Before You Visit the Courthouse

Before making a trip to a courthouse (or any records facility), plan ahead and find out the following things:

  • days/time of operation
  • copy charges and policies
  • can cameras and cell phones be used in the facility?
  • what about laptops or other electronic devices?
  • what can be taken in the facility (paper and pencil only, no personal items, etc.)?
  • are any records closed?

If all you “information” needed to look up things is in your phone and you cannot take it in, that’s something you need to know beforehand.

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