St. Louis County Circuit Court

Security Information

Security Check Point In All Buildings

Circuit Court Building - 105 South Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

Family Court Center - 501 South Brentwood, Clayton, MO 63105

Justice Center - 100 South Central, Clayton, MO 63105

As you enter any of the St. Louis County court buildings you will be required to pass through a security checkpoint. No exceptions will be allowed. People with disabilities will need to speak to the security staff for the necessary accommodations. 

The security checkpoint for all 3 buildings is very similar to airport security checkpoints in that you will be required to place any hand carried items (i.e., purses, briefcases, packages, lunch boxes, umbrellas, etc.) on the black conveyor belt of the x-ray machine. You will also be required to empty your pockets of any metal items (e.g. keys, pens, loose change, cigarette packs, foil wrapped items, wallets, pagers, cell phones) into a plastic basket available at the checkpoint. You will place the plastic basket of items from your pockets on the black conveyor belt.

As you pass through the metal detector do not touch the sides of the metal detector. If the metal detector beeps, you will be asked to step back and check your pockets again. In some instances you may be requested to remove articles of clothing, such as a belt, shoes, jacket or coat and place them on the black conveyor belt.

No weapons of any kind will be allowed in the Courts Building, Justice Center or Family Court. Examples are listed below; however this is not a complete list:

  • Mace
  • Pocket knives of any length
  • Scissors
  • Unauthorized tools
  • Any item that could be used as a weapon

    There are no storage facilities for such items and security staff is not allowed to hold personal items. If you have such items with you, you will be instructed to take the items out of the building and you will not be allowed through the security checkpoint until you no longer have these items on your person. Therefore, please do not bring such items with you!

    If you leave the secure area of any building at any time, you will be required to repeat this procedure every time you reenter the secure area of the building.

    Following the steps above, will assist in completing the process in a quick and efficient manner.

    For further information about security for the Circuit Court, please call 314-615-8000.

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