Administrative Regulation 14

Matthew H. Hymel, County Administrator

Building Security

Effective Date: July 1, 1990

This regulation is issued pursuant to Chapter 2.08 of the Marin County Code and has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. It pertains to the security of the Marin County Civic Center Administration Building and Hall of Justice.

All persons and their possessions entering either building are subject to search, either by metal detector and/or physical search. Any person refusing to be searched will be refused entry.

No firearms, loaded or unloaded, concealed or unconcealed, or other offensive weapons, ammunition or explosives, or volatile or inflammable substances are permitted in either building, except in the possession of a law enforcement officer or a person displaying a valid concealed weapon permit.

All deliveries by common carrier, vendors, contractors, and mail, other than letters, will be made at the Purchasing Office loading dock in the Hall of Justice, and are subject to inspection. 

The Hall of Justice is closed to the public from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and at all times on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The Administration Building is closed to public entry from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, except on Tuesday evenings when closing hour is 8:30 p.m. It is closed to the public on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. No regular exceptions to night or weekend entry are permitted, except for authorized Sheriffs, Communications, Building Maintenance and computer room personnel, or where required by law. Under exceptional circumstances, a department head may grant special permission for an employee to work in the buildings on weekends or holidays. The employee must present their County identification card and department authorization at the Sheriff's entrance (north arch, Hall of Justice) for entry to the building. Access to the buildings during closed nighttime hours can be authorized only by advance written permission of the County Administrator. 

The loading dock will be closed from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on work days and at all times on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

All persons entering courtrooms are subject to metal detector and physical search.

An employee terminating County employment is required to turn in his or her identification card and all other County property in his or her custody on his or her last working day. Final salary payment will be withheld pending such return.

No dogs or other animals, except for guide dogs and service dogs for persons with disabilities, are permitted in either building.