Celebrating the North Carolina
Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals is the state’s intermediate appellate court that decides questions of law in cases appealed from superior and district courts and from some administrative agencies of the executive branch.
Superior CourtAll felony criminal cases, civil cases involving more than $25,000, and misdemeanor and infraction appeals from district court are tried in superior court. Business court is a specialized forum that hears cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.
Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state's highest court, and there is no further appeal in the state from its decisions. The Court hears appeals of the decisions from the other divisions of the General Court of Justice as well as appeals of the decisions of some other state agencies.
A Word from
Chief Justice Mark Martin
Our state's unified court system handles approximately three million cases each year; cases that help keep our citizens safe, our economy vibrant, and our rights and liberties secure. These are important milestones for our court system, and they are great opportunities for North Carolinians to reflect on the importance of the rule of law and the fair and impartial administration of justice. Thank you for your interest in our courts and your commitment to the rule of law and justice for all.