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  • How to File a Complaint

  • What types of complaints can be filed?

  • Are anonymous complaints accepted?

  • Is there a preliminary investigation?

  • What are the possible outcomes of an investigation?

  • Will I be notified of the outcome?

  • How to File a Commendation

  • How to Submit an Anonymous Tip.

  • How to Report a Crime

  • Where do I go to take out papers in order to sue someone in court?

  • How much does it cost to sue someone?

  • Can I send process via email or fax for the Sheriff to serve?

  • How do I check to see if someone has been served yet?

  • How long does it take for someone to be served?

  • I won a judgment in my favor, what next?

  • Once the Sheriff receives my Writ of Execution, how much does it cost for the Sheriff to levy on property in the name of a defendant?

  • Will the Sheriff keep my name and telephone number confidential?

  • The Sheriff was unable to serve the defendant. What do I do now?

  • I am a landlord and I need legal advice about evicting someone can you help me decide what to do?

  • I am a landlord; can I change the locks on my rental property without involving the Sheriff's Office?

  • I am a landlord, where do I need to go to file the paperwork to evict someone?

  • What happens at the hearing for the Summary Ejectment process?

  • As a landlord, can I go ahead with the eviction after I have filed for the Writ of Possession?

  • If there is personal property inside the premises when the locks are changed, can I dispose of it immediately?

  • I am a landlord and I have an eviction schedule that I wish to cancel, can I do this?

  • How do I obtain a concealed handgun permit application?

  • How much does a new concealed handgun permit cost?

  • How much does it cost to renew a concealed handgun permit?

  • How much does a duplicate concealed handgun permit cost?

  • Why does it cost so much to obtain a concealed handgun permit?

  • What documents do I need to apply for a concealed handgun permit?

  • How long does it usually take for my concealed handgun permit to be issued?

  • Why does it take so long to issue a concealed handgun permit?

  • How long is a concealed handgun permit valid for?

  • Do I need to be a resident of North Carolina to obtain a concealed handgun permit?

  • Are military personnel exempt from residency requirements?

  • I have a valid concealed handgun permit from another county in North Carolina and have moved to Durham County. What do I need to do?

  • I have a valid concealed handgun permit issued in another state and have moved to Durham County. What do I need to do?

  • Does the Durham County Sheriff's Office have a list of approved firearms safety courses?

  • Where am I allowed to carry a concealed weapon?

  • I recently moved, but still reside in Durham County. What do I need to do?

  • My concealed handgun permit was lost, stolen or destroyed. What do I need to do?

  • Will the Sheriff's Office notify me when my concealed handgun permit is ready for pick up?

  • My legal name is now different than the one on my concealed handgun permit. What do I need to do?

  • Is my Durham County concealed handgun permit valid in other counties of North Carolina?

  • Is my Durham County concealed handgun permit valid in other states?

  • Where is the Durham County Courthouse located?

  • What types of items are not allowed in the Courthouse?

  • Do I have to go through security to enter the Courthouse?

  • Where do I pay for fingerprints, pistol permits, and a copy of a report?

  • What floor is traffic court?

  • What floor is criminal court?

  • What floor is the Public Defender's Office?

  • What floor is the Clerk's Office?

  • Where do I get fingerprinted?

  • Where do I get copies of reports?

  • What floor can I get my criminal history?

  • What floor is Grand Jury?

  • What floor do I report for Jury Duty?

  • Where is Family Court?

  • Where is Juvenile Court?

  • Where is Juvenile Justice/Probation?

  • Where do I pay a traffic ticket?

  • Where do I go for divorce papers?

  • Where is the Civil Magistrate located?

  • If I missed my court date how do I find out when my new one is?

  • Where can I swear out a warrant?

  • Where can I get a restraining order?

  • What is Project Lifesaver?

  • How does Project Lifesaver work?

  • Who can enroll in Project Lifesaver?

  • How much does it cost to participate in Project Lifesaver?

  • How do I enroll a loved one in Project Lifesaver?

  • I've turned in the application, how long before my loved one is enrolled in Project Lifesaver?

  • I've been placed on the wait list, but I don't want to wait and I have the means to purchase a transmitter, may I do so?

  • I still have a question about Project Lifesaver, who do I contact?

  • What are the requirements for becoming a Detention Officer?

  • What is the process for employment for Detention Officer?

  • What is the SOPAT?

  • Do I have to be a certified Detention Officer to apply for a job?

  • How long does the Detention Officer Application process usually take?

  • Where can I get an application for employment for Detention Officer?

  • When is your next Detention Officer Academy?

  • How long is the BDOT academy?

  • What is the pay for Detention Officer?

  • Do I have to be a certified law enforcement officer to apply for a job?

  • What are the requirements for becoming a Deputy Sheriff?

  • What is the employment process for Deputy Sheriff?

  • How long does the Deputy Sheriff Application process usually take?

  • Where can I get an application for employment for Deputy Sheriff?

  • How long is the BLET academy?

  • What is the pay for Deputy Sheriff?

  • Do you accept lateral transfers from within North Carolina?

  • Do you accept lateral transfers from someone from another state?

  • Do you have a lateral academy for certified officers?

  • What is a Warrant/Warrant for Arrest (WFA)?

  • What is an Order for Arrest (OFA)?

  • What is a Criminal Summons (CS)?

  • I want to turn myself in, what do I do?

  • Do I need to bring a bondsman with me?

  • How much will my bond be?

  • How do I find out if I have a warrant?

  • My neighbor's dog barks non-stop at all hours of the day, what can I do?

  • Durham County Animal Services will not respond to calls of this nature. Please contact a private pest removal contractor or wildlife trapper for assistance.

  • I think a wild animal has taken up residence in my attic or walls, what do I do?

  • I have a problem with raccoons, foxes, coyotes, or other wild animals coming onto my property or into my yard, what do I do?

  • Does Sheriff's Office Animal Services provide vaccinations?

  • I have a question about animal vaccinations or licensing, who do I call?

  • I am a landlord and I need legal advice about evicting someone can you help me decide what to do?

  • I am a landlord; can I change the locks on my rental property without involving the Sheriff's Office?

  • I am a landlord, where do I need to go to file the paperwork to evict someone?

  • What happens at the hearing for the Summary Ejectment process?

  • As a landlord, can I go ahead with the eviction after I have filed for the Writ of Possession?

  • If there is personal property inside the premises when the locks are changed, can I dispose of it immediately?

  • I am a landlord and I have an eviction schedule that I wish to cancel, can I do this?