North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 1. Civil Procedure § 1-49. Seven years

Within seven years an action--

(1) Repealed by Laws 1961, c. 115, § 1.

(2) By a creditor of a deceased person against his personal or real representative, within seven years next after the qualification of the executor or administrator and his making the advertisement required by law for creditors of the deceased to present their claims, where no personal service of such notice in writing is made upon the creditor.  A creditor thus barred of a recovery against the representative of any principal debtor is also barred of a recovery against any surety to the debt.

<Text of (3) eff. Oct. 1, 2018.>

(3) Against the owner of an interest in real property by a unit of local government for a violation of a land-use statute, ordinance, or permit or any other official action concerning land use carrying the effect of law.  This subdivision does not limit the remedy of injunction for conditions that are actually injurious or dangerous to the public health or safety but does prescribe an outside limitation of seven years from the earlier of the occurrence of any of the following:

a. The violation is apparent from a public right-of-way.

b. The violation is in plain view from a place to which the public is invited.


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