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North Carolina General Statutes requires the Sheriff of each county to serve civil papers.  These types of papers include Civil Summons, Magistrate Summons, Subpoenas, Juvenile Summons, Notice of Rights, Notice of Foreclosures, Writ of Execution, Writ of Possession and other summons’ from outside of North Carolina.

The Dare County Sheriff's Office Civil Division is responsible for the service of all civil papers and criminal summons within the county as well as providing courthouse and courtroom security. Each Civil Division Deputy is assigned a different duty each day of the week. These duties include working the metal detector in the lobby of the courthouse, the Security Control Room, Court Bailiff, serving Civil Process within the county and providing extra man power for the patrol districts.


Courts held in Dare County:

Superior Criminal Court
Superior Civil Court
District Criminal Court
Superior Criminal Administration Court
District Civil Court
District Criminal Administration Court
Child Support Court
Department of Social Services Court
Juvenile Court