All visitors are subject to metal detection of their person and x-ray of their belongings.

Prohibited Items

The following items may not be brought into the buildings:

  • Any type of spray
  • Box cutters
  • Guns
  • Knitting needles
  • Knives
  • Nail files
  • Razors
  • Scissors

All packages may be inspected. Dangerous or illegal objects may be seized. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

View our Courtroom Etiquette page for courtroom specific information.

Cell Phones, Laptops & Pagers

Cell phones and laptops with operable cameras and/or recording devices are not permitted by the public and will not be allowed in the courthouse. Cell phones and laptops without cameras and recording devices are permitted in the courthouse. Permitted cell phones, laptops and pagers must all be placed in the silent mode, unless otherwise instructed at entry to the building. You may not use cell phones, laptops and pagers in the courtrooms or hearing rooms. Use of cell phones, laptops and pagers in other areas of the courthouse is permitted.


Outside lockers may be used (at the user's risk) to store small items or items may be returned to a vehicle for safe keeping. The County will not be responsible for items left in lockers.

Court Security Mission

The Sheriff's Office Mission is to partner with the Judicial System to establish a safe, secure, professional, innovative, and service orientated environment that enables the Judicial System to serve the community effectively.