, Press Release

26th Judicial District Updated Response to COVID-19

Additional modifications to Mecklenburg County superior court and district court proceedings will go into effect on Monday, March 30, 2020.

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In the continued interest of the health and safety of the community and court personnel, we remain committed to balancing access to justice with the rapidly developing public health crisis that COVID-19 presents.

In addition to the March 13th directive, on March 19, 2020 Chief Justice Cheri Beasley entered an order extending filing deadlines, stating that documents due to be filed from March 16, 2020 to April 17, 2020 will be deemed timely filed if received before the close of business on April 17, 2020, and that any actions required to be done during that time can be postponed until April 17, 2020.

On March 26, 2020, Mecklenburg County implemented a “Stay at Home” Order, effective for twenty-one (21) days, directing all non-essential employees to remain home with specific exceptions. This order was entered to reduce interpersonal contacts that can facilitate the spread of COVID-19. Further modifications to the operations of the Twenty- Sixth Judicial District are necessary to both implement the “Stay at Home” Order and to protect the health and welfare of court personnel and the public. The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office will implement new protocols to ensure social distancing of six feet as much as possible in each courtroom. These additional modifications to superior court and district court proceedings will go into effect on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Court offices in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse will remain open for business. However, unless you are required to appear in-person to conduct your business, attorneys and the public will not be allowed into the building and should use email and telephone to communicate with staff of the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District. Contact information may be found on the Judicial Directory.

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  • Clerk of superior court
  • Magistrate and small claims
  • District court
  • Superior court
  • Jury duty