The emergency directive of Former Chief Justice Cheri Beasley postponing non-essential, in-person court proceedings for 30 days, beginning December 14, 2020, is set to expire on January 13, 2021. Chief Justice Paul Newby has indicated his intention to leave operational decisions to local jurisdictions who can best determine the public health requirements. As a result, we intend to expand court operations in the 10th Judicial District (Wake County) at the start of the January 19, 2021 session1 as set out in the following pages. The information contained herein is contingent upon further orders of Chief Justice Newby and Governor Cooper.
Clerk and court offices in the Wake County Courthouse and Justice Center remain open for business. Please see the attached memo for full details regarding the modifications to court operations.
- Notification of Reported COVID-19 Individuals in Wake County Judicial Facilities
- none at this time
- Wake County Courts January 19-20 Closings Notice
- Administrative Order Regarding Jail Cases - January 14, 2021
- Operation of Civil Superior Court in January 2021 - December 7, 2020
- 10th Judicial District (Wake County) Court Operations - Effective December 14, 2020 (Updated December 15)
- 10th Judicial District Civil Court Operations November 30 - December 4, 2020
- Operation of Civil District Court – November 2020
- November 2020 Family Court Update
- 10th Judicial District Civil Court Operations November 23-27, 2020
- 10th Judicial District Resumes Jury Trials Memo - October 27, 2020
- 10th Judicial District - Jury Trial Resumption Plan
- Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 Measures and Adoption of A Jury Trial Resumption Plan
- Protocol for Domestic Violence Webex Calendar Calls and Remote Hearings
- 10th Judicial District Civil Superior Court Operations - September 11, 2020
- August 2020 Family Court Update
- 10th Judicial District Civil Superior Court Operations Effective August 1, 2020
- Operation of Civil Superior Court - June 29, 2020
- 10th Judicial District COVID-19 Public Safety Policies - June 19, 2020
- Expansion of Civil District Courts in Wake County
- Expansion of Criminal District Courts in Wake County
- Expansion of Superior Courts in Wake County
- Wake County Resumption of Limited Traffic Court
- Wake County Public Announcement from the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court In Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Wake County Courts Operations During Covid-19 Restrictions Effective March 13 – April 17, 2020
- Administrative Order - Temporary Suspension of Weekend and Noncontinuous Periods of Confinement
- 10th Judicial District Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Memo to Wake County Bar - March 13, 2020
Local judicial officials have made decisions regarding local court proceedings, including the clerk of superior court, magistrate and small claims, district courts (civil and criminal), superior courts (civil and criminal), and more. Court offices in the Wake County Courthouse and Justice Center will remain open for business. However, unless you are required to appear in-person to conduct your business, attorneys and the public are strongly encouraged to use email and telephone to communicate with staff of the Tenth Judicial District. Read the memo for details.
- Wake County Courts Preparedness Measures for Coronavirus - March 5, 2020
Find more statewide COVID-19 updates and resources.