eCourts Services

Find online services for eCourts counties: citations, court records, eFiling, Guide & File, Portal, payments, request interpreter, and more.
eCourts Services are currently only available for: Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake

For all other counties, find online services available. Learn more about eCourts.
Mecklenburg County eCourts launches October 9.

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** Scheduled Maintenance -- Odyssey, Portal, eWarrants - Saturday, 9/23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. **

eCourts launching soon in Mecklenburg County

Make Payments

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.
    • Online Requests for Dismissal or Speeding Reduction of Traffic Citations Launches in Guide & File for eCourts Pilot Counties - View the public user guide.
  • 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

eFiling Support
See the Support and Training section for guides, FAQs, and how-to videos

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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

Appellate Courts eFiling

File court documents (registration required) for Supreme Court or Court of Appeals. Search and view case information and documents (public).

Business Court eFiling

File court documents, pay filing fees, send court notices, and more (registration required). Business Court Filer's Quick Reference.

*Legacy Civil eFiling

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

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Guide & File is a free online service to help users prepare court documents to file for certain case types.

  1. Answer online questions to prepare the case filing.
  2. Automatically create legal documents for free.
  3. File documents with the clerk of court (eFiling available for select case types in eCourts counties only. Filing fees apply by case type.).

Guide & File Support
See the Support and Training section for guides and FAQs

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 in eCourts counties (Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake) 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

Get Started

Portal Overview Guide 
See the Support and Training section for guides, FAQs, and how-to videos
For all other non-eCourts counties, find online legacy services available.

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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.

Request a Public Record

Find options to make a Judicial Branch record 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.

Court Dates

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.

Help Topics

Find answers to common questions about legal issues.