WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: October 13, 2020
Will the abuser or stalker have access to my address?
If you tell the clerk that having your address on the court forms would place you or a family member at risk, you can leave out your address from all of the documents filed with the court. However, you have to provide an alternative address to receive notice of any court proceedings or motions made by the respondent.1 You may also apply for the NC Department of Justice Address Confidentiality Program, which allows domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking victims to keep their address safe from possible or former abusers by using the government address for mail and the government forwards the mail to your confidential address.
1 NCGS § 50C-2(d)
© 2008–2020 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.