Can I use photographic and or video recording devices in the courthouse and other court facilities outside of the courtrooms?

In order to protect the privacy and security interests of crime victims, individuals seeking protective orders, witnesses, and jurors, and to ensure the safety of all who visit or work in court facilities the following prohibitions for use of such devices are as follows:

  • All types of video recording, photography, including sharing video or live-streaming to social media sites, or other types of broadcasting (hereinafter collectively referred to as “recording”) are prohibited.
  • This includes in any facility during its use as a court; building entrances, exits, and adjacent restricted parking areas unless  the  person  proposing  a  recording  obtains  advance  written  consent  of  the  subjects  and permission of the presiding judge or designee.
  • This prohibition extends to recording the inside of a court facility through a door or window.
  • This prohibition also extends to court offices not located in a courthouse.

See Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2019 - 126 links to external site REGULATING USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES AT A COURTHOUSE AND OTHER COURT FACILITIES BUT NOT AT A COURT PROCEEDING.

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