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Special Proceedings
Wake County Courthhouse - 12th floor
Phone: (919) 792-4600

The Special Proceedings Division is located behind the elevators on the 12th floor of the Wake County Courthouse. Their primary functions are as follows:

  • Adoptions
  • Foreclosures
  • Name Changes
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Incompetency Hearings
  • Judicial Waivers
  • Motor Vehicle Liens
  • Exemption Hearings
  • Claim & Delivery Hearings

In this Division
Special Proceedings
Guardianship Proceedings
Legal Name Changes 

: Judicial Foreclosures and Tax Foreclosures are handled in the Civil Division.



Juvenile Department, a subdivision of the Special Proceedings Division, is responsible for:

  • Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Court
  • Delinquency Court
  • Emancipation Proceedings

Note: Pursuant to State law, information pertaining to adoptions, juvenile records, and judicial waivers are not subject to the public records law and are confidential.


Wake County Clerk of Court
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 351 Raleigh, NC 27602-0351
Automated Directory Phone: (919) 792-4000
Physical Addresses:
Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27602
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27602
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