It is the Travis County Sheriff’s Office goal to provide courteous service and expedient entry to all visitors of our buildings and we appreciate your cooperation in this effort.
Travis County Sheriff deputies are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of numerous county buildings to include Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility and a court for the state Attorney General’s Office.
Due to the nature of some business conducted in these facilities you can expect to go through a screening checkpoint upon entering these buildings. You will be treated with courtesy and respect.
To ensure your timely arrival at your destination inside any of these buildings you are encouraged to arrive at least forty-five minutes prior to your appointment so that you may complete the Screening Process. Just to give you an idea of what to expect at the CJC alone we process up to 1,000 people each morning between the hours of 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. As with many secured facilities you may visit where they have a screening process you will not be allowed to bring in Prohibited Items such as weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and even some items that you may see as harmless but may be used as weapons.
A list of common items not allowed inside our facilities can be found here: Prohibited Items. This list is not all inclusive but will give you a general idea of what to leave at home.
Attorney and Bonding Companies Picture I.D. Program
You can learn more about the Attorney-Bondsman Process.