Forms

Quickly find the exact judicial form you need to fill out for your legal purposes.

Services

Explore a variety of services we offer to the public, including making online payments.

Going to court?

Get started and prepare for what to expect when arriving at your courthouse.

Find common answers

Court Records

Learn how to obtain court records, conduct background checks, and expunge criminal records.

Criminal Law

Find out about criminal law, and the complete criminal court process.

Disability and Special Needs

ADA compliance, request a reasonable accommodation, address physical access needs, and foreign language interpretation services.

Divorce

Ways to end your marriage or domestic partnership, the requirements for each, and basic information about the court process.

Domestic Violence

How to get help, obtain a protective order, and relevant N.C. law.

Family and Children

Navigate the process for family-related cases, including custody issues, parental rights, child support, adoption, juvenile delinquency, and more.

Find an Attorney

Locate and hire an attorney. In criminal cases only, determine eligibility and the process for obtaining a public defender.

Guardianship

Get information on how to become a guardian and what qualifications one must meet to obtain guardianship.

Housing

Foreclosures; ways to resolve landlord / tenant issues including eviction, living conditions, and more.

Jury Service

Find out what to expect and what you need to do when you serve as a juror, and learn about how to avoid jury duty scams.

Wills and Estates

What to do after a loss of a friend or family member, claiming inheritance, and N.C. process for probating a will.

Supreme Court Anniversary

Celebrate the Supreme Court's Bicentennial

Help recognize 200 years of justice from the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Avoid jury duty scams

Learn about recent scams, how to protect yourself and avoid falling victim to jury service scams.

Request a speaker

Learn more about North Carolina’s unified court system, cases, officials, routes of appeal, and more. Request a speaker for your civic education event.

HTC Symposium 2019

Register for the HTC Symposium in Charlotte for service providers and professionals engaging in North Carolina’s local, regional, and statewide response to human trafficking.

Latest news

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