Perth Sheriff Court House is an imposing listed building situated on the banks of the river Tay. The building, designed by London architect Sir Robert Smirke, was built in 1819 and stands on the site of Gowrie House, the place where a plot to kill King James VI was hatched in 1600.
There are currently 5 court rooms with 3 resident Sheriffs. The Sheriffs and the Sheriff Clerk's staff deal with a variety of business which fall into the categories of Criminal, Civil and Commissary. The JP Court is dealt with by a Justice of the Peace, a Legal Advisor and a Clerk.
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By bus:The main bus station is close to the railway station and approximately half a mile from the sheriff court. Local buses and those from outlying areas stop in Tay Street, Canal Street, Mill Street and South Street.
By rail:Perth train station is half a mile from the Sheriff Court. Please see scotrail or national rail enquiries for timetables.
By car:There is no public car parking at the Court House. The adjacent metered car parking in Speygate is of short duration. There is on-street (metered) car parking on Tay Street: maximum stay is 4 hours. Neither of these areas affords sufficient parking time as to be suitable for persons serving as jurors. The nearest long-stay car parks are at South Inch (5 minutes walk South of the Court House along Tay Street), and the multi-storey car park in Canal Street. Both car parks are metered.
By taxi:The main taxi rank is at the post office in South Street.
On arrival please report to the main reception desk in the building through the front door and turn to the immediate right.
If you are attending for Jury service please have your citation information readily available when checking in at front entrance reception and you will directed to the appropriate court.
Wheelchair users can access the building through the side door at Canal street at the left side of the front of the building. An entry system is situated here and court staff will assist as required.
The WRVS run a snack bar service on the ground floor from 9.30am until 12 noon. There are several restaurants close to the court house.
If you are serving on a jury a light lunch will be provided at a local hotel nearby.
A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties.
Sheriff Court Rolls
Justice of the Peace Court Rolls
Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30.
Please note this building will close at 3.00pm on the 24 December 2013 and the 31 December 2013.
January 1, 2
May 6, 27
December 25, 26
April 18, 21
May 5, 26
Pay a fine online
or pay at the court, turn left to the Sheriff Clerks office at the end of the corridor through swing doors,
Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order.
(please do not send cash through the post).
Please make cheques and postal orders payable to “Scottish Court Service”
send by post to:
Scottish Court Service
Central Processing Unit
PO Box 23