Court House Security

Ga Code 16-11-126,127 prohibits the introduction of any weapon designed for offense or defense into this facility.  Furthermore, by order of the Sheriff of Chatham County, the following will not be allowed into the building:

Prohibited Items

  • Knives (any size)
  • Box cutters
  • Nail clippers
  • Scissors
  • Can & bottle openers
  • Tools (unless escorted)
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Knitting needles
  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Tape Recorders

No Firearms allowed!
Any Items confiscated will not be returned!

Court Services

Provide a Safe & Secure Environment for Everyone Conducting Business at County Courthouses

  • Uniformed Deputy Sheriff’s - The Court Services Division is staffed with forty well-trained deputies and twenty six security personnel.
  • Closed Circuit Television - Court Services Division deputies and security personnel monitor more than sixty surveillance cameras throughout the County Courthouse campuses.
  • Weapons and Explosive Detention Technology - Court Services Division security personnel operate x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors.
  • Occupant Emergency Plan for Courthouses - An emergency plan has been created that will ensure a safe and orderly evacuation or lock-down of County Courthouses in the event of a fire, bomb threat, natural disaster, or other emergency.   

Chatham County Courts

Main Courthouse Juvenile Courthouse

133 Montgomery St
Savannah, GA 31401
[Map & Directions]

197 Carl Griffin Dr
Savannah, GA 31405
[Map & Directions]



X-ray in use in Lobby Screening


Cell Phones & Pagers must be turned off before entering courtroom.
Phones and pagers that ring during court will be confiscated and not returned!

No photography is permitted!
Camera phones must be turned off.
Equipment will be confiscated and not returned

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Courthouse?
The Courthouse is located at 133 Montgomery St, savannah, GA 31401
Map & Directions

Payment for Traffic Fines
The Recorders Court cashier is located on the 1st floor of the Montgomery St Courthouse. Visit Recorder's Court Website

Jury Duty
lf you receive a jury summons, take the elevator to the second floor you make an immediate right, then a left, to the jury assembly room.
Visit the Jury Services Website for more information.

Where is the courthouse entrance?
The entrance to the courthouse is located on the Montgomery Street side of the building. As you enter the courthouse you will be asked to place any bags on the x ray conveyor belt and any loose items on your person in the bowl before proceeding thru the metal detector. Once thru, you may be required to submit to further examination by the Deputy on duty. Once completed, you will be allowed to retrieve any bags from the x ray screening device. From there you will see the screen listing of all the courts that are in operation for the day. This security screening is intended to make your visit to the court house as safe as possible.

Gun Permits & Marriage License
lf your in need of a marriage license or pistol permit, take the elevator to the 5th floor. Probate Court were the staff will assist you.
Visit Probate Court's Website

Peace Warrants & Bad Checks
Dispossessory warrants and good behavior warrants are issued by Magistrate Court on the third floor.
Visit the Magistrate Court Website