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What to Expect

Entering the Courthouse (Courthouse Access)

An airport-type security metal and image scanner station is located at the entrance to the Union County Courthouse. Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will be searched.  It is a Class C felony for any person to intentionally possess a weapon in a court facility (ORS 166.370).
 
UTCR 6.180 WEAPONS AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN THE COURT FACILITIES
Unless otherwise ordered by the court, no person except a law enforcement officer shall possess in a court facility a firearm, knife, device, or hazardous substance capable of inflicting death or physical injury.
 
Union County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of what items may enter the building for safety purposes. Through the screening process items such as, but not limited to: drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons, lighters, smoking instruments, vaping instruments are not allowed in the court facility unless being used as evidence for a court hearing and are properly sealed and labeled for safe handling.

Anyone appearing in court that is in violation of the dress code may be asked to leave and return when in compliance.

Scrolling Screens

Immediately after passing through the security screening station, a large monitor shows cases to be heard and their specific courtroom location.  It is possible that the courtroom shown on your notice of appearance has changed since the notice was mailed. Always check the monitor to verify the correct courtroom.
 
If the proceeding you are present for does not appear on the monitor, contact staff at the front counter for further assistance.
 
There are two courtrooms located at the Union County Courthouse, courtroom #1 is to your left after you pass through security, and courtroom #2 is to the right.  Anyone appearing for court should check in at the front window before entering the courtroom.

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