Inclement Weather Court Closings
As the Circuit Court Clerk's Office renders an essential service to the public, it is rare for the Circuit Court Clerk's Office to close for inclement weather. In the rare event of schedule changes, announcements will be made via local news media outlets and on the Clerk's social media Facebook page. Please note that, while it can be confusing, a single weather event may prompt some offices and courts within the courthouse and county to close while others may remain open.
Parking is permitted in any spot within the courthouse parking lots except those restricted or marked as reserved. A two-story parking deck with 96 spaces is located less than a block away from the courthouse, with its lower level being accessible from Court Street and its upper level being accessed from Strother Street. Some on-street parking is available, as well, but please avoid parking in the residential neighborhood adjacent to the courthouse, when possible.
Entrance to the Courthouse
The only public entrance to the courthouse is the one facing Church Street. Those seeking entry to the courthouse can expect to encounter certain security measures by bailiffs at the entrance. Weapons of any sort, including pocket-knives, are not allowed anywhere in the courthouse. Visitors who are going to court are not allowed to bring cell phones, purses, or drinks into the courtrooms. As for appropriate clothing, neither tank tops, halter tops, shorts, nor hats may be worn in the courtrooms.
Photography and videography are not allowed within the courthouse without permission.