You may pay a judgment by making your payment at the Clerk's Office. To completely pay a judgment into the Clerk's Office, you must pay the total amount owed, including court costs and interest.
To make payment on a judgment into the Clerk's Office, you must pay in cash or certified funds. All payments received are mailed to the plaintiff and credited against the judgment.
Please contact the attorney of record and/or the creditor for pay-off amounts.
Payment by Mail
To mail your payment on a judgment please send us a letter with the file number and case caption of the judgment you are paying, as well as your full name, address and telephone number. Clearly indicate in your letter that you wish to pay a civil judgment. If you would like a receipt from our office, please request one in your letter and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for its return.
Judgment Creditor's Duty to Cancel & Credit Judgments
If you are a judgment creditor (person who was awarded a judgment) and have received payments from the defendant, those payments MUST be reflected on the judgment in our office.
Credits and cancellations of a judgment should be made immediately but in no event later than 60 days from receiving the payment.
Important! Your failure to notify the Clerk's Office of payments on a judgment may make you liable for the defendant's damages, attorney's fees, and you may also be fined by the court.
To notify our office of a payment on a judgment you or your attorney of record may visit in person with valid photo ID to have one of our staff credit or cancel the judgment.
If you would prefer to do this by mail, you may send us a signed and notarized Notice of Credit or Notice of Cancellation to:
Clerk of Superior Court
Attention: Civil Judgments
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801
Note: Remember to have the file number and case caption on the Notice—otherwise, we will have to return it to you for correction.