Coming to Court

Subject to Search

All persons who enter the 85th District Court are subject to a search of both their person and their belongings. Signs posted at the Court’s entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person. Prohibited items include weapons of any kind.

Proper Attire

Proper attire is required for appearance in 85th District Court.

On Time

You must appear promptly at times designated on your notice, ticket, or other documentation. Failure to appear timely may result in adverse action being taken against you.

No Food / Beverages

You will not be allowed to eat, drink, chew gum, or smoke inside the courtroom. You will also not be allowed to enter the courtroom with any beverages or food.

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices must be silenced in the courtroom and hallway adjacent to courtroom.

Court of Record

You should maintain silence while court is in session. While this is a matter of common sense and courtesy to others, the rule is required in order to assure an accurate record of proceedings. The 85th District Court is a "court of record," which means that all proceedings are recorded. Extraneous noise or talking may interfere with the recorded testimony.


Young children will not be allowed in the courtroom during session without the prior permission of the Court.