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Cleveland County, NC Court System Information

Cleveland County is a county located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and western Piedmont and on the southern border of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,078. Its county seat is Shelby.

Court Information

Cleveland County is located within the North Carolina District Court judicial district 27B and the North Carolina Superior Court Seventh Division.

Cleveland County, NC Court Overview

The following courts are located in Cleveland County, North Carolina. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. North Carolina Seventh Division Superior Court
  2. North Carolina 27B District Court

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Cleveland County Courthouse
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 476-7800

Cleveland County Court of Clerk:

Mitzi McGraw Johnson, Clerk of Court
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: 704-476-7800

Cleveland County Superior Court Clerk:

Lacey Ange, Assistant Clerk of Superior Court
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 476-7800
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of Superior Court provides the following services for Cleveland county residents, such as filing records for criminal, juvenile, adoption, garnishments, warrants, recordings, real estate, liens (federal, state, liens pending, etc.). In addition, The Clerk of Superior Court provides services related to hospital liens, UCC (Personal Property), plat, and military discharges. This Office Issues notary commissions, subpoenas, jury summons, Fi Fa’s, bench warrants, bond forfeitures, arraignment notices, and compile calendars for civil, criminal, and arraignment.

Cleveland County Superior Court Judge:

Forrest Bridges, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 484-4876

William Pomeroy, Superior Court Judge
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 742-7877

Cleveland County District Court Judge:

Jeannette Reeves, Chief District Court Judge
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 476-7881
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Cleveland County, NC Registry of Deeds

Betsy S. Harnage, Register Of Deeds
P.O. Box 1210,
311 E. Marion St. Rm 151
Shelby, NC 28151-1210
Phone: (704) 484-4834
Fax: (704) 484-4909
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The County Register of Deeds office is responsible for keeping books and records and recording such instruments required or authorized by law to be recorded and must provide proper facilities for inspection of these records. These include; indexing and recording of legal documents such as Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Satisfactions of Deeds of Trust, Powers of Attorney, Maps/Plats, Easements, Rights-Of-Way, Assumed Names, Separation Agreements, Fixture Filings, birth and death records and certificates, marriage licenses, and administer oaths to notaries, etc. Moreover, the office also issues certified copies of military discharges (DD214’s) free of charge to the retired military.

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