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Building Access/Security/Tours

Hours of Operation
Normal Hours:
The Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For After Hours Filing:
Filings may be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the implementation of CM/ECF.  Drop boxes are no longer available.

Photo I.D.
Due to recent heightened security, everyone entering the Federal Building must present photo identification.

Metal Detectors
When you enter the courthouse you will have to go through the metal detectors that are staffed by the Court Security Officers. In order for this to be an efficient process, please be aware of the following guidelines:

  •     No weapons of any type are allowed
  •     No knives, scissors or anything with a cutting edge may be brought into the building
  •     No aerosol containers (hair spray, shaving cream, etc.) are permitted.

Cell telephones, pagers, portable electronic games, Portable Laptop Computers, Palm Pilots, etc., are permitted in the courthouse, but MAY NOT be used in a Courtroom or Jury room without judicial approval. These items are subject to a security inspection.

Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand-held wand upon presenting the Court Security Officer with a letter which identifies the condition from the doctor who performed the implant.

Courthouse Tours
 If interested in arranging a tour, please contact Melissa Tarwater at 918.699.4711 and leave a message with your name and phone number. Messages received usually receive responses by the next day. The goal is to accommodate tour groups of less than 50 individuals at a convenient date and time.