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Building Security

If you have any questions or concerns about building security which are not answered below or if you have an emergency within the Courthouse Complex, please contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Department at (404) 612-5152.

When you enter the Fulton County Courthouse Complex, you must pass through security. In order to facilitate the process, please:

  • take off all coats, jackets and hats
  • remove steel toed boots (other shoes are okay)
  • remove cell phones from pockets, purses and bags and place in the bottom of the bin
  • remove laptops from bags - after passing through security, you will have to turn them to show that they work
  • Walk through the metal detector with your hands at your sides. If the metal detector beeps, you will be checked with a hand-held wand before you may retrieve your belongings.

You are not allowed to bring the following items into the Courthouse Complex. If you have any of these items, they will be confiscated. Some items will not be returned to you. Others will be held until you leave the building. Possession of some items could result in immediate arrest.

Prohibited Items Subject to Confiscation

  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and multi-tools)
  • Glass items of any kind (including glass food containers, glass bottles, candles)
  • Cameras
  • Metal forks
  • Knives
  • Illegal items
  • Tape recorders
  • Video equipment
  • Tools
  • Nails
  • Screwdrivers
  • Knitting needles
  • Clubs
  • Slap jacks
  • Firearms
  • Radios
  • Corkscrews
  • Scrissors
  • Explosives
  • Mace or Pepper spray (including key chains)
  • Hari picks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Ammunition
  • Hazardous materials
  • Razor blades
  • Powders
  • Heavy Chain items
  • Flammable materials
  • Electric stun device (Taser)
  • Letter openers
  • Tweezers