Domestic Violence Assistance

Domestic violence is one of the most common of all crimes and battering is the single major cause of injury to women. Our deputies respond to domestic violence calls regularly, and unfortunately, we aren't alone. Domestic violence spans across the board and doesn't affect one demographic or another.

How to Obtain a 50-B, Domestic Violence Protective Order

Any individual in Carteret County seeking to obtain a 50-B, Domestic Violence Protective Order can appear at the Carteret County Courthouse each weekday at 8 a.m. unless it is a holiday, or is closed due to inclement weather. We strive to serve these papers within 24-hours.

If you are being abused by a family member, household member, or significant other:

  • If in an emergency, CALL 911.
  • Contact your local sheriff or police for help.
  • Don’t assume things will get better, violence often escalates.
  • Establish a support network.
  • Have a safety plan.

About our Deputies

CCSO has deputies available 24/7/365 to assist with these needs. Every sworn deputy at the Sheriff’s Office has the statutory ability to serve 50-B papers and we utilize them as needed. The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated in our efforts to serve papers regardless of the time of day or external factors that may make serving papers difficult.

The time it takes to serve a 50-B has many variables, including whether or not the person being served has left Carteret County or does not have a permanent address. Ex-partes, after being issued by a judge, have ten days to be served. Again, we work hard to serve 50-Bs within 24-hours, and typically we are accountable to that timeframe, but as previously mentioned, there are many factors which impedes the service of the papers. Our deputies work very hard in order to be known for our reliable and prompt service of Domestic Violence Protective Orders.

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