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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Family Services

The Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for serving all Domestic Violence Orders of Protection (50B) and Ex Parte Domestic Violence Orders (50B), Civil Show Cause Child Support Orders, Emergency Child Custody Orders and Civil No-Contact Orders (50C).

If you and/or a minor child have been the victim(s) of Domestic Violence, you may seek assistance by obtaining a Domestic Violence Order of Protection/Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B) at the Family Justice Center (FJC) in Greensboro, Slane Center/Family Service of the Piedmont in High Point (High Point Family Service) or through the Clerk of Superior Courts Office in Greensboro or High Point during normal business hours.

A victim (plaintiff) of Domestic Violence may wish to pursue an emergency Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B), which if granted and served on the defendant by a Deputy Sheriff, would provide the plaintiff and/or a minor child any provisions the Judge deemed necessary to protect the plaintiff and/or a minor child until the scheduled hearing date of Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B). If a plaintiff of Domestic Violence does not feel that an emergency Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B) is necessary, but feels certain provisions should be in place, the plaintiff can request a Domestic Violence Order of Protection hearing. Both the Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B) and the Domestic Violence Order of Protection (50B) can be obtained through the Greensboro FJC, High Point Family Service or Clerk of Superior Courts Office in Greensboro or High Point, but for simplicity, the following information will be specific to the Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order (50B) and the term “50B Ex Parte Order” will be used.

The Process at The Greensboro Family Justice Center (FJC):
At the Greensboro FJC, an advocate will assist the plaintiff with navigating the process of obtaining a “50B” and will provide the plaintiff with information on other available services. After completing the 50B Ex Parte Order paperwork, the plaintiff will appear before the Judge via a video/audio system and explain the need for a 50B Ex Parte Order. If a Judge finds that there is danger to the plaintiff or a minor child, the Judge can issue an emergency 50B Ex Parte Order with any provisions the Judge feels is needed to protect the plaintiff or the minor child. Once the 50B Ex Parte Order is personally served on the defendant by a Deputy Sheriff, the Order is in effect until the scheduled hearing date. If the 50B Ex Parte Order is granted, the plaintiff will meet with a Domestic Violence Unit Officer (Deputy Sheriff)  at the Greensboro FJC and provide additional defendant information to assist with the service of the 50B Ex Parte Order. The Greensboro FJC acts as a “One Stop Shop”, so the plaintiff doesn’t have to leave the building during this process.

The Process at The Slane Center/Family Service of the Piedmont in High Point (High Point Family Service):
At High Point Family Service, an advocate will assist the plaintiff with navigating the process of obtaining a “50B” and will provide the plaintiff with information on other available services. After completing the 50B Ex Parte Order paperwork, the plaintiff will appear before the Judge via a video/audio system and explain the need for a 50B Ex Parte Order. If a Judge finds that there is danger to the plaintiff or a minor child, the Judge can issue an emergency 50B Ex Parte Order with any provisions the Judge feels is needed to protect the plaintiff or the minor child. Once the 50B Ex Parte Order is personally served on the defendant by a Deputy Sheriff, the Order is in effect until the scheduled hearing date. If the 50B Ex Parte Order is granted, the plaintiff will speak with a Domestic Violence Unit Officer (Deputy Sheriff) via telephone and provide additional defendant information to assist with the service of the 50B Ex Parte Order.

The Process at The Clerk of Superior Courts Office (Greensboro Location):
If the plaintiff chooses to obtain a 50B Ex Parte Order through the Greensboro Clerk of Superior Courts Office, the plaintiff will be required to appear before a Judge to explain the need for a 50B Ex Parte Order once the necessary paperwork has been completed. If a Judge finds that there is danger to the plaintiff or a minor child, the Judge can issue an emergency 50B Ex Parte Order with any provisions the Judge feels is needed to protect the plaintiff or the minor child. If the 50B Ex Parte Order is granted, the plaintiff will bring the original copies sealed in an envelope to the Greensboro FJC and meet with a Domestic Violence Unit Officer (Deputy Sheriff) at the Greensboro FJC and provide additional defendant information to assist with the service of the 50B Ex Parte Order. Once the 50B Ex Parte Order is personally served on the defendant by a Deputy Sheriff, the Order is in effect until the scheduled hearing date.

The Process at The Clerk of Superior Courts Office (High Point Location):
If the plaintiff chooses to obtain a 50B Ex Parte Order through the High Point Clerk of Superior Courts Office, the plaintiff will be required to appear before a Judge to explain the need for a 50B Ex Parte Order, once the necessary paperwork has been completed. If a Judge finds that there is danger to the plaintiff or a minor child, the Judge can issue an emergency 50B Ex Parte Order with any provisions the Judge feels is needed to protect the plaintiff or the minor child. If the 50B Ex Parte Order is granted, the plaintiff will bring the original copies sealed in an envelope to the High Point Detention Center and meet with a Domestic Violence Unit Officer (Deputy Sheriff) and provide additional defendant information to assist with the service of the 50B Ex Parte Order. Once the 50B Ex Parte Order is personally served on the defendant by a Deputy Sheriff, the Order is in effect until the scheduled hearing date.

At the scheduled hearing date, the plaintiff and the defendant will appear before a District Court Judge. The Judge will decide whether a Domestic Violence Order of Protection (50B) lasting one year, is necessary.

There are two Guilford County courthouses in Guilford County:

Guilford County Courthouse - Greensboro
201 South Eugene St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 412-7300

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3008
Greensboro, NC 27402

Guilford County Courthouse – High Point
505 East Green Dr
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: (336) 822-6700

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2434
High Point, NC 27261

Guilford County Sheriff's Office Locations:

Greensboro Family Justice Center(FJC)
201 South Greens St (Second Floor)
Greensboro, NC  27401
FJC Phone: (336) 641-SAFE (7233)

High Point Detention Center – High Point
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC  27261
High Point Phone: (336) 641-7907

Slane Center/Family Service of the Piedmont:

High Point Family Service
1401 Long St
High Point, NC  27262
High Point Phone: (336) 387-6161

To be served with a Civil Process:

Contact the Legal Process Division, (336) 641-3735, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mailing Address:

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Legal Process Division
400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27401

Greensboro Phone: (336) 641-3735
High Point Phone: (336) 641-7907

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Crime Stoppers

COMMUNICATIONS

Dial 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY

NON EMERGENCIES: (336) 373-2222

PATROL OFFICES
District 1 - (336) 641-2300
District 2 - (336) 641-2680
District 3 - (336) 641-6691

DETENTION CENTERS
Greensboro - (336) 641-2700
High Point - (336) 641-7900

LEGAL PROCESS
Greensboro - (336) 641-3735
High Point - (336) 641-7907

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27402

Greensboro: (336) 641-3694
High Point: (336) 641-3694
Fax: (336) 641-6729