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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 1A: Rules of Civil Procedure.

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