Last updated: November 18, 2013
Wilmington is much more than a bustling port dubbed, “the Coast Guard City.” It’s a sprawling metropolitan filled with history, culture, and world-class educational institutions. It’s also home to one of the fastest growing television and movie production facilities outside of California. Watch out, Hollywood. Here comes the county seat of New Hanover County!
If you’re a resident of this eclectic city, you know it’s not all battleships and movie sets. Indeed, there are also legal matters to attend to. If you have to go to court in the Wilmington area, here’s a guide with some insider tips.
Parking: If you are serving on a jury, park at the deck on the corner of Third and Grace Streets, entering from Second Street. There is handicap parking at the rear of the building and handicap accessed at the rear of the building. Consider public transportation.
Divisions: Criminal, Civil, Small Claims, Traffic, Family
Note: North Carolina has a unified court system. Most cases will be heard in this courthouse.
Parking: There are several pay lots in the area If you are a juror you must pre-pay in cash for parking. Bring the parking receipt with you to the courthouse. You will be required to fill out a slip for reimbursement.