Clerk of Superior Court
 
The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years 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 Honorable Michael J. McArthur is the Clerk of Superior Court for Chowan County. The Clerk of Court and eight staff members are responsible for all clerical record keeping functions of the General Courts of Justice for Chowan County.

The Clerk's office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (252) 368-5000, the fax number is (252) 368-5001, the physical address is 101. S. Broad St., Edenton, and the mailing address is P. O. Box 588, Edenton, N.C. 27932.

The Courthouse is closed for scheduled Judicial Branch holidays.