Clerk of Superior Court
The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for a four-year term and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all 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.

The Office of the Clerk of Superior Court is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on normal business days.

Please note that the Cabarrus County Clerk of Superior Court no longer issues passports.

The Clerk's Office is NOT allowed to give out legal advice of any type.

The Cabarrus County Clerk's Office does NOT have divorce packages or name change packages available.

Inquiries regarding child support are taken by phone only on Thursday and Fridays at 704-786-4139. You can contact the North Carolina Centralized Collections at 1-800-992-9457