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Civil Division
Wake County Courthouse- 1st floor
Phone: (919) 792-4125
Fax: (919) 792-4201

The Civil Division of the Wake County Clerk’s office is located on the 1st floor of the Wake County Courthouse in room 102*.

*Please note that the Domestic Violence Unit is located on the 5th floor of the Wake County Courthouse.


In this Division
Civil Division
Child Support
Domestic Violence
Small Claims
Uncontested Divorces

The Civil Division handles:

  • Superior Court matters involving lawsuits over $25,000.
  • District Court matters involving lawsuits under $25,000.
  • Small Claims matters under $10,000.
      - Landlord tenant disputes/summary ejectment
      - Claims for monies owed
  • Domestic Relations lawsuits:
      - Child Support
      - Domestic Violence
      - Custody, Equitable Distribution of Property, Alimony
      - Absolute Divorce based on a one year separation
  • Claims of Lien
  • Civil Judgments
  • Upset Bids on Tax Delinquent Properties
  • Deposits of Disputed Ernest Money in Real Estate Transactions

You will also find in the Civil Division

  • Public Access computer terminals to access VCAP (civil case court database)
  • Self-help Divorce Kits (copying fee required)
  • Cashier full time at front counter
  • Microfiche readers for viewing old cases.

For more information, please visit Administrative Office of the Courts Frequently Asked Questions.




Wake County Clerk of Court
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 351 Raleigh, NC 27602-0351
Automated Directory Phone: (919) 792-4000
Physical Addresses:
Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27602
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27602
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