The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts provides helpful tools so that victims and defendants can easily find their upcoming court dates (see the button links below). District Court dockets typically run one day at a time. Sessions of Superior Court last an entire week, sometimes longer. If you are a defendant, please contact your attorney about when you should appear in Superior Court. If you are unsure, be in court on the first day of the session so you are not considered absent. If you are a victim in a case in Superior Court, you may contact the DA’s office to see if your presence is required, and if so, when you should appear.
Court cases are organized by Defendant’s name. This is because in criminal cases, the two parties in the case are the State of North Carolina, and the defendant (e.g. State v. Smith).
Click this button to sign up for reminders about upcoming court dates. The system is designed to be helpful tool, but it is not an official notice issued by the Court or DA’s office.
This tool is generally best for seeing full dockets for District Court. Keep in mind that cases may be put on an “Add-on” calendar, which may not be available for publication online.
Check with the Clerk of Court
If you are unsure about a court date, or unable to locate a court date with these tools, you may contact the Clerk or Court in the appropriate county to ask questions regarding scheduling.
Burke Clerk of Court: (828) 433-3200
Caldwell Clerk of Court: (828) 759-3500
Catawba Clerk of Court Criminal Division: (828) 695-6102