eCourts Pilot Kicks Off in Wake, Johnston, Lee, and Harnett Counties!

Connor, a white man with brown hair, smiles and is wearing a red tie, pale blue shirt and black blazer.By Rick Conner

After much anticipation and several postponements, eCourts is now live in the four pilot counties: Wake, Johnston, Lee, and Harnett.

All new filings in these counties, including subsequent filings in open cases, must be done via eFiling aka File & Serve. Attorneys can file pleadings, submit documents to the court, pay fees, search court records, and obtain file-stamped copies of filed documents using eFiling and Portal. Please see this announcement from the NCAOC.

Mecklenburg County will be next with an anticipated eCourts launch in May 2023, with other groups of counties to follow every 60-90 days thereafter.

For more information on eCourts, please see this informative site maintained by the NCAOC, which includes training information, FAQs, and the rollout plan.

Please be patient with your courthouse personnel as everyone adjusts to this new system. Good luck and enjoy!