Courthouse Prohibited Items

It is a good idea to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled business.  Upon entering the courthouse, you will be asked to proceed through metal detectors.  This process helps ensure the safety of all courthouse visitors.  You may be asked to remove items from your pockets and place all bags on the conveyor belt for scanning.

By order of the City of Suffolk Sheriff, the following items cannot be bought into the courthouse:

Electronic Devices of any kind (Fitbit Watches,Resized - fitbit_watch Ipad, Ipod, Cell Phones, Smart WatchesResized - Apple-Watch-Nike-Series-3 or Similar devices)

  • Firearms, ammunition or explosives
  • Knives of any size (to include box cutters or any edged weapons)Pocket knive
  • Personal protective spray (mace) or any aerosol spray
  • Any item whose possession is prohibited by State Statue (controlled substances, illegal weapons)
  • Any item that could be considered threatening (this may include manicure kits,manicure kit items knitting needles, metal hair picks, scissors, or laser pointers)