The Nineteenth Judicial District and Weld County Sheriff’s Office are committed to providing a safe and secure environment that protects everyone who enters the court buildings – visitors and employees alike.
There are three buildings which comprise the Nineteenth Judicial District Courthouse Complex: the Historical Courthouse (901 9th Avenue), the Centennial Center-Plaza South (915 10th Street), and Plaza West (910 10th Avenue). There are two entrances into the Historical Courthouse, one on the east side facing 9th Avenue and the other on the west side of the building facing the courtyard. The west entrance is handicapped-accessible. There are two entrances to Centennial Center-Plaza South, one on the south side facing 10th Street and one on the north side of the building facing the courtyard. There is only one entrance into Plaza West, which is located on the east side of the building facing the courtyard.
PROCEDURES TO EXPECT WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDINGS
All persons entering the courthouse buildings are required to pass through a Magnetometer, a device designed to detect prohibited objects. You will be asked to remove your coat, empty your pockets, remove your belt, and take off your hat. You also may be asked to remove jewelry before passing through the machine or to take off your shoes. If the alarm is triggered, you will be required to pass through the detector a second or even a third time, and may be screened by a security officer with a hand-held device. All bags, purses, briefcases and other such items must be placed on the conveyor belt and passed through the x-ray inspection system. Visual inspections will be made of baby strollers, baby carriers and any other mobility devices.
We encourage you to leave any objects not needed during your visit in your vehicle. The best rule of thumb to follow to avoid security issues is to leave anything in your vehicle that could be perceived as dangerous or prohibited under the security rules of the Nineteenth Judicial District.
Typical examples of weapons not permitted in the courthouse buildings are: guns, rifles, and ammunition of any type; switchblades or pocket knives regardless of the blade length; razor blades, and brass knuckles. Miscellaneous items such as nail files, hair picks, glass bottles, tools such as screwdrivers, fingernail clippers, scissors, handcuff keys, and knitting needles, are not allowed in the buildings. EXCEPTION: Handicapped persons in wheelchairs where tool kits are attached may be exempted from this rule. Contraband such as drug paraphernalia, illegal drugs, and alcoholic beverages are also not allowed on the premises.
PHONES AND ELECTROINC DEVICES IN COURT FACILITIES
The use of all electronic devices such as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptops, and all devices capable of capturing photos or creating video is strictly controlled within court facilities. Prohibited uses include all photography and videography including sound recordings, broadcast sound, and broadcast still or moving images. More highly restrictive access in an individual courtroom, if applicable at the discretion of the Judicial Officer, shall be posted at the courtroom entrance. Chief Judge Administrative Order 12-02, Order Regarding Electronic Devices in Judicial Buildings, contains additional information.
It is important to behave respectfully in courtrooms and courtroom buildings. Unacceptable behavior includes interruptions, inappropriate noises or yelling, attempting to communicate with in-custody defendants, and making any threatening gestures or remarks to others in the hallways or courtrooms. If your behavior disrupts proceedings or causes personal alarm or danger to others, you will be removed from the premises and may be subject to contempt of court or criminal charges.
If you are concerned about your own personal safety in the Court Complex, please report any potential problems or threats to the judge immediately or advise security personnel so that the situation can be monitored.
Chief Judge Administrative Orders:
- Standing order regarding firearms and other weapons in the Weld County District and County Court facilities
- Order regarding electronic devices in judicial buildings
Historic Court House
Divisions 1-10, H
(1st Floor, north end of building)
Court House History