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It is estimated that the Mesa County Justice Center receives close to a half million visitors a year which is four times the number of travelers that pass through the Grand Junction Regional Airport checkpoints each year. Visitors to the justice center will encounter security screening very similar to that now in place at most airports. Signs will direct you to the appropriate entrance where you will be asked to walk through a metal detector. All hand carried items must be placed through an x-ray machine and when required, will be hand searched. You may be requested to remove your shoes, belt, or other articles including items in your pockets. The purpose of this screening is to prevent restricted weapons or contraband from being brought into the justice center.

Tips to remember before you visit the Mesa County Justice Center

  • The Mesa County Justice Center is located at 125 North Spruce Street in Grand Junction
  • Hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Combined Clerks Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Show up 15 minutes prior to any scheduled appointment to allow extra time for security screening.
  • Allow more than 15 minutes for screening during peak hours between 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Leave all contraband items in your vehicle prior to entering the facility. They will be confiscated before you can pass the security checkpoint.

Items prohibited from entering the Mesa County Justice Center

  • No firearms are allowed even if you are licensed to carry a handgun (and no lockers are provided either) 
  • No food or drinks
  • No pocket knives or illegal blades
  • No stun guns, mace, or other caustic materials
  • No brass knuckles
  • No cameras or recording devices
  • No scissors or fingernail clippers

All contraband items will be confiscated and a claim ticket issued for pick up upon exiting the facility and in some cases, a summons will be issued.  


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