Effective 12/1/2014

Steve H. Owens
Clerk of Superior Court

Location address:

229 N Main St
Suite 203
Rutherfordton, NC 28139


Office Phone:

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Fax: (828) 288-6101

Jury Line: 828-288-6105


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Rutherford County Clerk of Superior Court Steve H. Owens




Steve H. Owens took the Oath of Office as Clerk of Superior Court for Rutherford County on December 1, 2014.  Steve had over 20 years of extensive management experience in the private sector prior to working for the State of North Carolina.  He began working with the North Carolina Judicial System in May of 1998 in the Clerk of Court Office and then worked with the District Attorney’s office until being elected as the Clerk of Superior Court.  Steve attends church with his family at Cornerstone Fellowship Church.  He serves on the Finance Committee at Cornerstone.  Steve resides with his wife, Gina, and their daughter, Alexia, in Rutherfordton.

  The Clerk of Court is responsible for all administrative, clerical and record-keeping functions of the District and Superior Court. The Clerk of Superior Court and all Assistant and Deputy Clerks of Superior Court are not allowed to practice law or give legal advice.  Therefore, you should not ask the Clerk or the Clerk’s staff to fill out any forms or to advise you on the completion of forms or any legal issue.  Many forms and online services are available at www.NCCourts.org including court calendars and payment of traffic ticket fines.   You should consult an attorney or any legal aid service for any legal advice.   Pisgah Legal Services does provide services to Rutherford County Citizens on limited matters and they can be reached at 1-800-489-6144 or 828-247-0297.



 Links of Interest:

North Carolina Court System

Court Calendar Search

Pay Tickets

Passport Information

We accept passport requests daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


 Superior Court Judge    
Office Phone:

J. Thomas Davis,

Superior Court Judge

Cynthia Wharton,

Superior Court Judicial Assistant

Miriam (Myra) Cantrell,

Superior Court Judicial Assistant



District Court Judges      
Office Phone:

C. Randy Pool,

Chief District Court Judge

Laura A. Powell

Robert K. Martelle

Elizabeth Hamrick,

District Court Judicial Assistant



Official Court Reporter Office Phone: Fax:
Leanna Lynch 828-288-6116 828-288-6117



District Attorney Office Phone: Fax:
Ted Bell 828-288-6110 828-288-6111



Guardian ad Litem Office Phone: Fax:

Charity Robinson,

Program Supervisor

828-287-3829 828-288-9134



Juror Answering Machine - After Hours Office Number: 828-288-6105


Magistrates - Rutherfordton   Office Phone: 828-288-6119
Sarah Owens Rick Gilbert Brett Hooper
Denise Gardner Brian Smith  
Magistrate Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Courthouse
  4:00 pm - 8:30 am Rutherford County Jail