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Service of Process by Sheriff

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If you elect to have service of process delivered by the Dare County Sherriff’s Department, a $30 fee per Defendant/Respondent must be remitted. This fee is in addition to any applicable filing fee(s) owed to the Clerk’s office. You can make the payment directly to our office (“Clerk of Superior Court”) or to the Dare County Sheriff’s Department. 

Please note that the Dare County Sheriff’s Department can only serve process papers within Dare County; if the person or entity you are attempting to serve is outside the County, then you will have to take other measures. 

For more information please consult the Court Costs link. 

Please note: The prices for court fees are frequently updated. Please call our office for the most current information.