Security Screening in County Facilities
Security screening is in place to enforce Loudoun County Codified Ordinance Chapter 684.04; Possession of Firearms on County Property. All visitors must pass through the screening process when entering the following Loudoun County facilities:
- Government Center - 1 Harrison St., SE., Leesburg 20175
- Eastern Loudoun Service Center - 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling 20166
- Shenandoah Building - 102 Heritage Way NE., Leesburg 20176
Please note visitors must enter through the main entrance of each building. All other doorways that were previously accessible by the public are closed as entrances. Parking near main entrances of each building is encouraged.
Security screening is also required at the Loudoun County Courthouse using a different process. For more information, visit loudoun.gov/courts.
What to Expect During Screening
- Touchless, pass-through
- No need to empty pockets or remove purses/briefcases/backpacks
- Safe to use with medical devices
- Security Officer to monitor screening
- Wheelchair accessible
- Firearms and Ammunition pursuant to Chapter 684.04 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County.
- Devices designed to expel a projectile by means of compressed air or gas. Including air gun, air rifle, pneumatic gun or other similar devices.
- Any device designed or modified to be a weapon and that could reasonably cause harm to another person. Examples below can be found in Section 18.2-308 Code of Virginia:
- Edged Weapons such as knives with blades over three inches. This would include but not be limited to switchblades, hunting knives, machetes and many types of pocketknives
- Impact weapons designed to strike, such as clubs and batons
- Weapons associated with martial arts, such as throwing stars and darts
Exemptions to this list of prohibited items:
- Exemptions as enumerated in Chapter 684.04
- Items that are used for work purposes. The possessor of the item must be able to articulate the need for this item for work purposes.
If you are unsure of the status of any item that you wish to bring into the building, please check with the Security Officer before doing so.