All visitors to courthouse will be screened for security purposes. Brief cases, purses, packages and the like will be x-rayed. No cameras, recording devices, laptops, music devices, tablets or weapons of any kind are allowed in to the courthouse. This list is not all encompassing and may be expanded due to the on duty court deputies prior knowledge and experiences. A valid, state issued photo ID will be required to enter the building.
When preparing to visit the Ellis County Courthouse plan on being early for court to allow time to clear security. The process is quick however on larger docket days it takes time to get all parties through security and in to their respective courtrooms.