eCourts services are currently only available for: Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake
For all other counties, find online legacy services available. Learn more about eCourts.
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Pay your citation (ticket), or if you've already been to court and owe money pay your court collections.
Citations: Request a Speeding Reduction or a Dismissal in Compliance
If eligible, submit a request for reduction or dismissal for your citation.
Search Court Records
Search for citations, court dates, court hearings, or court records. Search by name, case number, attorney, and more.
Handling Your Case/Citation/Ticket Online
- View the Traffic Violations Help Topic and Criminal Cases Help Topic for more information about handling your case/citation/ticket online, including the process and options for payment, reduction, dismissal, etc.
- Are you are trying to handle your ticket from another country outside of the U.S.? See the paying tickets section of the Traffic Violations Help Topic.
eCourts Court Date Notifications
- Contact the clerk's office in an eCourts county only to subscribe to court date notifications for cases.
- For all other non-eCourts counties, please see this form or contact your courthouse for information.
eFiling (File & Serve) offers secure online access for attorneys and self-represented litigants to
- Submit court documents online to the clerk's office in eCourts counties.
- Attorneys in eCourts counties are required to use eFiling (File & Serve) as of the go-live date. Attorneys in other counties wishing to file cases in eCourts counties are also required to do so via File & Serve.
- Non-eCourts counties: continue to file at the clerk's office.
- eFiling for Appellate Courts and Business Courts are not in File & Serve (view more below).
- Pay filing fees that are automatically calculated for you when you submit filings.
- Get a file-stamped copy upon the clerk’s acceptance.
- Receive filing status updates via email.
eFiling (File & Serve)
eFile court documents in eCourts counties. For attorneys and the public. Sign in or register, view your cases, and more.
Additional eFiling Options
File court documents (registration required) for Supreme Court or Court of Appeals. Search and view case information and documents (public).
File court documents, pay filing fees, send court notices, and more (registration required). Business Court Filer's Quick Reference.
File court documents (*in select non-eCourts counties) for civil superior, foreclosure, or domestic violence cases. eCourts counties must use File & Serve above.
Guide & File
Guide & File is a free online service to help users prepare court documents to file for certain case types.
- Answer online questions to prepare the case filing.
- Automatically create legal documents for free.
- File documents with the clerk of court (eFiling available for select case types in eCourts counties only. Filing fees apply by case type.).
After completing the guided interview, you will see next steps instructions on what to do with your forms and how the court process works. Be sure to log out and close your browser when finished using Guide & File.
Disclaimer: Judicial Branch employees are not permitted to provide legal advice or help fill out these forms for the public. For legal advice or questions about legal rights and remedies, the public may consult an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Portal allows the general public and registered users to access court information including:
- Perform smart searches by party name, record number, citation number, attorney bar number, attorney name, business name, case cross-reference number, or nickname
- Search for court dates and hearings by case number, party name, business name, attorney name, attorney bar number, judicial officer, or courtroom
- View case information, records, and documents
- Make instant online credit card transactions to pay fines and fees
Additional Services and Requests
Court Date Notifications
Contact the clerk's office in an eCourts county to subscribe to court date notifications and reminders for criminal cases.
File a Judicial Complaint
File a complaint with the Judicial Standards Commission of judicial misconduct against judges, justices, commissioners and deputy commissioners. The Commission has no jurisdiction to hear complaints about magistrates, clerks of court or other court staff, administrative law judges, attorneys or federal judges.
Find a Bail Bondsman
Current list of Bondsman/Sureties authorized to write a bond in a specified county.
Find a Mediator
When two parties can’t come to an agreement on a particular conflict, a mediator can help provide assistance.
Estimate the payoff amount of a judgment.
Remote Public Access Program
NCAOC offers access to criminal and civil court data.
Report a Language Access Concern
Submit a complaint or concern about policies or practices related to language access services.
Request a Criminal Background Check
Learn how to obtain a criminal background check for yourself or others.
Request a Public Record
Submit a request depending on the type of record. Options may include online, by mail, or in person.
Request for Disability Accommodation
If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation, please submit this form for the county where the hearing or other court activity is scheduled.
Request for Spoken Language Interpreter
Spoken foreign language court interpreters are provided at state expense for all Limited English Proficient (LEP) parties in interest in most court proceedings.
Search for the date, time, and location of a court appearance, citation number, and more.
Search statewide judicial forms and filter by keyword, General Statute, form number, form title, etc. Also, find local forms by county.
Find answers to common questions about legal issues.