Buncombe County Submitted: January 3, 2023 | Updated: January 3, 2023

[See Editor’s Note](January 2023) Submission related to “List of Buncombe County case numbers that had a jury verdict in 2020 through 2022.”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/29/22

Original Subject:
list of Buncombe County case numbers that had a jury verdict in 2020 through 2022.

Original Message:
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Government Entity:
Buncombe County

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2020 - December 29, 2022

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Editor’s Note 01/03/2023: The submission above has been marked as “Completed’.

Although in this instance the sender is just asking for “a list of all case numbers” with a jury verdict (of any kind) over a 3 year period — We anticipate the request is overly broad and it’s likely we will receive a response from the B.C. Clerk of Superior Court’s Office similar to the one provided in April 2022 for the request below:


In April the County advised that they would not be able to process a request like that as written, and would need to know the following:

– They would need more specific details about what info you’re looking for in order to narrow down the files you hope to obtain, and they would also need to know specifically whether you’re requesting “Criminal” or “Civil” court records.
–  They cannot search for “all cases” or “all verdicts” by year. They do not conduct their searches in that way. They would need to know a specific case number (or list of specific case numbers) to look up.
– They advised that these records are all paper files, so anyone requesting this type of info would ultimately need to come to their office in person to inspect the final results.

In our experience, the County does typically ask for specific case numbers or other clarification to be provided in order to query and fulfill requests for court-related records. If you’d like to further pursue a request like this, we’d recommend you reach out to the Clerk of Superior Court directly to assist with any questions about fulfillment.

Phone: (828) 259-3400. https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/clerk-of-superior-court/default.aspx

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Status: Completed


  • January 3, 2023 6:24 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending