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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

Courthouse Screening Process


Courthouse Screening Process

Remember the old adage, “Early is on time and on time is late”?  Well that bit of advice is good to follow when doing business or visiting the DuPage County Judicial Facility (Courthouse) Generally, it is recommended to arrive at courthouse a minimum of 45 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  This will normally provide sufficient time to enter the facility, go through the security screening process, and report to your assigned court room or to visit one of the many departments located within the facility.  The security screening process is very similar to that of passing through airport security.  All visitors entering the facility will be screened through the use of magnetometers and items will be x-rayed.

However, the screening process time can be greatly impeded during times of inclement weather, the weeks preceding and following holidays, and the first two months of the new year. With this in mind, it is recommended that you allow yourself sufficient extra time if you have a scheduled court time or appointment.

Possession of prohibited items will also delay your entry into the facility, especially cellular phones with cameras.  Please see visit for additional information. A limited number of free lockers are provided on the first floor of the courthouse parking garage and at the bus stop across from and west of the 503 building.

Date Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018