There are two courthouses in Raleigh, and many people often do not know which courthouse they need to be in.
Wake County Justice Center: Located at 300 S. Salisbury Street in Raleigh, this courthouse handles criminal matters, traffic, marriage licenses, and houses the Register of Deeds. If you are supposed to appear in a room with only numbers, such as 201, you likely need to be in the Justice Center. This is the newer courthouse in Raleigh, and can easily be identified by its towering height and blue glass windows.
Wake County Courthouse: Located at 316 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, this courthouse handles civil matters, such as divorces, custody, and civil lawsuits. The rooms in the courthouse consist of a number and a letter, such as 2B. Some of the offices have a full number, like 1112. This is the older courthouse in Raleigh, and looks more traditional.
In Durham, there is now only one courthouse that handles both civil and criminal matters. The Durham County Courthouse is located at 510 S. Dillard St. in Durham. It sits near the Durham Bulls Stadium. There is a large parking garage situated next to it. The garage does charge per increment of time.
If you are not sure which courthouse you need to be in, contact your attorney or the Clerk of Court for more specific instructions. If you have a pending court date and need an attorney, contact Guirguis Law at (919) 832-0500 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers.