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Duplin County Court is one of the 46 superior court districts that are grouped within the North Carolina Court System. After the North Carolina Court systems creates the groups the groups are further divided into 8 divisions. One or more superior court judges are elected for each superior court district. The District Court is divided into 39 district court districts. The jurisdiction of the District Court is extensive and may be divided into four categories: criminal, civil, juvenile, and magisterial.

The Small claims court is part of the District Court Division. It handles civil cases where a plaintiff requests assignment to a magistrate and the amount in controversy is $5,000 or less. The principal relief sought in small claims court is money, the recovery of specific personal property, or summary eviction.

If the case involves a controversy exceeding $10,000 the Superior Court is the proper division for the trial. It is also the proper division, without regard to the amount in controversy, for certain special proceedings, condemnation actions and proceedings, corporate receiverships, review of decisions of administrative agencies, and where the principal relief sought is injunctive or declaratory to establish the validity of a statute, ordinance or regulation, or enforcement or declaration of any claim of constitutional right.

Contact information:

Duplin County Court
112 Duplin St
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone 1: Civil (910) 296-1686
Phone 2: Criminal (910) 296-2306
Fax (910) 296-2310


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