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Ayr Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Ayr Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court is within the Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde Dumfries & Galloway serving a population of approximately 120,000 people within the districts of South Ayrshire and wards 21 to 30 of East Ayrshire.

The courthouse is centrally located within the town centre and was formally opened in 1822 Over the years the building has been extended and in 2010 the Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building.





Ayr Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Wellington Square,
Ayr,
KA7 1EE

 

Main telephone

01292 292 200

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Alan Johnston

DX

AY 16

Fax

01292 292249

Email

ayr@scotcourts.gov.uk

Accessibility contact

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions


Wellington Square is located close to the seafront and is well served by public transport.

Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Ayr bus station is approximately 200 yards from the courthouse at Sandgate.

By rail

Ayr train station is approximately half a mile from the courthouse off Burns Statute Square. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at the court house. There are a number of pay and display, on-street, parking places in Wellington Square and surrounding streets. The nearest long stay car park is at Charlotte Street.

By taxi

The main taxi rank is situated at the train station with a small rank located close to the bus station at Sandgate.

By air

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is approximately 15 minutes by road and is well served by local bus services. A rail link to the airport is available.



On arrival


When you arrive at the courts please report to the reception desk in the main hall. There are notice boards and a plasma screen in the main foyer showing in which court a case is calling. There are 5 courtrooms in Ayr , Courts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are located upstairs, Court 5 is on the ground floor.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the courtroom.

If you have a physical disability we have provided as a separate disabled ramp access and there is lift access to the first and second floors.

If you have hearing difficulties you can access sound enhancement facilities during court proceedings using a "Loop system"

If English is not your first language we can speak with you by using our interpreting service Language Line.

A range of our documents and leaflets are available on request in other languages, in large print or Braille or as a recording.

Should you have any other personal requirements not mentioned above, we will consider all reasonable requests and take practical steps to meet them.

Facilities


Hospital Volunteers supply light refreshments in the courthouse between 09:30 and 12 noon. There are many shops and restaurants within 5 minutes walk from the court house.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the office manager if you require using this facility.

Pay a Fine


Pay a fine online or come to the reception and you will be directed to the fines payment office.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service also accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service"

Send by post to:

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

  • Debit Card - Please note that we accept debit cards and Credit Cards.
  • Cash - Accepted at the counter in the Court House. If paying by post it is not advisable to make cash payments.
  • By Telephone - Call 01292 292200.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your fine or compensation order, or should you have any difficulties paying your fine please contact the fines enforcement officer on: 01292 292205 or ayr@scotcourts.gov.uk

Opening times


Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30.

Please note that the offices may be closed at times for staff training. Details of this are published in advance in the court building and on this website.

Public Holidays



2017

November 27
December 25, 26

2018

January 1.2
March 30
April 2
May 7
August 6
September 24
October 15
December 3, 25, 26

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links


Accessibility


If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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