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.
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