Funeral Escort Service

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office provides funeral escort services at a charge of $200 per funeral. The funeral escorts are provided by off-duty deputies when possible. A 48-hour notice is requested so that staff can prepare. Two deputies and vehicles are always provided.

For questions or comments about an escort, you may email funeralescort@mecklenburgcountync.gov. You may also contact Sgt. M. DeSantis at (980) 314-5919 (office).

To request an escort, funeral directors can submit the Funeral Escort Form online, download the form here or contact Georgene McClain at (980) 314-5905 (office) or (704) 336-4727 (fax).

After business hours, please contact Dispatch at (980) 314-5030.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED:

Date and time of escort

Name of deceased

Funeral home name, address, phone and fax number

Funeral procession departing address

Cemetery address

Recommended route

Estimated number of vehicles


700 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Information Line: 704-336-8100

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