The Madison County Commissioners agreed to spend more than 16,000 dollars to have an assessment done on the courthouse.
Commissioner Phil Reddick told WAAY 31 the assessment will give them ideas on what renovations can be done at the existing courthouse and how much those renovations can cost.
"We've been in this thing a long time. of course when it was designed back in the 1960's somebody might have just a typewriter in their office. It wasn't designed for all this electronic communication," said Phil Reddick, District 5 Commissioner.
A few issues in the current courthouse include the building not meeting American with Disabilities Act Standards or having hot water, according to Commission Chairman Dale Strong.
Commissioner Reddick told WAAY 31 the results of the assessment will help the commission decide if they will build a new courthouse or renovate the existing courthouse.
No timeline has been set for when the decision will be made.