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.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is excited to announce a partnership with a company that will allow for more efficient and timely scheduling and payment of funeral escorts. The partnership with Permitium will enable us to have a completely automated scheduling funeral escort process. The new online Funeral Escort Request System will streamline the process of requesting and paying for funeral escort services.

To begin the process, each Funeral Home will be required to visit the Funeral Escort Request Site: Once you establish an account, you will be able to start scheduling your funerals immediately.

Funeral escort services will only be provided through the online site. Funeral Escorts will be paid for at the time the Funeral Escort Request is submitted. Payment will be online through credit card. If you are unable to schedule or pay online, please contact our office. Funeral Escort requests must be submitted prior to 4:45 pm the previous business day (weekends and county holidays are not business days).

For questions or comments about an escort, you may email You may also contact Sgt. Michael DeSantis at (980) 314-5919.

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

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