Forsyth County Courthouse

Forsyth County Courthouse fisheye photo

Parking Information

Public parking is available at two locations:

Security Screening and Prohibited Items

All persons entering the courthouse will go through Court Security. All bags, packages and personal belongings are subject to search and will be screened. In most cases, you will be asked to walk through a metal detector and an officer may use a wand to check for prohibited items. For this reason, it is a good idea to travel light.

Items that should NOT enter the courthouse:

  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, knitting needles, nail clippers, mace, etc.
  • Electronic equipment such as video, voice recorders or cameras
  • Food, drinks, chewing gum or tobacco
Additional Prohibited Items

Courtroom Attire and Etiquette

Courtroom proceedings are very formal and require individuals to conduct themselves in a respectful and appropriate manner. Keep in mind that the judge not only represents the ultimate authority in the court, but also the law.

Remember the adage that silence is golden. This applies when you are in the courtroom. The judge will not tolerate any behavior that disrupts their courtroom, such as talking or laughing or any other types of disturbances.

  • No food or drinks are allowed in the courtroom, including gum
  • Turn off electronic devices and cell phones before entering the courtroom
  • Rise when the judge and jury enter and leave the courtroom
  • Refrain from talking when the judge is on the bench
  • If it’s necessary to leave the courtroom while the judge is on the bench, do so quietly
  • Always address the judge as “your honor"
  • Never approach the bench unless the judge directs you to do so
  • Wear clothing that would be appropriate for business
Inappropriate Clothing

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Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address

101 E. Courthouse Sq.
Cumming, GA 30040