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Information for Visitors and Witnesses

The federal court is a public forum, and members of the public are welcome to visit any federal courthouse during business hours. Except for sealed proceedings or unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge, all courtroom proceedings are open to the public.

If you plan to visit a federal courthouse, please note the following:

  • You must present government-issued photo identification and pass through security screening upon arrival at the courthouse.

  • Cameras are prohibited in federal courthouses except during naturalization ceremonies. Unless you are attending a naturalization ceremony, you should not bring a camera to federal court.

  • No weapons of any type, drugs, or other illegal items are allowed.  Mace and pepper spray are not allowed in federal courthouses.

  • Although there is no prescribed dress code, visitors and witnesses are expected to dress appropriately.

  • Masks may be required for hearings before certain judges.

  • Food and drink are prohibited in courtrooms.

  • No tobacco products, including lighters

  • E-cigarettes aren't allowed

Click HERE for information on visiting a courthouse to access case information.

Click HERE to request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).