Court deputies, knowns as Bailiffs, are responsible for the security and safety of the Courts in the Catawba County Justice Center. There are as many as eight different courts in session at one time, including Superior Civil & Criminal, District Civil & Criminal, Small Claim Courts, Infractions Court, Domestic Violence Court, Juvenile Court and Special Proceedings Court. Please note: There are no weapons of any kind permitted in the Justice Center. Additionally, cell phone use is not allowed in the court rooms. Anyone caught using a cell phone will have the phone seized and could face up to 30 days in jail. Starting in 2021 Catawba County will have a Veterans Court.

Lt. Anthony Stafford is over the Courts Division and can be reached at 828-465-9551 or at

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