United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE:

2024 Independence Day Holiday Order
Jury Scam Alert information
Public Notice Regarding Changes to Miscellaneous Court Fee Schedules Effective December 1, 2023.
The Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the miscellaneous fee schedule will become effective December 1, 2023. Please review the District Court Fee Schedule under the "Public" tab at www.nced.uscourts.gov. Updated fees will be posted as of December 1, 2023.

The Wilmington Courthouse will be closed November 13 through November 17, 2023. Beginning November 20, 2023, court will resume in Wilmington at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 2 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. Courtroom technology in courtroom 1 at the Alton Lennon Federal Building, Wilmington has been recently updated and is operable effective 4/8/2024. Any attorney that would like to do the technology training must contact Rick Sanchez at (919-645-1716).
FY 2024 Pre-Lapse in Appropriations Notice to Contractors
Camp Lejuene Water Litigation Information.
Case Management Order 1, Camp Lejeune Water Litigation.

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VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.
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The mission of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is to support, defend and preserve the Constitution of the United States by providing an impartial forum for the just resolution of disputes. The clerk's office, as the doorway to the court, continuously strives to provide quality, courteous, and prompt service with a commitment to professionalism, teamwork and efficiency based on our belief that all people have a right to be treated with fairness and dignity. Our motto is "Service to the Public; Support to the Court."

We serve 44 North Carolina counties from Raleigh to the Atlantic coast and are under the United States Federal Court System in which both civil and criminal cases are filed. Court is held in six cities in the District: Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Pleadings may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in Raleigh, Greenville, New Bern or Wilmington regardless of the division or judge to which the case is assigned.

For office hours and directions to specific locations, please visit our Court Locations section.

Latest News

  • 2024 Independence Day Holiday Order
  • The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act was signed into law in September 2018 to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Eastern District of North Carolina is honored to cosponsor a virtual POWER Act event which will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. (EST). Click here to access additional information and RSVP to the event.
  • October 28, 2022 - Standing Order 22-S0-2-M, IN RE: PROHIBITION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
  • September 22, 2022 - Standing Order 22-SO-1, IN RE: GUILTY PLEAS IN CRIMINAL FELONY CASES
  • January 8, 2021  - Standing Order 21-SO-2 IN RE: PROCEDURES FOR THE FILING, SERVICE, AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS
  • March 14, 2017 - Learn about our Pro Bono Program.
  • More news >>