The Sheriff is charged with the responsibility with maintaining the security and safety of all court proceedings in Lincoln County. In addition it is also the responsibility of the Sheriff to ensure that certain Criminal and Civil court documents are served on individuals and businesses throughout the county. The Civil and Court division is led by Lieutenant Erin Long.


Lincoln County Courthouse Lincolnton North Carolina

Lincoln County Courthouse

Deputies of the sheriff’s office provide security and bailiff duties for the Lincoln County Court System. This includes keeping the court house secure by screening all citizens who enter for weapons and providing protection to all judges, court officials, and citizens while in the court house.


Our civil division handles such duties as serving civil processes and subpoenas which originate from the courts, governmental agencies, and private attorneys. Below are some statistics for the civil division over the past several years.