The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.
As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.
The Honorable Sandra Sutton is the Clerk of Superior Court for Greene County. Ms Sutton was appointed as Clerk of Superior Court on September 1, 2001, and had 24 years prior experience in the Clerk's Office. Ms. Sutton was elected in 2002 and supervises a staff of six clerks.
Courthouse Hours of Operation for Clerk of Court
Courthouse hours of operation for Clerk of Court are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The courthouse is closed on Judicial Branch holidays.
Various types of cases -- such as civil and criminal in superior court; civil, criminal and juvenile in district court; small claims; and estates and special proceedings -- are heard within the courts in Greene County.
Greene County has parking at the rear of the building and can be accessed at the rear of the building.