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Clerk of Superior Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected judicial official.

The Clerk of Superior Court holds one of the most important offices in North Carolina local government and is vital to the local administration of justice.

Unlike Clerks of Court in other states, the Clerks of Superior Court in North Carolina are judges. The clerical tasks of filing, processing, indexing, and preserving court documents are only a part of the Clerk's job.


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Responsibilities

Court Filing Fees

Statutory Copy Fees
  • Regular Copies
    $2 for first page, $0.25 for each additional page
  • Certified Copies
    $3
  • Exemplified Copies
    $10
Limited Driving Privileges
  • $100
Seat Belt and Motorcycle/ Moped Helmet Violations
  • District Court
    $161
  • Superior Court
    $186
Civil Cases
  • Small Claims
    $96
  • Civil District Court
    $150
  • Divorces
    $225
  • Civil Superior Court
    $200
  • Transcript of Judgment
    $10
  • Writs of Execution, including Evictions
    $25
Sheriff Services
  • $30 - made payable to Buncombe County Sheriff's Department
Criminal Cases
  • Criminal District & Traffic Court
    Infraction Offenses - $188
    All other Criminal Offenses - $190
  • Criminal Superior Court
    $205
  • Failure to Appear Fee
    $200
  • Failure to Comply Fee
    $50
  • Civil Revocation Fee
    $100
Summons
  • Alias & Pluries Summons
    $15
  • Endorsements
    $15
Special Proceedings
  • Foreclosures
    $300 + % of final sales price
  • Name Changes
    $120 + $3 copy charge
  • Resumption of Former Name
    $10
Motions Fee

Locate & Contact

Clerk of Superior Court

Contact

Steven D. Cogburn
Clerk of Superior Court
P. (828) 259-3400

Mailing Address

Buncombe County Courthouse
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801-3519

Courier Box Number: 12-79-02


Additional Fax Numbers

  • Criminal Division
    828-259-3374
  • Civil Division
    828-259-3401
  • Small Claims
    828-259-3373
  • Estates
    828-259-3378
  • Jury
    828-259-3371
  • Information Window
    828-259-3370