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Court Security FAQ’s

Where is the Durham County Courthouse located?

What types of items are not allowed in the Courthouse?
Do I have to go through security to enter the Courthouse?
Where do I pay for fingerprints, pistol permits, and a copy of a report?
What floor is traffic court?
What floor is criminal court?
What floor is the Public Defender’s Office?
What floor is the Clerk’s Office?
Where do I get fingerprinted?
Where do I get copies of reports?
What floor can I get my criminal history?
What floor is Grand Jury?
What floor do I report for Jury Duty?
Where is Family Court?
Where is Juvenile Court?
Where is Juvenile Justice/Probation?
Where do I pay a traffic ticket?
Where do I go for divorce papers?
Where is the Civil Magistrate located?
If I missed my court date how do I find out when my new one is?
Where can I swear out a warrant?
Where can I get a restraining order?


Where is the Durham County Courthouse located?

510 South Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701

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What types of items are not allowed in the Courthouse?
Weapons such as firearms, knives (of any size), sharp objects such as scissors, pepper spray, and more. Please leave items like these at home or in your vehicle—you will not be allowed to leave them at the door.

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Do I have to go through security to enter the Courthouse?

Yes. All visitors to the courthouse must pass through security when entering the building. Visitors must remove all metal objects and belts prior to going through the metal detector.

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Where do I pay for fingerprints, pistol permits, and a copy of a report?
The Sheriff’s Office Cashier, located in the Civil division on the 1st floor.

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What floor is traffic court? 
3rd floor

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What floor is criminal court?
District is on the 4th floor, Domestic in on the 5th floor and Superior is on the 7th floor.

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What floor is the Public Defender’s Office?

4th floor

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What floor is the Clerk’s Office? 

1st and 2nd floors

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Where do I get fingerprinted?

1st floor

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Where do I get copies of reports?

1st floor

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What floor can I get my criminal history? 
1st floor

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What floor is Grand Jury?

8th floor

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What floor do I report for Jury Duty? 

3rd floor

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Where is Family Court? 

6th floor

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Where is Juvenile Court? 
5th floor

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Where is Juvenile Justice/Probation? 

5th floor

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Where do I pay a traffic ticket? 

1st floor

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Where do I go for divorce papers? 

1st floor

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Where is the Civil Magistrate located?
3rd floor

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If I missed my court date how do I find out when my new one is?
Clerk’s office 1st floor

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Where can I swear out a warrant?

At the Detention Center

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Where can I get a restraining order?
Clerk’s office 1st floor

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