Our mission is to provide safety and security for the public, victims, witnesses, jurors, inmates, and employees, and deter any act of violence directed towards the courts and any one participating in the proceedings. All individuals entering the courthouse will be screened at the entrance by magnetometers (walk-thru metal detector) and all items will be scanned by X-Ray machine to ensure no weapons enter the building. We ask that all items not needed for your visit be left in the vehicle or at home to speed the entry process along.
East and west entrances
The east entrance is the historical entrance to the Cleveland County Courthouse while the west entrance is the direct entrance to the Cleveland County office complex.
Both entrances provide access to all offices and courtrooms, but the west entrance is ADA compliant and fully accessible.
If you need special assistance due to a disability, please let judicial deputies know at the entrance.
Not allowed entry are outside: Food and drinks, toy weapons, screw drivers, hand cuff keys, multi tools or ammunition. No weapons will be allowed into the Cleveland County Courthouse. Weapons include but are not limited to:
- Knives (regardless of blade length)
- Brass Knuckles
- Stun Guns
- Pepper Spray
- Scissors (regardless of length)
While in a courtroom make sure your electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets and computers are turned off not just into silent mode. We do not allow communication between inmates and visitors, any attempt at communicating with an inmate will result in your removal from the courthouse.