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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

North Carolina Statutes

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Chapter 50C. Civil No-Contact Orders

back to top50C-9. Notice of orders

(a) The clerk of court shall deliver on the same day that a civil no-contact order is issued, a certified copy of that order to the sheriff.

(b) If the respondent was not present in court when the order was issued, the respondent may be served in the manner provided for service of process in civil proceedings in accordance with Rule 4(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. If the summons has not yet been served upon the respondent, it shall be served with the order. Law enforcement agencies shall accept receipt of copies of the order issued by the clerk of court by electronic or facsimile transmission for service on defendants.

(c) A copy of the order shall be issued promptly to and retained by the police department of the municipality of the victim's residence. If the victim's residence is not located in a municipality or in a municipality with no police department, copies shall be issued promptly to and retained by the sheriff and the county police department, if any, of the county in which the victim's residence is located.

(d) Any order extending, modifying, or revoking any civil no-contact order shall be promptly delivered to the sheriff by the clerk and served in a manner provided for service of process in accordance with the provisions of this section.

Added by S.L. 2004-194, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2004. Amended by S.L. 2012-19, § 1, eff. June 11, 2012; S.L. 2015-176, § 2, eff. Aug. 5, 2015.