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Greenock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

The Greenock Sheriff Court building opened to the public in November 1869 and was also the jail house until 1910.

The architecture is based on the old Scottish style of the 16th Century. It serves a population of approximately 43,000 people. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in December 2009.

Greenock Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
1 Nelson Street,
Greenock,
PA15 1TR

 

Main telephone

01475 787073

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

John McGraw

Civil department contact

Ordinary Civil: 01475 553520

Summary Cause Civil: 01475 553521

Criminal department contact

Sheriff court desk: 01475 883171

JP court desk: 01475 883170

DX

GR 16

Fax

Civil Department: 01475 729746

Criminal Department: 01475 720965

Email

greenock@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

 

Jury helpline

01475 553528

Directions


Greenock Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court is situated in Nelson Street near to the town centre and public transport links. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The nearest bus station is Kilblain Street. This is a short walk (approximately 400 metres) from the court house. There are many different bus companies which serve the Greenock area. Use the Journey Planner for transportation information.

By rail

The nearest train station is Greenock West Station at the corner of Newton/Inverkip Street. The station is a short walk (approximately 500 metres) from the courthouse. Visit scotrail or national rail enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court. Nelson Street and the surrounding streets to the court house are all free parking.

By taxi

The taxi ranks are near to the railway station and also near to the bus station mentioned above.

By air

The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport - approximately 16 miles from Greenock.

On arrival


On arrival, please report to the main reception desk inside the main doors. There is a disabled entrance at the left hand side of the building with an "assistance bell", please ring this on arrival at the building.

On arrival, please report to the main reception desk inside the main doors where you will be directed to the appropriate court room.

Wheelchair users can access the building through the disabled entrance, which is situated to the left hand side of the building. All our courts are on the ground floor. Our reception desk can assist you with any enquiries.

Facilities


A Beanfeast charity tea bar is available within the sheriff court house. It is located in the court 2 complex and is open until about 13:00 each day.

If you are selected to sit on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you throughout the day.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact any court official if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine


Pay a fine online or a fine can also be paid by attending at or posting to any court house the details and payment.

Fines can also be paid by phone please call 01475 787073 or 01475 553526.

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 Courts and Tribunals Service"

send by post to:

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

Fines payments: 01475 553526 Fines enforcement officer: 01475 553523

Opening times


Court building Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 13:45 - 17:00

Reception Mon - Fri 08:45 - 17:00

Office Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30

Our offices will close at 2.30pm on one day a month for staff training. Please note the building will remain open on these dates until the courts are finished, but the offices will be closed. The dates are as follows for 2017:- 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 6th October, 3rd November, 8th December.


Public Holidays



2017

November 27
December 25, 26

2018

January 1.2
March 30
April 2
May 7, 28
July 2
September 3
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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