When visiting a courthouse, one doesn’t really know about the security screenings that may be involved in the visit. That is why it is important to ask ahead of time. If it is required to show some form of identification while visiting the courthouse, then make sure you have it with you. And, if “extra” papers are not allowed, then make sure to leave them in the car.

Also, if you are planning to make a copy of a record, make sure that you know what the courthouse allows. Some courthouses allow scanners and others do not. And, some allow certain kinds of scanners. Also know what the copy policy is. Is it okay to make copies?

I have visited courthouses that allow Flip-Pal scanners, some that do not allow any type of scanner, and some that do not allow copies to be made! So, check ahead of time!