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§ 1‑234.  Where and howdocketed; lien.

Upon the entry of a judgmentunder G.S. 1A‑1, Rule 58, affecting the title of real property, ordirecting in whole or in part the payment of money, the clerk of superior courtshall index and record the judgment on the judgment docket of the court of thecounty where the judgment was entered. The judgment may be docketed on thejudgment docket of the court of any other county upon the filing with the clerkthereof of a transcript of the original docket. The judgment lien is effectiveas against third parties from and after the indexing of the judgment asprovided in G.S. 1‑233. The judgment is a lien on the real property inthe county where the same is docketed of every person against whom any suchjudgment is rendered, and which he has at the time of the docketing thereof inthe county in which such real property is situated, or which he acquires at anytime thereafter, for 10 years from the date of the entry of the judgment underG.S. 1A‑1, Rule 58, in the county where the judgment was originallyentered. But the time during which the party recovering or owning such judgmentshall be, or shall have been, restrained from proceeding thereon by an order ofinjunction, or other order, or by the operation of any appeal, or by astatutory prohibition, does not constitute any part of the 10 years aforesaid,as against the defendant in such judgment, or the party obtaining such ordersor making such appeal, or any other person who is not a purchaser, creditor ormortgagee in good faith.

A judgment docketed pursuantto G.S. 15A‑1340.38 shall constitute a lien against the property of adefendant as provided for under this section. (C.C.P., s. 254; Code, s. 435; Rev., s. 574; C.S., s.614; 1971, c. 268, s. 7; 1998‑212, s. 19.4(i); 2003‑59, s. 3.)