N.C. R. App. P. 6. Security for Costs on Appeal
(a) In Regular Course. Except in pauper appeals, an appellant in a civil action must provide adequate security for the costs of appeal in accordance with the provisions of N.C.G.S. §§ 1-285 and -286.
(b) In Forma Pauperis Appeals. A party in a civil action may be allowed to prosecute an appeal in forma pauperis without providing security for costs in accordance with the provisions of N.C.G.S. § 1-288.
(c) Filed with Record on Appeal. When security for costs is required, the appellant shall file with the record on appeal a certified copy of the appeal bond or a cash deposit made in lieu of bond.
(d) Dismissal for Failure to File or Defect in Security. For failure of the appellant to provide security as required by subsection (a) or to file evidence thereof as required by subsection (c), or for a substantial defect or irregularity in any security provided, the appeal may on motion of an appellee be dismissed by the appellate court where docketed, unless for good cause shown the court permits the security to be provided or the filing to be made out of time, or the defect or irregularity to be corrected. A motion to dismiss on these grounds shall be made and determined in accordance with Rule 37. When the motion to dismiss is made on the grounds of a defect or irregularity, the appellant may as a matter of right correct the defect or irregularity by filing a proper bond or making proper deposit with the clerk of the appellate court within ten days after service of the motion upon appellant or before the case is called for argument, whichever first occurs.
(e) No Security for Costs in Criminal Appeals. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 15A-1449, no security for costs is required upon appeal of criminal cases to the appellate division.
287 N.C. 671; 312 N.C. 803; 324 N.C. 613; 327 N.C. 671; 354 N.C. 609; 363 N.C. 901.