Superior Court sessions normally last for one week, and one set of calendars is generated to cover each session. Regular sessions of Superior Court are normally held in the 5th Floor Superior Court courtroom and commence at 10:00 a.m.
In Superior Court, if you are the person charged, you should find out when to report to Superior Court from your lawyer. Sometimes there are alterations to the published calendar that you would not see but your attorney would know about, so that is the most reliable way of finding out when your court date is.
The Superior Court calendars for criminal court are also published in advance for each session on the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) website located here: Buncombe County Superior Court Calendars
Once per month, there is a First Settings Calendar for all cases that were indicted at the previous Grand Jury. That calendar is normally heard in the 7th floor Superior Court courtroom at 9:00 a.m. and it is published online in advance at the same location.
Unlike Superior Court, District Court sessions normally last for one day, and one set of calendars is generated to cover each session in each courtroom. The District Court calendars are published in advance on the NCAOC website located here: Buncombe County District Court Calendars
Administrative Court takes place on the first full week of every month. This is the courtroom where all of the misdemeanor and traffic violations are set in order to have their first appearance.
BEFORE COMING TO ADMINISTRATIVE COURT, PLEASE EXAMINE THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO THE PUBLIC FOR TRAFFIC MATTERS. IT MIGHT SAVE YOU A TRIP TO COURT!
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Administrative Court differs from the other District Courts in that we offer "drop-in" time ranges rather than starting court at a set time. The two time ranges we offer are 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:00. Wednesdays have only a morning session, but all of the other days have both slots open.
We split the days this way to try to manage the logistics of dealing with large numbers of people, but we actually have both sessions on the same calendar each day. For that reason, on every day except Wednesday, you could actually "drop in" to the other session on the same day you are scheduled to appear and we will be happy to handle your case at that time instead.
The Administrative Court calendars are published along with the other District Court calendars at the NCAOC website: Buncombe County Administrative Court Calendars