Courthouse Security & Parking

The entrance to the Robert P. Griffin Hall of Justice is monitored by security personnel and equipment, it is recommended that you arrive early for court proceedings to allow time for security measures.

Prohibited Courthouse Items

The following items may not be brought into the building: 
  • Any type of spray
  • Box cutters
  • Guns
  • Knives
  • Razors
  • Scissors
All packages may be inspected. Dangerous or illegal objects shall be seized.

Prohibited Courtroom Items
The following items are prohibited in the courtrooms:
  • Beverages
  • Chewing gum
  • Children making noise
  • Electronic equipment (unless approved by the Court)
  • Food
  • Inappropriate attire
  • Newspapers
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons of any sort
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and security may remove offenders from the building and judges may hold violators in contempt of court.

Cell Phone & Pager Usage
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off at entry to the courthouse.

Persons with Pacemakers & Medical Devices

For your safety, it is recommended that you not go through the metal detector or be hand wanded unless you have a doctor's approval.

Parking is limited, so arrive early. The following parking lots are available:
  • There are parking lots on both the west and east sides of the building and there is also parking along Washington Street.
  • The parking lot to the west of the Robert P. Griffin Hall of Justice may occasionally be closed for church functions, as this lot is primarily owned by the church.
  • The parking lot at the Governmental Center, on Boardman Avenue, is also available.
  • There is a parking deck located at 303 East State Street and one at 125 East 8th Street - both are within a couple of blocks.
Note: The Park Place Hotel lots are not to be used for court parking