Dress Code for Coming to Court

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Appropriate attire is mandatory for any court appearance, whether as a participant in a case, a witness or an observer.  A courtroom is considered a formal environment and proper decorum will be maintained.

Suggested Guidelines:


  • Shoes,
  • Long Pants
  • Clean Collared Shirt


  • Shoes,
  • Dress, Skirt or Long Pants
  • Blouse or Casual Dress Shirt

Inappropriate clothing that will delay your entry into a courtroom:

  • Shorts
  • Hats
  • Halter or tube tops
  • Tank tops
  • Fitness (gym) attire
  • See-through tops
  • Flip-flops
  • Clothing exposing your midriff or underwear
  • Baggy pants that fall below your waist
  • Clothing that depicts or promotes violence, gang affiliation, sex acts, illegal drug use or profanity

If a person comes to Court dressed in inappropriate clothing their entry into the courtroom will be delayed until the end of the session, when the courtroom is least occupied.