General District Court Safety and Security

When you enter the courthouse

  • Arrive at the courthouse well before your appearance time. 
  • You should allow time to walk from the parking lots to the court building.
  • Pass through the metal detectors before going into the appropriate courtroom. 
  • Once in the courtroom, stay in the courtroom until your case is called. 
  • The clerks cannot check in the courtroom to see if your case has been called. 

Depending on the size of the dockets, court can sometimes last all day.

Not allowed in courthouse

The Court prohibits: 

  • ALL electronic devices including but not limited to: 
    • Cell phones that include a camera
    • Tablets
    • Laptop computers
    • Radios
    • Video games
    • MP3 devices
    • DVD and CD players
    • Tape recorders
  • ANYTHING that could be used as a weapon including but not limited to:
    • Guns
    • Knives
    • Scissors
    • Nail trimmers
    • Knitting needles
  • Food and drink are allowed ONLY IN RESTRICTED AREAS. 
  • No smoking is allowed.