In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 121 as well as the North Carolina Chief Justice’s directives, the Wayne County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office will implement changes to normal operations to limit the public’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 while ensuring access to the court system.
Beginning on Monday, April 6th, through the duration of the Governor’s executive order, the Wayne County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office will operate at a reduced staff with reduced hours. The office will remain open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to accept and process court filings and payments. Matters involving estates and special proceedings will be handled by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by calling 919-722-6100 Ext. 4.
Although the office remains open for filings and assistance, matters may often be resolved over the telephone or through email without physically appearing. Citizens are encouraged to take every effort to minimize in person contact. Completed filings accompanied by the appropriate court fees, may be mailed with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Wayne County Clerk of Court, 224 E. Walnut Street, Room 230, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530. You may reach the Clerk’s Office by telephone at 919-722-6100
Emergency filings may be made at the Wayne County Magistrates Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The court system will remain open to process important documentation and information and to provide essential and required legal services. The Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court has by court order extended many deadlines and continued most cases through June 1, 2020.