Civil Process Division


One of the most important duties of the Sheriff has always been to execute and serve the various processes issued by and for the courts of North Carolina. He shares this responsibility in the area of criminal processes with other agencies, but for civil cases and processes, the responsibility is held by the Sheriff alone.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department Civil Process Division processes between 500 to 600 summons, pleadings, court orders, judgments and reports per month.

Civil Processes in North Carolina are served and returned according to North Carolina General Statute.  The service package should include a copy of the process for the deputy to send back with the return, and a service copy of the process for each respondent.  The in state service fee is $30.00 (per person attempted) and $50.00 (per person attempted) for process issued outside of North Carolina and all Federal paperwork.  Payment must be in the form of a certified check or money order (an official law firm check is also acceptable) made payable to The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office .  If delivering the process in person, cash is acceptable.  Do not mail cash.  The process can be mailed, or delivered in person to:


Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office

200 East Colonial Ave.

Elizabeth City, NC 27909



All other fees are collected by the Clerk’s Office.  Pasquotank County Clerks of Superior Courts Office Phone Number is: 252-331-4600


N.C. Court System