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Court Filing Fees

Table: Court Filing Fees
Statutory Copy Fees Civil Cases Criminal Cases Special Proceedings Estates
Regular copies
$2.00 for first page,
$0.25 for each additional page
Small Claims
Criminal District and Traffic Court
$188.00 (Infraction offenses)
$190.00 (All other Criminal Offenses)
(plus % of final sales price)
Certified copies $3.00 Civil District Court $150.00 Criminal Superior Court
Name Changes
(plus $3.00 copy charge)
Exemplified copies $10.00 Divorces
Failure to Appear Fee
Resumption of former name
  Civil Superior Court $200.00 Failure to Comply Fee
  Transcript of Judgment
Civil Revocation Fee
  Writs of Execution, including evictions
  • Limited Driving Privileges carry a cost of $100
  • Seat Belt and Motorcycle/ Moped Helmet Violations now carry a cost of $161 for District Court and $186.00 for Superior Court
  • If you need or wish to have service done by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department a $30 fee made payable to their office is required.

Legislative Changes & Fee Increases, effective 1 July 2011

  • Alias & Pluries summons or endorsements on original summons now carry a $15 fee.
  • A new motions fee has been created by the General Assembly which requires a $20 fee and a cover sheet for all motions filed on or after 1 July 2011.
  • For more information and a list of actions that are exempted from this fee please consult the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts website at the following link: - Revisions To Cover Sheet Requirements