Utah County Sheriff's Office

Utah County Justice Court / Facility Security

The Judicial Support Bureau provides security inside the Utah County Justice Court as well as at the public security checkpoint prior to accessing the Justice Court.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office deputies are responsible for the security of the courthouse and its occupants. They are there to serve and protect the public. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to help provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

Utah County Justice Court
151 South University Ave, Suite 3300
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-851-7200
Email: justicecourt@utahcounty.gov
Website: http://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/justcrt/index.asp

Deputies Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The screening of all persons and packages that enter the court house
  • Providing security in the hallways and courtrooms
  • Controlling access to the secure and public areas of the courthouse
  • Prisoner care and custody while prisoners are in the courthouse

Things to know about going to the courthouse:

Entering the Courthouse:

Attire: Manor of dress should not deter you from attending your court date. The court is a formal setting. As such, it is recommended but not required to dress as you would for a more formal event; (i.e., Tank tops, shorts, pajamas, or other less formal clothing is not recommended.)

Security Checkpoint:

Our goal is to ensure the safety of the public at large and the safety of court personnel while facilitating your entry into the Justice Court. The Utah County Justice court has a Security Checkpoint that all patrons are required to pass through prior to admittance into the courthouse. All persons will be searched and all carry items will be passed through an x-ray machine (Rule 3-414 UCJA). Individuals should give themselves extra time to pass through the screening area when attending court.

When entering the building, remove any metal items from your pockets and your person. This includes metal belt buckles, watches, cell phones, coins, or any other item that will not clear the metal detection equipment.

  • Place your personal property including laptop in a plastic bin or on the conveyor belt.
  • Proceed through the walk through metal detector.
  • If you trigger the detector's alarm, you will be asked to remove any objects you may have missed and walk through the metal detector again.
  • The security officer may also use a hand wand to detect any metal on your person.
  • No unauthorized objects will be allowed into the court building.

Deputies and court personnel are not allowed to hold any prohibited item for you. Should you bring any such item into the screening area, a deputy will require you to return the item to your vehicle or throw it away. All discarded property will be destroyed. Items prohibited from the courthouse include, but are not limited to:

  • Guns
  • Explosives
  • Edged weapons, scissors, and knives of any length
  • Sharp objects including fingernail files, tweezers, knitting, crochet needles & razor blades
  • Pepper spray
  • Tasers
  • Handcuff keys
  • Cell phones
  • Recording devices
  • Tools
  • Flammable liquids
  • Lighters
  • Vaping Devices and/or accessories
  • Aerosol devices
  • Any item that may be potentially used as a weapon

Photos & Recordings:

No photos or recordings are allowed in courtrooms without a Judge's permission/order. It is prohibited to take photos or recordings of any security equipment. You can however take photos in public areas in the courthouse. (Rule 4-401.02. UCJA)

Media Restrictions:

For access to court proceedings, contact the State Courts Office of Public Relations. https://www.utcourts.gov/media/guidelines.asp