Going to Court in Carver County

Everyone who enters the Carver County Justice Center must pass through weapons screening.
To protect the public and court employees, courthouses have metal detectors like those at airports and other government buildings. Under Minnesota law, it is a crime for a person in a "courthouse complex" to possess a dangerous weapon, ammunition or explosives. The law applies to court employees as well as members of the public. Licensed peace officers on duty and on official business are exempt. See MN Statutes 609.66 Subd. 1(g).

Please do not bring any item that could be used as a weapon to the courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to a court hearing and other appointments in the courthouse.

Prohibited Items
If you bring an item to the courthouse that could be used as a weapon and you enter the weapons screening checkpoint, security officers will give you the option to remove the item from the courthouse or security will put it in a disposal box.

Cameras and Electronic Recording Devices
According to Rule 4 of the MN Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, no pictures or voice recordings, expect the making of the official court record, shall be made in any courtroom or any area of the courthouse where courtrooms are located.