Administrative Office Of The Courts
20th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Location
Lee County Justice Center
Court Security
2075 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays
Phone: (239) 533-2879
Fax: (239) 485-2718
Email:

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Weapons and Prohibited Items

Screening Procedure

Law Enforcement Officers

Lost and Found



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Lee County Court Security

Welcome to the Lee County Justice Center Court Security Homepage.

Our job is to ensure your safety and security during your visit to the Court. This webpage provides a lot of helpful information that will assist you when entering and exiting the complex, so you experience minimal delay.

Please take a moment to review the information provided.

Our Mission

The mission of the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Court Security Department, as a part thereof, is to provide the highest level of professional services with integrity, equality, and respect that supports the judiciary in their efforts to protect rights and liberties, ensure access to justice for all citizens, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes in a fair and timely manner.

Our Vision

The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Court Security Department, as a part thereof, will provide professional, efficient, effective service to the Courts focusing on our core businesses:

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Screening Procedure

What can I expect upon entering the complex?

Each visitor who enters the Lee County Justice Center Complex must pass through a security checkpoint, with assistance from a Court Security Officer.

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Weapons and Prohibited Items

The goal of Court Security is to make the Lee County Justice Center Complex a safe and secure environment for you to conduct your business at the Court.

Persons entering a Lee County Justice Center Complex facility may be subject to a physical search of their person and handheld possessions. Handheld possessions may include purses, wallets, luggage, toolboxes, cell phones, pagers, briefcases, packages, etc. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and may be confiscated. Among items prohibited from court facilities are guns, knives, ammunition, pepper spray, mace, razor blades, illegal drugs and any other type of dangerous or hazardous material or property.

A variety of items may be prohibited because they are hazardous or could be used as potential weapons. These items include any object that is sharp, pointed or with a cutting blade regardless of length. Among the items that are potential weapons are knives, scissors, screwdrivers, large metal nail files and tools not in a tool kit and not used for repair and maintenance.

Prohibited items left at a security checkpoint will not be returned to the owner.

List of Prohibited Items

Other Items
All liquids
Tear gas and self defense sprays including CN, CS, OC
Stun guns / tasers / electronic defense devices
Narcotics/illicit drugs/drug paraphernalia
Handcuffs and handcuff keys
Law enforcement uniforms, insignia, badges or emblems may not be worn or displayed by a person who is not a commissioned law enforcement officer in such a manner that constitutes a violation of Florida Statutes 843.085 - Unlawful use of police badges or other indicia of authority.

Laser pointers may be allowed inside court facilities for legitimate courtroom presentations, in the possession of members of The Florida Bar (in good standing), but are subject to examination and approval by court security staff.

Questions concerning the list of prohibited items contact may be directed to any court security officer or bailiff, call 239-533-1717, or email us at

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Law Enforcement Officers

The following procedures apply to State of Florida certified law enforcement officers, or Federal law enforcement personnel who wish to retain their weapons while in a courthouse within the 20th Judicial Circuit.

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Lost and Found

Lost and found items to include unclaimed items will be held for 30 days and then disposed of in accordance with the Court's policies and procedures. Prohibited items are disposed of immediately.

If you lost an item while at the Court, please complete the form below. Once the form is complete, you can save it to your computer and then use the following email adress to send the completed form. You may also contact us as soon as possible at (239) 533-1717, or by email at

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