North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 1A - Rules of Civil Procedure.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 1A-1. Rules of Civil Procedure.
Rule 1. Scope of rules.
Rule 2. One form of action.
Rule 3. Commencement of action.
Rule 4. Process.
Rule 5. Service and filing of pleadings and other papers.
Rule 6. Time.
Rule 7. Pleadings allowed; motions.
Rule 8. General rules of pleadings.
Rule 9. Pleading special matters.
Rule 10. Form of pleadings.
Rule 11. Signing and verification of pleadings.
Rule 12. Defenses and objections; when and how presented; by pleading or motion; motion for judgment on pleading.
Rule 13. Counterclaim and crossclaim.
Rule 14. Third-party practice.
Rule 15. Amended and supplemental pleadings.
Rule 16. Pre-trial procedure; formulating issues.
Rule 17. Parties plaintiff and defendant; capacity.
Rule 18. Joinder of claims and remedies.
Rule 19. Necessary joinder of parties.
Rule 20. Permissive joinder of parties.
Rule 21. Procedure upon misjoinder and nonjoinder.
Rule 22. Interpleader.
Rule 23. Class actions.
Rule 24. Intervention.
Rule 25. Substitution of parties upon death, incompetency or transfer of interest; abatement.
Rule 26. General provisions governing discovery.
Rule 27. Depositions before action or pending appeal.
Rule 28. Persons before whom depositions may be taken.
Rule 29. Stipulations regarding discovery procedure.
Rule 30. Depositions upon oral examination.
Rule 31. Depositions upon written questions.
Rule 32. Use of depositions in court proceedings.
Rule 33. Interrogatories to parties.
Rule 34. Production of documents, electronically stored information, and things; entry upon land for inspection and other purposes.
Rule 35. Physical and mental examination of persons.
Rule 36. Requests for admission; effect of admission.
Rule 37. Failure to make discovery; sanctions.
Rule 38. Jury trial of right.
Rule 39. Trial by jury or by the court.
Rule 40. Assignment of cases for trial; continuances.
Rule 41. Dismissal of actions.
Rule 42. Consolidation; separate trials.
Rule 43. Evidence.
Rule 44. Proof of official record.
Rule 44.1. Determination of foreign law.
Rule 45. Subpoena.
Rule 46. Objections and exceptions.
Rule 47. Jurors.
Rule 48. Juries of less than twelve – majority verdict.
Rule 49. Verdicts.
Rule 50. Motion for a directed verdict and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict.
Rule 51. Instructions to jury.
Rule 52. Findings by the court.
Rule 53. Referees.
Rule 54. Judgments.
Rule 55. Default.
Rule 56. Summary judgment.
Rule 57. Declaratory judgments.
Rule 58. Entry of judgment.
Rule 59. New trials; amendment of judgments.
Rule 60. Relief from judgment or order.
Rule 61. Harmless error.
Rule 62. Stay of proceedings to enforce a judgment.
Rule 63. Disability of a judge.
Rule 64. Seizure of person or property.
Rule 65. Injunctions.
Rule 66 through Rule 67. Omitted.
Rule 68. Offer of judgment and disclaimer.
Rule 68.1. Confession of judgment.
Rule 69. Omitted.
Rule 70. Judgment for specific acts; vesting title.
Rule 71 through Rule 83. Omitted.
Rule 84. Forms.