Former New Hanover County commissioner Brian Berger has filed a petition with the court, asking to be reinstated.
Berger was ousted by the board of commissioners last month in what is called an amotion hearing.
His lawyers say Berger's removal violated the state constitution.
Officials say they voted Berger out after a series of incidents made them feel unsafe.
Berger's appeal asks that the court hold a hearing to see if the amotion hearing was fair, and to determine if Berger is fit to serve in office.