Civil & Warrant
The Carteret County Sheriff's Office Civil and Warrant Division bear the responsibility of serving and executing all legal processes generated by the court system. Some of the daily operations of this division include serving summons, subpoenas and domestic violence injunctions, conducting evictions and tracking down and arresting wanted subjects on outstanding warrants.
The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff's Office and is one of the oldest documented responsibilities of the county sheriff. Its purpose and function is to serve papers. The Civil Division handles all prejudgment as well as post-judgment service of civil process papers. Deputies serve civil documents, facilitate final eviction notices, fulfill civil executions by seizing money or property, and collect back taxes owed to Carteret County. There are always two parties involved. Those parties are the plaintiff and the defendant. The plaintiff is the individual, or company, issuing the papers. The defendant is the one receiving the papers. Thus, the defendant represents the group of people being served.
The Warrant Division bears the responsibility of serving and executing the majority of criminal processes generated by the court system, or by request from other jurisdictions. Some of the daily operations of this division include serving criminal summons and subpoenas. Additionally, members of the Warrant Division track down and apprehend fugitives - one of the most dangerous law enforcement duties performed today.
If you have any information regarding a wanted person, please call our Warrant Division at (252) 728-8400; ext. 8810 (MON - FRI 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)