Last week there was water, water everywhere in the Guilford County Courthouse in High Point and that damage shut down nearly all operations there except for the Guilford County Family Justice Center. 

On Friday, Jan 28, the county announced a partial reopening for the Courthouse and provided an update on what citizens can and can’t do there for the time being.

The courthouse in High Point closed on Monday, Jan. 24 after a one-inch pressurized water line on the fourth floor ruptured.

Beginning Monday, January 31, the Courthouse in High Point will operate on the following schedule:

  • The Guilford County Family Justice Center will continue as usual.
  • Civil/Domestic cases will be in High Point Courtroom 3A.
  • Domestic Violence Ex-parte cases will be in Courtroom 3A.
  • Domestic Violence return cases will also be in Courtroom 3A.
  • First Appearances court will take place in Courtroom 3D at 2 p.m.
  • Small Claims cases will be heard on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb.4.
  • The High Point Clerk of Court’s Office will reopen on Monday, Jan. 31.
  • The High Point District Attorney’s Office will reopen Monday, Jan. 31.
  • The High Point Magistrates Office has been temporarily relocated. The staff will be working out of the High Point Police Department at 1730 Westchester Drive. This office will reopen at the courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
  • Juvenile DHHS/Delinquency cases will be held in Greensboro Courtroom 3G.
  • Criminal/Traffic cases and Waiver Court cases are being continued to a later date.
  • Child Support cases, likewise, are continued to a later date.
  • High Point Criminal Superior Court cases are being continued to a later date.

Those with pending court cases scheduled for next week who need to contact the High Point Public Defender’s Office are being asked to call the Greensboro office instead at 336-412-7777