United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: The Wilmington office of the Clerk of Court is temporarily located at 1717 Shipyard Blvd, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Wilmington court sessions are in Courtroom 3 of the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse in Wilmington.
Please check this site for further updates: updated September 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

courthouses
VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.
FORMS

Additional national forms produced by The Administrative Office of the United States Courts are available here.

Additional forms provided by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals are available here.

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Appeal

Docketing Statement for Fourth Circuit Appeal - Civil (pdf)
Docketing Statement for Fourth Circuit Appeal - Criminal (pdf)
Notice of Appeal (pdf)

Attorney

Attorney Admission Application and Memo (pdf)
Certification of Training for Use of Courtroom Technology (docx)
CM/ECF Registration Form (pdf)
CM/ECF Registration Form - Government Attorney (pdf)
Notice of Appearance (AO 458) (pdf)
Notice of Special Appearance Civil (docx)
Notice of Special Appearance Criminal (docx)
Proposed Order on Motion to Withdraw (pdf) (docx)
Request for Exception from Technology Training (instructions and form) (docx)
Student Practitioner Application (pdf)

Civil

Application for Cost Guidelines (pdf)
Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs- Long Form (AO 239) (pdf)
Bill of Costs (AO 133) (pdf)
Civil Cover Sheet (JS 44) (pdf)
Certificate of Service (docx)
Certification of Training for Use of Courtroom Technology (docx)
Clerk's Certification of a Judgment to be Registered in Another District (AO 451) (pdf)
Consent to Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction (AO 85) (pdf)
Default Patent Protective Order (docx)
Financial Disclosure Form (pdf)
Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct the Sentence Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (AO 243) (pdf)
Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons (AO 398) (pdf)
Notice of Self-Representation (pdf)
Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (AO 242) (pdf)
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (AO 241) (pdf)
(Prisoner Cases) Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs - Short Form (AO 240) (pdf)
Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint Package (pdf)
Pro Se Forms (Non-Prisoner Case) (html)
Pro Se Consent to Electronic Service & Registration (pdf)
Privacy Notice (pdf)
Report of Mediator (pdf)
Request for Exception from Technology Training (instructions and form) (docx)
Rule 26 Report of Parties' Planning Meeting (docx)
Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial (AO 88) (pdf)
Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition (AO 88A) (pdf)
Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises (AO 88B) (pdf)
Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440) (pdf)
Supplemental Removal Civil Cover sheet (pdf)
Third Party Summons in a Civil Action (AO 441) (pdf)
US Marshal Form 285 - Process Receipt and Return (pdf)
Waiver of the Service of Summons (AO 399) (pdf)
Writ of Execution Package (pdf)

Criminal

Appearance Bond (AO 98) (pdf)
Certificate of Service (docx)
Certification of Training for Use of Courtroom Technology (docx)
Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case (AO 86A) (pdf)
Financial Disclosure Form (pdf)
Order Setting Conditions of Release (199A) (pdf)
Additional Conditions of Release (199B) (pdf)
Advice of Penalties/Acknowledgement (199C) (pdf)
Real Property Bond Information (pdf)
Request for Exception from Technology Training (instructions and form) (docx)
Standing Order 09-SO-2 Certification (pdf)
US Marshal Form 285 - Process Receipt and Return (pdf)
Out of Court Waiver of Detention Hearing (pdf)
Out of Court Waiver of Preliminary Hearing (pdf)
Out of Court Waiver of Identity Hearing (pdf)
Motion to Continue Pending Waiver of Hearings (pdf)
Waiver of Indictment (AO 455) (pdf)
Waiver of Initial Appearance on Superceding Indictment (pdf)
Waiver of Rule 32.1 Hearing (Violation of Probation or Supervised Release) (AO 466) (pdf)
Waiver of Rule 5 & 5.1 Hearings (AO 466A) (pdf)

Transcript

Fourth Circuit Transcript Order Form for Case on Appeal (pdf)
Notice of Intent to Request Redaction (pdf)