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 are permitted by the public and will be allowed in the courthouse.  Use of cell phones or other portable electronic devices is governed by LAO 2020-10J, Access, Inspection, Reproduction and Creation of Court Records

  • In a courtroom or hearing room, no one may use a portable electronic device to take photographs or for audio/video recording, broadcasting, or live streaming unless that use is specifically allowed by the Judicial Officer Presiding.  
  • In areas of the courthouse other than courtrooms, no one may photograph, record, broadcast, or live stream an individual without that individual's prior express consent.  
  • No one may photograph, record, broadcast, or livestream any juror or anyone called to the court for jury service.


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.