Clerk of Superior Court

The 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.

Responsibilities of the Clerk of Superior Court
  • 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

Clerk of Court only process passports on

Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.

U. S. Department of State can answer your Passport questions.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019 will be the last day to process U.S. Passports at the Currituck Clerk of Court Office.

We have enjoyed providing this service to U.S. Citizens for many years, however, due to increased court schedules, it prohibits us from being able to provide this service.

Please check for locations nearby for processing after Tuesday, December 31, 2019.