Clerk of Superior Court

302 Broad Street
P.O. Box 1187
New Bern, NC 28560
Clerk of Superior Court
Honorable Terri W. Sharp
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Phone: (252) 639-3000
Fax: (252) 639-3030


The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected judicial official and holds office for a four-year term. In North Carolina, the Clerk serves as director of the office and also as Ex Officio Judge of Probate. In this capacity the Clerk has original and exclusive jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents, minors and incompetent adults. The Clerk also serves as custodian of court records and is responsible for maintaining and preserving those records.


The Clerk of Superior Court proudly serves the citizens of Craven County, leading an office team and cultivating positive relationships in the community.

Links of Interest Pertaining to the Clerk of Superior Court:
Courthouse Phone Directory

Calendars, Schedules and Court information

Craven County Courts - District 3B

Craven County Courthouse Directions

Criminal Background Checks


‚ÄčJury Duty

Local Rules

Current Court Costs


Notice:  As of May 1, 2007, the Clerk of Court will no longer issue passports.

More information on passports can be found at the following web sites:
United States Postal Service
U.S. Department of State



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