Excluding approved holidays, county buildings are open Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:00.
The courthouse has been restricted to one entrance with security screening since June 1, 2017. Entrance is made at the south side (Main Street) where there is an x-ray machine and metal detector. Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. are screened with the x-ray machine and visitors walk through the metal detector. The entry process takes just a few seconds.
Boone County Ordinance 2017-03 states, “No person shall be permitted to enter the Courthouse carrying or possessing a firearm, knife, weapon or explosive device.”
No. Deputies cannot be responsible for another person’s property. Prohibited items must be removed from the building before access can be granted.
People come to the courthouse for criminal hearings and sentencings, to pay taxes, appeal property assessments, divorce and child custody hearings, child support hearings, small claims disputes, and more. For some people, these can be emotionally charged events, so not allowing weapons in the courthouse is a necessity.