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What Do I Need to Know for eCourts?
Counties Live with Odyssey
eCourts is Live in Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties
- Go to eCourts Services - eFiling, Portal, Guide & File, citations, payments, and more
- ** Scheduled Maintenance (Intermittent Availability): Enterprise Justice (Odyssey), Portal, eWarrants - Wednesday, 12/6, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. **
- eFiling is required for attorneys filing in eCourts counties
- Service Options in File & Serve and Proposed Order Submissions
- 12 Counties (Track 3) to Transition to eCourts on February 5, 2024
- FAQs for Attorneys - eFiling, Portal, Condemnation, Court Procedures, eDiscovery, and Reports and Information Sharing
What is eCourts?
eCourts is a package of new software applications and technology infrastructure improvements that will transition our court system from paper to digital. The major components include the following:
Although many of these components have already been successfully implemented statewide, most users will primarily engage with eFiling, Portal, and Odyssey, which will be phased in over a two-year period after go-live begins in 2023.
eFiling, also known as File & Serve, enables you to file documents electronically through a single, secure, centralized online location. It also allows you to:
Go to eFiling (File & Serve).
Portal allows the general public and registered users to access court information including:
Go to Portal.
Upgrading from 40+ Applications to an Integrated Case Management System
FROM in-house, NCAOC-built, multiple case management / index systems housed on mainframes.
TO vendor-provided and hosted integrated case management system hosted in the cloud with eFiling for all case types.
There are currently 5 counties live with Odyssey -- Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Mecklenburg, and Wake.
|Track||Counties||Target Go-Live Date|
|Track 1 - Pilot||Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake||February 13, 2023|
|Track 2||Mecklenburg||October 9, 2023|
|Track 3||Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties||February 5, 2024|
- N.C. Courts County Codes - Find county codes / numbers for court applications and Odyssey.
- Supreme Court Adopts Electronic-Filing Rules for the Implementation of eCourts
- General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts
- Note: It is important to be aware that users will no longer be able to use legacy systems (for example, ACIS, VCAP, CCIS-CC, CCIS-DA, CCIS-PD, JWISE, CASEWISE) for inquiry into eCourts counties once they go live on Odyssey. You will instead use Odyssey for inquiry (i.e., lookup) of cases in counties that have switched to Odyssey.
Find recent eCourts materials for counties below or view the county's page linked above:
Odyssey is scheduled to roll out in tracks over a two to three year period. Additional tracks are expected to come online thereafter until all 100 counties are live.
Projected Rollout Schedule
|Product||Rollout Location||Projected Go-Live Date|
Odyssey Integrated Case
(In each track, all components
|Track 1 - Pilot Counties
Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake
|February 13, 2023|
|October 9, 2023|
|Track 3 - 12 Counties||February 5, 2024|
Additional tracks are expected to come online
thereafter until all 100 counties are live.
|2023 - 2025|
|eCourts Initiative||Primary Audience||Target Go-Live Date|
|Guide & File||Self-represented litigants, public, and attorneys||Launched August 31, 2020|
|eCourtNet||Courtrooms, employees, public, attorneys||Launched Q4 2020 - 2021|
|Brazos (Tyler eCitation Solution)||Pilot Law Enforcement Agencies (5)||Launched December 7 – 9, 2020|
|Statewide – remaining eCitation law enforcement agencies||Launched January 18 – April 30, 2021
(Agencies were sequenced and scheduled for rollout)
|eWarrants / NCAWARE Replacement
(Tyler eWarrants / Odyssey for Magistrates)
|Statewide (Magistrates, Clerks, Law Enforcement)||Launched July 22, 2022|
|Odyssey (ICMS) Pilot||Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake Counties||Launched February 13, 2023|