Easy Escalator Access to the First Four Floors
Need to pay a traffic or parking ticket? Making a first court appearance? Looking to become a Legal Guardian? These services and many more are available on the first four floors of the new building, easily accessible by the escalator right off the main lobby after you clear security. The eight elevators of the new building serve all floors but patrons doing business on Floors 1-4 are encouraged to use the escalator system.
To access the North Tower, which houses the Public Defender's office as well as the Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency courtrooms, enter the new courthouse, take the escalator to the second floor and proceed through the pedestrian walkway to the North and East Wings. Follow signage to the North tower. Access is also available through the east bridge entrance area from the parking garage on Third Street. This 3rd Floor East Wing entrance will also take individuals to the Jury Assembly Room, West and North Towers.
New Courthouse Opens for Business
Commissioners and honored guests participate in the official new courthouse ribbon cutting.
An enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 stakeholders celebrated the long-awaited ribbon cutting at the new Broward County Judicial Complex West Building on May 11, 2017, including then-Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief; then-Broward Chief Judge Peter M. Weinstein; County Commissioner Tim Ryan; president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and former County Commissioner Stacy Ritter; and president of the Broward Bar Association, Charles A. Morehead III.