Claremont Library is closed through Saturday, May 25 due to A/C issues.
County Offices, Libraries, and Blackburn Construction/Demo Landfill are closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Blackburn Sanitary Landfill, Convenience Centers and Catawba County Parks will be open.

Warrants

The Warrants Division serves warrants, criminal summons and show cause orders.

A warrant is an official authorization which gives the power for law enforcement officials to engage in an activity. A warrant can be for an arrest of a suspected individual, searching of premises, or bringing an individual to court. A summons, on the other hand, is an official request made by a court for an individual to be present on a specific date and time to inquire after charges that have been made. The main difference between a summons and a warrant is that while a warrant gives authority for law enforcement officials to perform an action, a summons requests the individual to be present for an inquiry. If an individual ignores a summons, the next step would be the issuance of a warrant. For more information contact the front Sheriffs Office at 828-464-5241.

A show cause order may be issued for the following reasons:

  • Failure to pay child support.
  • Failure to pay alimony.
  • Failure to comply with custody or visitation directives.
  • Failure to produce documents required in a Court Order.
  • Failure to do anything required by a Court Order.