Prohibited Items

Please note that the following items are prohibited in any Third Circuit Court Buildings:

Alcoholic Beverages
Aerosols or any spray device
Bingo Markers
Box cutters
Brass Knuckles
Bug Spray
Bullets (anything resembling or similar)
Cameras / Recording Devices
Can Openers of any kind, including P38’s
Cans - aluminum and metal
Cigarette Lighters/Matches
Combs - metal or rattail
Cord-like Objects, including ropes, chains, straps, heavy belts, and wires
Curling Irons
Dental Floss
Drug Paraphernalia
Explosive Materials or Objects
Flatware (which includes knives, forks or spoons)
Glass or Mirrors of any kind, including glass bottles of any kind
Guns or replicas of guns
Grease Pencil
Hair Clippers
Hair Spray
Headphones (with cords)
Heavy Metal Objects
Highlighters or Markers*
Illegal Drugs
Knives (any kind)
Laptop Computers
Large Bags of any kind, including: duffle bags, backpacks, oversize purses
Large Perfume Bottles
Laser Pointer
Mace, Pepper Spray
Master Locks
Nail Clippers / Metal nail files
Needles of any kind, except with medical documentation
Noisemakers of any kind
Paints of any kind
Palm Pilots*
Pencil Sharpener
Radios (or headsets)
Razors or Razor Blades
Safety Pins
Staplers or Staple removers
Stick or cane style umbrellas
Tools of any sort (which includes hammers, saw, measuring tape, etc.)
Video Games, giga pets, gameboys, etc.
Weapon-like objects, including bats, clubs, batons, irons
Weapons, including toys or replicas**

* Except for attorneys with a current Bar Card and media with valid credentials
** Except for law enforcement with valid credentials

PLEASE NOTE: Cell phones may be brought into the Court buildings, but may be used only in designated areas. Cell phone use is absolutely prohibited in the courtroom. Violation of this policy may result in the confiscation of your cell phone. Other items deemed dangerous by Third Circuit Court security personnel will also be prohibited. All surrendered items will be confiscated and not returned. This notice is made pursuant to MCR 8.110 and the inherent authority of the Chief Judge to insure the safety and security of the Court and those in attendance.