N.C. R. App. P. 27. Computation and Extension of Time
(a) Computation of Time. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these rules, by order of court, or by any applicable statute, the day of the act, event, or default after which the designated period of time begins to run is not included. The last day of the period so computed is to be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.
(b) Additional Time After Service. Except as to filing of notice of appeal pursuant to Rule 3(c), whenever a party has the right to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper and the notice or paper is served by mail, or by e-mail if allowed by these rules, three days shall be added to the prescribed period.
(c) Extensions of Time; By Which Court Granted. Except as herein provided, courts for good cause shown may upon motion extend any of the times prescribed by these rules, or by order of court, for doing any act required or allowed under these rules, or may permit an act to be done after the expiration of such time. Courts may not extend the time for taking an appeal or for filing a petition for discretionary review or a petition for rehearing or the responses thereto prescribed by these rules or by law.
(1) Motions for Extension of Time in the Trial Division. The trial tribunal for good cause shown by the appellant may extend once, for no more than thirty days, the time permitted by: (1) Rule 7(b)(1) for the person designated to prepare the transcript to produce such transcript; and (2) Rule 11 or Rule 18 for service of the proposed record on appeal.
Motions for extensions of time made to a trial tribunal may be made orally or in writing and without notice to other parties and may be determined at any time or place within the state.
Motions made under this Rule 27 to a court of the trial division may be heard and determined by any of those judges of the particular court specified in Rule 36 of these rules. Such motions made to a commission may be heard and determined by the chair of the commission; or if to a commissioner, then by that commissioner.
(2) Motions for Extension of Time in the Appellate Division. All motions for extensions of time other than those specifically enumerated in Rule 27(c)(1) may be made only to the appellate court to which appeal has been taken.
(d) Motions for Extension of Time; How Determined. Motions for extension of time made in any court may be determined ex parte, but the moving party shall promptly serve on all other parties to the appeal a copy of any order extending time; provided that motions made after the expiration of the time allowed in these rules for the action sought to be extended must be in writing and with notice to all other parties and may be allowed only after all other parties have had an opportunity to be heard.
287 N.C. 671; 294 N.C. 749; 295 N.C. 741; 312 N.C. 803; 92 N.C. App. 761; 324 N.C. 613; 327 N.C. 671; 354 N.C. 598; 354 N.C. 609; 363 N.C. 901; 365 N.C. 583.