South Bend Division


Robert A. Grant Courthouse
204 South Main St., Rm. 105
South Bend, IN 46601

Ph: 574-246-8130
Fx: 574-246-8136
Toll Free: 800-267-9893
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday    8:30 am - 5:00 pm - EST

Visiting The South Bend Office:

All visitors to the federal courthouse and the probation office will be subject to security clearance. As a visitor, upon entering the federal courthouse, you will be required to submit to security screening, which includes metal detecting equipment. Coats, belts, hats and any other accessory items, including all metal items, must be removed. Pant legs will need to be raised upon request for visual inspection. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices are prohibited, so it is suggested that such items not be brought into the federal courthouse. However, if you do bring in a cellular telephone or any other electronic device, they must be handed over to security officers upon entrance. Electronic devices will be tagged and returned upon exit of the federal building.

The following items are forbidden within the confines of the U.S. Courthouse and Probation Office:

  • Firearms and any dangerous weapons, including any kind of pocket knife..
  • Any type of explosive or hazardous device.
Due to the space limitations, only those having business with a U.S. Probation Office employee will be permitted in waiting area of the probation office located on the main floor. All visitors are to enter the main door located at room 105 on the main lobby, speak to the person at the front window and advise as to the purpose of the visit. If there is no one at the front window, please ring the bell and someone will be with you momentarily. All items brought into the probation space will be subject to examination via visual inspection.

While in the waiting area, visitors are expected to respect the privacy and space of those around them. As a reminder to those who are under court supervision, association between convicted felons is strictly prohibited. Evidence to the contrary will be reported to the appropriate probation officer. Violators of this supervised released or probation condition may face adverse action. Smoking is prohibited in all government facilities.

If children under the age of 12 or someone who is disabled accompanies the visitor, they will be allowed to enter the probation office with the visitor. All others will be directed to wait outside of the building or in the main floor lobby. If at all possible, alternative arrangements should be made for child care when required to report to the probation office.

United States Federal Courts Website
Northern Indiana District Court Website
PACER allows users to obtain case and docket information.
United States Bankruptcy Court Website.

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