In response to the substantial need to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County, and due to limited access for the public in the courthouse, the Sheriff’s Department will not accept any process, unless it was issued post March 19, 2020, where the court has determined to be emergent. All restraining orders are by nature considered emergent and will continue to be accepted. Process already in our possession will be handled and served with the exception of evictions. All eviction process, including process already in our possession, will be “on hold” until further notice unless it is determined to be emergent.

Questions and comments will continue to be accepted and responded to as usual using the ‘Contact Us’ section.
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The Sheriff's Court Services Division is in charge of security at all County courthouses.

Courthouse Security

All persons and their property are searched prior to entry or re-entry into the courthouse

  • Security officers, under the supervision of a Sheriff peace officer supervisor, staff the metal detectors at courthouse entrances and provide general security for the court complex
  • Weapons of any sort are confiscated and the owner arrested for possession of a weapon in a courthouse (171 Penal Code)
  • Any item that may be potentially used as a weapon is restricted from entry
  • Restricted items such as scissors, fingernail files and the like will be held for safe keeping by Security Officers and returned upon leaving the building
  • Property receipts are issued for all items held for safe keeping
  • Security officers serve as the depository for "Lost and Found" items found in the courthouse

Courtroom Security
  • Deputy sheriffs serve as bailiffs and maintain order in the courtrooms.
  • Any person who disrupts the courtroom is subject to ejection from the court and/or arrest
  • Persons inappropriately attired are subject to exclusion or ejection from the courtroom
  • All photographing, recording and televising of courtroom proceedings must be approved by written court order

Inmate Security
  • Deputy sheriffs staff the courthouse lockups.
  • There is no provision for inmate visitation at the courthouse.

Click for the Inmate Information Center.

Click Courthouse Locator for driving directions and other helpful information for each courthouse.