Mecklenburg County Courthouse
About visiting the probate court
About visiting the Mecklenburg County Courthouse
Mecklenburg County Courthouse is listed as a registered probate court within Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
In most instances within North Carolina, there is at least one Superior Court courthouse location within each county. Sometimes a county may have multiple courthouses and may also have multiple probate court locations. Such is often the case in larger metropolis counties where population is dense or also in spread-out, rural counties, which may use a courthouse annex or satellite office system to accommodate nearby citizens with easier access in proximity or distance.
About visiting the probate court
Who to speak with when visiting the Mecklenburg County probate court
Plan ahead to be early in case available parking is limited and be prepared for formal security measures upon entering the building, as courthouses are official state and federal property. This generally includes passing through metal detectors and allowing search of any belongings.
Many courthouses do not allow cell phones, so keep that in mind as your phone may need to be turned off upon entering the courthouse, or even left outside.
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About visiting the probate court
Call ahead before visiting the Mecklenburg County Courthouse
When able, it’s always helpful to request an appointment with a probate clerk or probate judge prior to visiting any probate court location.
The phone number for the Mecklenburg County Courthouse is: (704) 686-0400
The hours of operation listed for the Mecklenburg County Courthouse are:
Monday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Reviews of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse
I just completed my first day of jury duty today. If I have to offer one suggestion, it would be to have some signs as people enter the lobby to let jurors know which floor to go to. The building is beautiful and it’s easy enough to see how to get through security first thing. But once you’re in there really isn’t any direction on where to go as a juror unless you just stop someone and ask. OK, maybe two suggestions: have some decent coffee available! Aside from that, there were probably at least another 200 people that had also been summoned for today. You get the feeling that this is a pretty regular amount of people, and they have the division of all parties into their assorted court rooms down to a science. I think the main reason I wanted to leave such a positive review isn’t just because the facilities are very nice, and for a day of public service the creature comfort’s are not bad (they even played a Kevin Hart movie while we waited!) but because the staff working in all areas of the process are very sympathetic and friendly. The front desk check in staff walk everyone through the parking validation process and where to sit when checked in with a friendly and even demeanor. Orientation is thorough and backed up with a video that helps participants understand a bit more about the process. My section wasn’t called until the end of the day, but the deputy and the judge we’re both very sympathetic to the fact that everyone had given up a valuable workday to come and perform their civic duty. The prosecutor and defense attorney on the trial were also very cordial and I was extremely impressed with how everyone still managed to keep an upbeat attitude even at the end of the day. I’m not sure if we all were just lucky, but each person in the process that was assisting us - from security checking bags upon entry to the judge presiding over the case- had a really good sense of humor. I actually had fun at jury duty, would highly recommend it! ;)
On 6/29/20 @ aprox 9:50 am, I went to the self service desk to ask a question. I was RUDELY told by an African American woman with coils in her hair..age range of (50's - 60's).. There were no forms avaiable for my issue and they do not handle that. There was a desk full of forms, in which was a packet for another issue that I would eventually need. I asked if I could have one of those and was RUDELY told NO again. She would not give me the forms because I wasn't within the guidelines ? Her demeanor, attitude and the way she spoke was the worst I've seen in a very long time. What troubled me the most is what are my tax dollars going towards. I could not receive what should have been a FREE packet ? On top of horrible customer service. They must do better !
The only nice person at the whole courthouse is Robert (I don't know his last name) who works in the filing office on the 3rd floor! Thank you,Robert, if you're reading this for always having a positive personality and always willing to help!! I'm giving you 5 stars, not the rest of the court house.
The lowly officials who run the security checkpoint at the entrance could stand a lesson or two in manners. It is no wonder why these individuals have been assigned this brainless task. Also your website could probably post the correct hours of operation rather than these metal detector monitors belittling every person who comes through the door. Scumbags.
So annoying. I received a speeding ticket in NC along with all 4 other cars around me (we were merging onto independence) and when I went in person they reduced it to improper equipment. At the time time I was working on moving and the ticket got misplaced. Because of COVID, I couldn’t call and get through to anyone. I even showed up and the woman at the door told me just to forget about it for a little bit. Well I moved and I’m getting letters that my NC license is being indefinitely taken away. STILL, can’t get through to anyone. I’ve tried calling 4 times