Court Security

The Court Security staff is responsible for maintaining order and proper decorum throughout the Norfolk Consolidated Court building (Norfolk Circuit, General District, Juvenile Domestic and Relations courts). The Deputies assigned to Court Services are responsible for inmate transportation and courtroom security. Court Security Staff are also responsible for assisting the public.

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, all persons and parcels entering the Norfolk Consolidated Court building are subject to search. Cell phones are prohibited beyond the security screening desks at the Norfolk Consildated Court building. If you choose not to leave your phone in your vehicle, lockers for cell phones are available for a nominal fee of 25 cents (25¢). 

What not to bring

Possession of firearms within the courthouse is limited to the Court Deputies and Law Enforcement Officers only.

Law Enforcement Officers entering court for personal matters (i.e., custody, civil or criminal case) are prohibited from entering the courthouse with weapons.

The general public is prohibited from entering a courthouse with weapons or items considered to be weapons including, but not limited to:

  • Knives, Chemical Agents, Firearms & Tasers.

Other unauthorized items include:

  • Cameras of any kind
  • Smartwatches of any kind
  • Video Cameras of any kind
  • Recording Devices of any kind
  • Electronic Devices of any kind (computers, tablets, etc.)
  • Tobacco Products, Lighters, Vapes of any kind
  • Any Outside Food or Drinks of any kind
  • Any Pets, Except ADA Service Animals

Any large property that cannot fit in lockers provided, will not be permitted in the building.

The Court Security Staff is not authorized to store any materials for persons entering the court areas.

Questions? Contact the Court Security Main Desk at (757) 664-4726

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811 E. City Hall Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

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