United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina


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. Please be aware that audio/video technology in Wilmington's Courtroom 1 is on interim status pending necessary funding. Anyone anticipating the use of such technology for demonstrative purposes in Courtroom 1 should review available resources and proceed accordingly.
FY 2024 Pre-Lapse in Appropriations Notice to Contractors
Camp Lejuene Water Litigation Information.
Case Management Order 1, Camp Lejeune Water Litigation.

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

Local Admiralty Rules

  • Rules Effective December 2017 (pdf)
  • Rules Effective December 2016 (pdf)
  • Rules Effective August 2013 (pdf)

Local Civil Rules

  • Rules Effective January 2019 (pdf)
  • Rules Effective December 2017 (pdf)
  • Rules Effective December 2016 (pdf)
  • Rules Effective December 2015 (pdf)

Local Criminal Rules

  • Effective January 2019 (pdf)
  • Effective December 2017 (pdf)
  • Effective August 2017 (pdf)
  • Effective December 2016 (pdf)
  • Effective December 2015 (pdf)

Local Patent Rules

  • Effective December 2017 (pdf)
  • Effective December 2016 (pdf)
  • Effective August 2013 (pdf)