The Deputies at the entrance are responsible for the safety of the courthouse. There is a single point of entry that is monitored by the Deputies. The Deputies have the authority to screen anyone that enters the courthouse and if someone refuses to be screened they will be denied entry. It is prohibited to bring inside the courthouse firearms, knives, explosives, prohibited material, anything perceived as a weapon, cameras, recording devices, cell phones, laptops, tablets, or any other electronic device that can be used in a similar manner.
The normal operating hours of the courthouse are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except holidays. However, most offices do not open until after 8:00 am, it is best to check with that specific office to find out their hours. In addition, the deputies are responsible for the security of the building during events that happen outside of normal business hours. At request and when manpower allows it, the deputies will also provide security to other county owned properties.
Courthouse Visitors FAQ
I have a pacemaker. What will happen to me?
The metal detector will have no effect. However, if you have a medical card or a medical condition, please inform the deputies before walking through the machine.
I am pregnant. Can I go through the detector?
The metal detector will not affect you or the baby.
I have a firearm. What should I do?
Upon arrival at the Courthouse, inform the deputies that you have a firearm in your possession. Do not pull the firearm out until you are instructed to do so. You will be provided with a safe secure lockbox for your firearm.
Will the X-ray machine erase my electronic devices, cassette tapes or disks?
Are cameras permitted in the courthouse facility?
No. Cameras are not permitted in the courthouse or family court. Cameras will be able to be used under certain circumstances deemed appropriate by Tioga Sheriff’s Office and President Judge.
I don't have any metal - just loose change.
Coin change is metal and will set off the alarm.
Phone: (570) 723-8239