Items Not Allowed in the Court Complex

The following items WILL NOT be allowed in the Lake County Court Complex and the Lake County Administrative Building:


  • Box cutters
  • Carpenter knives
  • Coupon razor cutters
  • Metal kitchen knives
  • Pen knives
  • Pocketknives (any size)
  • Razor blades/knives (any type)
  • Safety razors
  • Switchblades or any spring activated knives


  • Any pressurized container that is flammable (any size)
  • Glass hair and body sprays
  • Mace sprays
  • Pepper sprays

Glass Objects

  • Glass bottle drinks
  • Glass containers over 3 ounces


  • Cameras
  • Cell phones are prohibited from use in the courtrooms unless expressly waived by the trial court
  • Video tape recorders

Locks (Any Size)

  • Keyed Type
  • Combination Type


  • Firearms/Ammunition*
  • Fireworks
  • Handcuff keys*
  • Any other contraband item

*The only exception to the above is for sworn police officers here on official duties

Other Objects

  • Can openers
  • Flashlights larger than 6”
  • Knitting needles
  • Laser pointers
  • Letter openers
  • Metal fingernail files
  • Nails/Screws
  • Plastic/metal comb picks - Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Wrenches


The prohibited items listed are not intended to be all inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure everyone’s security, the screener may determine that an item not on the prohibited items list is prohibited. In addition, the screener may also determine that an item is dangerous and therefore may not be brought through the security checkpoint.