You would need to file a complaint with the district court
, since your claim is above $5,000. The complaint needs to state your cause of action (breach of contract
) and to provide the facts in your situation, as well as a claim for relief (that the court order that the defendant pay you the money owed). You would then need to serve a copy of the complaint on the defendant and the court.
Here is a sample complaint:
The coversheet you need to file with the complaint is here:
You may also want to contact legal aid of North Carolina for assistance, as well, which you can do here:
Or consult their guide to civil complaint process which is here:
As far as the permit and licensing situation goes, the website for the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors states the following:
'For questions concerning complaints or to request a complaint form, please call the Board’s Violations & Complaints Section at(NNN) NNN-NNNN'
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