Last updated: December 6, 2013
Do you have court business in Fayetteville? Luckily, Fayetteville’s courts are centrally located at the Cumberland County Courthouse. Whether you’re looking for the district court, the superior court or the family court, you’ll start at the Cumberland County Courthouse.
If you have federal court business, the city also hosts a United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of North Carolina. This guide to Fayetteville Courthouses contains contact information for both courthouses in the city, as well as notes about what kinds of cases each court handles.
Note: The Cumberland County Courthouse houses all trial courts in Fayetteville. The District Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases and preliminary hearings for felony cases as well as all civil cases for $10,000 or less, including small claims cases. The Superior Court handles all felony criminal cases, some misdemeanor cases and civil cases for more than $10,000. The website for the Clerk of the Superior Court has more information about court divisions and office locations within the courthouse.
Note: This court handles federal cases for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The court office is only staffed when court is actually in session in Fayetteville. If you need to file court papers with the federal court, contact other court locations.