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 Onslow County Clerk of Court is Lisa Brown . She and 40 staff members maintain records, receive payments, and perform much of the administrative work of the local court system. Her staff is spread throughout the two courthouses and is organized according to their function and duties. These various divisions of the Clerk's staff include:
  • Criminal Superior
  • Criminal District
  • Civil
  • Estates & Special Proceedings
  • Child Support
  • Juvenile
  • Small Claims
  • Bookkeeping
The mailing address for the Clerk's office is 625 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540. The telephone number is (910) 478-3600.