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 elected Granville County Clerk of Superior Court is Jo Ann C. Averette.
The Clerk's office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is 101 Main Street, Oxford NC 27565. The telephone number is (919) 690-4800. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashier's check when paid in person and money order or cashier's check when paid by mail.