The Court’s goal is to provide customer service and to create a user-friendly atmosphere. In return, the Court expects all visitors and parties to respect the Court and its staff. Below are several things you should know before you visit the Court:
It is important that visitors understand the appropriate dress code for the Court. This is a professional setting and you are encouraged to dress accordingly. Visitors should wear clean, fitted clothes. Shirts and shoes are required. Inappropriate attire such as muscle shirts, tank tops, halter tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, shirts that show midriff, shorts, cut-off jeans, pants that fall below the hip, micro-mini skirts, pants with holes or flip-flop shoes will not be allowed in the courtroom. Hats and caps must be taken off before entering the courtroom.
NOTE: The individual judge sets the dress code for his/her Court. Inappropriate dressed visitors will be asked to leave the courtroom immediately, which could result in the issuance of a failure to appear warrant.
Cell Phones
Cell phones are not allowed in the courtroom unless permission is given. Cell phones may be confiscated by the Court and the visitor could be held in contempt of court.
Food and Drinks
It is also important to know that smoking, food and drinks are not allowed in the courtroom or clerk's office.
Weapons are strictly prohibited in the building. All weapons will be confiscated and the violator will be appropriately charged.
Child Care
There are no child care facilities provided by the Court. Children who become noisy will be required to remain outside of the courtroom under adult supervision. This could result in the issuance of a failure to appear warrant if you are not present when your name is called.