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Clerk of Court

Clerk of Superior Court PersonnelThe Clerk of Superior Court is an elected official responsible for performing several roles regarding the local administration of justice. The Clerk is elected in a partisan election for a four-year term and must be a resident of the county in which he/she is elected.

The Clerk's office is a branch of State government. It is responsible for all administrative, clerical, and record-keeping functions of the District and Superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

What This Department Does

  • Provides administrative support for the 1st Judicial Courts
  • Maintains civil and criminal records of the court
  • Collects and disburses court-related monies
  • Maintains records of bond issues
  • Maintains records of divorce proceedings, juvenile and domestic relations, adoptions, and custody matters
  • Provides support for family members and attorneys in handling estates
  • Appoints and supervises guardians for minor children and adults in need
  • Invests funds for minors from wrongful death settlements/personal injury suits
  • Issues foreclosure orders
  • Handles passport applications

What This Department Does Not Do

  • Provide legal advice
  • Issue marriage licenses or maintain marriage records (see Register of Deeds)
  • Record land transactions (see Register of Deeds)
  • Write wills
  • Hear criminal cases (only judges hear criminal cases)
  • Keep military discharges (see Register of Deeds)
  • Accept personal checks; payments must be made in cash, certified check, cashier check, or money order
  • Accept child support payments; they must be mailed to Centralized Collections in Raleigh, NC
Contact Information

Ray MatuskoRay Matusko, Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 175
Currituck, NC 27929
Phone: 252-232-6200
Fax: 252-232-6201
Courier #: 10-69-01
E-mail: Send Ray Matusko an email

Physical Address: 2801 Caratoke Hwy.
                                 Currituck, NC 27929

Office Hours


Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.