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Where do I go?

We are located in the James M. Fitzgerald U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building at 222 W. 7th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99513

Where can I park?

Visitor parking is available across "C" street to the west of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

Please note visitor parking spaces are limited.  There are parking garages located nearby. There is also short term metered parking on the streets around the courthouse. 

Anchorage PeopleMover bus service is available on "C" street to the west of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, and one block north on 6th Avenue.

Is there security?

There are 100% ID checks to enter the federal building.  All visitors must show a current and valid photo ID issued by a State or Federal agency

What type of screening is there?

All visitors are required to walk through a magnetometer and all bags, briefcases, purses, parcels, and electronic devices will be screened by an x-ray machine.

If you set off the magnetometer as you walk through it, you may be asked to remove your belt, watch, or jewelry. 

Prohibited items include firearm, explosive materials, drug paraphernalia, knives (greater than 2.5 inches), narcotics, other items deemed dangerous, illegal, or hazardous.

There is additional security required prior to entering the courtrooms

Can I bring my cellphone or other electronic device?

You can bring cellphones and other electronic devices such as tablets, Ipads, etc. with you to the courthouse. 

If you bring them with you into the courtroom, they MUST BE ON SILENT OR TURNED OFF.

Inside the courtroom, the taking of pictures or videos is STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND ENFORCED

Is food available at the courthouse?

The courthouse has a cafe on the first floor of the building however it is currently non-operational. There is a coffee shop with a variety of beverages and snacks.  There are also several restaurants located within walking distance from the courthouses.  With permission of the court staff, food and drink may be allowed in the witness room, but food is NOT allowed in the courtroom.

Where are the bathrooms?

There are bathrooms located on each floor of the courthouse.

Is there anything else I should know?

We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket, even in summer, as the courtrooms are frequently cool.

Updated March 12, 2019

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