Use front door only to enter and leave courthouse



 

 

All members of the public entering and leaving the Blount County Courthouse are directed to use the front entrance only. Other entrances, while open to employees, are closed to the public. The reason is to better provide for the security of both employees and the general public while in the courthouse by limiting the number of doors into and out of the building. Statement by Probate Judge Chris Green: ‘We realize that changes made to require the public to enter and exit the courthouse through the front door has been a sacrifice of convenience for many of our citizens. We regret that these changes have been necessary. Our goal has been to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and at the same time provide for the security of our employees and the general public. We are continuing to study ways to better accommodate those with disabilities. We appreciate everyone’s understanding while we continue to make improvements.’

-Ron Gholson