The Judicial Branch provides spoken foreign language court interpreters at state expense for all Limited English Proficient (LEP) parties in interest in most court proceedings, child custody mediation, child planning conferences, and out-of-court communications on behalf of public defenders, assigned/appointed counsel, district attorneys and the GAL Program. Do You Need a Court Interpreter?
Note: Public Defenders, Assigned Counsel, District Attorney or GAL: For out-of-court communication with the LEP individual on a date other than the court date, submit this form only for Languages Other Than Spanish (LOTS) services. For out-of-court Spanish language needs, contact a Spanish court interpreter directly from the Registry.
A request for an interpreter must be submitted to the language access coordinator (LAC) in the county in which the case will be heard. When you select the county in the box below, this form automatically will be sent to the LAC for that county. Requests for interpreters should be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled court proceeding.
- DO NOT fill out using Internet Explorer. Use another browser.
- Enter the requested information in the fields below.
- You will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge your successful submission of the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact the LAC for the county.
- You may contact the LAC at [CountyName].Interpreter@nccourts.org. For example, to contact the Wake County LAC, send an email to Wake.Interpreter@nccourts.org. For New Hanover county, send an email to NewHanover.Interpreter@nccourts.org.
If you need to request ADA accommodations, such as an American Sign Language interpreter, please use the request form under Disability Access.