court 403 Main St Columbia, NC 27925 Phone:(252) 796-6841

Clerk of Superior Court 150 Government Cir Ste 2275 Jefferson, NC 28640-8963 Phone:(336) 846-5600

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