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Civil / Records Division

 

 

 

Lieutenant M.K. Wallace

Section Commander

 

Sergeant D. Long

Asst. Supervisor

 

 
 

910-798-4516 Main

910-342-2564 FAX

 

 
 

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the service of all Civil Processes within New Hanover County.  These processes include Magistrate Summons, Civil Summons, Domestic Violence Orders, Claim and Deliveries, Writs for Possession (real and personal property), Civil Orders for Arrest, Juvenile Summons, Tax Warrants, Attachments, Writs of Executions (enforcement of money judgments), and Child Custody Orders.  This year the total number of Civil Contempt (“child support”) Orders served was 352 resulting in a cash bond value of $ 909,437.92.


 

2012 Civil Process

    

Type of Process

Received

2011

Received

2012

Received

2011

Received

2012

Civil Summons

3,549

2,865

2,883

2,350

Civil Summons (Child Custody Orders)

20

18

18

18

Civil Summons (Claim and Delivery)

10

4

4

5

Civil Summons (Interrogatories)

3

2

3

2

Civil Summons (No Contact Orders)

201

182

180

150

Civil Summons (Orders of Attachment )

3

3

3

3

Civil Summons (Ex-Parte/Restraint Orders/

                            Temp Res. Order)

806

793

716

690

Miscellaneous Judgment Orders

2

2

2

1

Juvenile Summons

488

572

378

433

Letters

55

46

48

41

Magistrate Summons (including summary

                                        ejectments)

5,735

5,368

5,461

5,128

Motions

192

99

151

86

Notice

427

395

366

325

Notice of Foreclosure

4,900

4,202

4,704

3,953

Notice of Incompetence Hearing

68

78

64

73

Notice of Rights

1,646

1,703

1,283

1,381

Order to File

52

344

38

246

Order to Show Cause

2,184

2,497

1,456

1,734

Orders

32

24

25

14

Special Proceedings Summons

64

67

44

54

Subpoenas

753

654

577

526

Tax Warrant (controlled Substance Collection)

1

132

1

99

Writ of Executions (Civil Judgment)

1,348

1,415

236

188

Writ of Personal Property

53

45

10

1

Writ of Real Property

1,467

1,420

1,185

1,129

Total

24,059

22,930

19,836

18,630

 

 

The Unit includes (13) full-time Deputies and (10) Reserved Deputies (part-time).  The service of  civil process is divided into service districts and specialized assignments.  Two deputies serve Writs of Possession, Orders of Attachment, Claim and Deliveries, and Writs of Execution. Each of these types of civil process requires specific action by the Office of  the Sheriff. The purpose of this action is to recover money or property for the prevailing  party in a civil case. During 2011, more than $634,000.00 in currency and property were recovered.
 


The Unit is also responsible for the  service of Child Support Warrants within the county.  Last year, 421 Child Support Warrants were served, imposing more than a million dollars in cash bonds.
 


The Sheriff’s Office places special emphasis on the prompt service of Domestic Violence Orders.  Last year the Civil Unit served 884 orders of this nature. The issuance  and enforcement of these orders is one way the court system combats the chain of violence.

 


INFORMATION NEEDED TO EXPEDITE THE SERVICE OF YOUR CASE:

Any information you have regarding the person to be served will be helpful.  Information sheets are provided at the Civil Office or may be downloaded by clicking on the following:

 

Click here to download Civil Information Sheet

The Fees for Civil Process:

$30.00 (each individual or corporation in an action initiated in NC)

$50.00 (each individual or corporation in an action initiated outside NC)

 

Payment Methods:

Cash, Money Orders, or Cashiers' Check are accepted.  Personal Checks are not accepted.

Money Orders and Checks should be made payable to:

 

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

 

Our mailing address is:  

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

Civil Process Unit

300 Princess  Street, Room 201

Wilmington , NC 28401  

 

 


EVICTION PROCESS INFORMATION

  • You must obtain a Magistrate Summons / Complaint In Summary Ejectment from the Clerk Of Court

  • The Clerk Of Court is required to set the court date for Summary Ejectments within seven days of the date of issuance.

  • The summons is then brought to the Sheriff’s Office for service.

  • In order for the Sheriff’s Office to remove a tenant, a Writ of Possession for Real Property is necessary.


Civil Desk Unit

Sgt. T. Baker Office Hours: Monday- Friday (8AM To 5PM)

Phone Number (910) 798-4200

 

The Sheriff’s Office Civil Desk is responsible for greeting the public and providing information.  In addition, the Front Desk aids in the service of warrants, criminal summons, domestic violence orders, and civil process. Another function of the Civil Desk is taking reports and providing copies to the public.

 

The Unit also provides applications for Pistol Purchase. Additionally, the Pistol Purchase Application is located under “NHSO FORMS” on the lower left column of the Sheriff’s webpage.

 

 

FINGERPRINTING FOR JOB APPLICANTS/PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE/CHILD CARE SERVICES/HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL: (PLEASE ADD).

 

·         FINGERPRINTING FOR JOB APPLICANTS/PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE/CHILD CARE SERVICES/HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL ARE TAKEN ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 9:00AM TO 3:00PM AND WEDNESDAY FROM 9:00AM TO 12:00PM.

 

Records Management Unit

Phyllis Smyre (Supervisor)

Office Hours: Monday- Friday (8 AM to 5 PM)

Phone Number (910) 798-4200

 

This Unit consists of (3) full time employees and (5) part time employees. Each is certified by the North Carolina Bureau of Investigations to perform their job.  The Records Management Unit is responsible for data entry for the Sheriff’s incident/investigation reports.  These reports include felony and misdemeanors, property crimes, domestic violence, juvenile cases, citations, and arrests.  Last year, more than 8,316 reports were  entered.  Sheriff’s Office reports are made available pursuant to North Carolina Public Records law on Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.  From these reports, certain information, such as wanted / missing persons or stolen property may be entered into a national database.  This database aids all law enforcement agencies in the arrest and prosecution of offenders and recovery of property.  Other duties of the Unit include compiling crime statistics for local and national analysis, and processing Concealed Carry and Pistol Purchase, to include background checks.

 

Pistol Purchase Permit Information

 

The section also provides Concealed Carry Permit Information.

Applications must be typed or printed and notarized. The Sheriff’s Office accepts these applications on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am to 3:00pm.

 

Pistol Permit applications are turned in to the Sheriff’s Office Civil Desk

Monday- Friday (8AM - 5PM)

 

NHSO Pistol Purchase and Carry Concealed Forms

 

Concealed Carry Permit Information

Applications must be typed or printed and notarized. The Sheriff’s Office accepts these applications on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm.

* New Applicant............$90.00

* Renewal......................$75.00

* Duplicate....................$15.00

Concealed Carry fees are cash only and nonrefundable.      

 

Concealed Carry Permit Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do I get an application?

A. You obtain the application at the Civil Desk of the Sheriff’s Office.  (300 Princess Street  Room 201 , Wilmington , NC )

Q. Do I have to be a resident of New Hanover County to apply?

A. Yes, you apply in the county in which you reside.

 

Q. Are there other requirements?

A. Yes, the applicant must have acceptable photo identification and have completed an approved Concealed Carry Safety and Training Course. The original certificate of completion from this course must be submitted with the application.  The applicant must also undergo a background check.

Q. Where can I attend the safety and training course?

A. Classes are offered through the community college system and gun clubs. For Cape Fear Community College call (910) 362-7189.

 

Q. Where can I find out more information about Concealed Carry Permits?

A. You may contact the Sheriff’s Office Civil Desk or obtain information through the following links:

http://sbi.jus.state.nc.us

http://www.ncsheriffs.org/

http://ncfindoffender.com/

http://www.jus.state.nc.us/

http://www.ncsheriffs.org/