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April 1 Changes to Electronic Filing for Involuntary Commitment

North Carolina is currently implementing an electronic filing system called eCourts which will change how involuntary commitment petitions are filed. Starting April 1, 2024, involuntary commitment petitions  in counties that have implemented eCourts are mandated to be eFiled. Faxing will no longer be allowed. The following counties have implemented the new process: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Harnett, Hyde, Johnston, Lee, Martin, Mecklenburg, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Wake, and Washington. The next phase of counties will launch on April 29 (Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Vance, and Warren). You must create a Firm Account to eFile an involuntary commitment petition. NCPA has created a step by step process to help you set up an account and eFile.



For general information about the involuntary commitment process or to report any concerns about these changes, please contact: [email protected]

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