Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts

Sheriffdom orders

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court.

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.
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This complex, located in the former Justice of the Peace Court is a specialist centre designed to hear civil and commercial cases.

There are two other court buildings in Aberdeen:

Please visit the relevant page for information or contact details.


Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre

Contact details

Sheriff Clerk

Fiona Fleming 


Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts
Queen Street
AB10 1AQ

Postal Address for correspondence

Castle Street
AB10 1WP




01224 657200


01224 657234


Retrieval or borrowing of archived civil documents

  • Anyone wishing to borrow or consult any civil document archived in the main Sheriff and JP Court building (prior to 15 July 2014)  will require to give a minimum of 24 hours written notice to the Civil Department in order to allow sufficient time for the document(s) to be retrieved.
  • Anyone wishing to borrow or consult any civil document archived off site will require to give a minimum of seven days written notice to the Civil Department in order to allow sufficient time for the document(s) to be retrieved.


The entrance to Aberdeen Civil Justice and Commercial Court is located in Queen Street beside Grampian Police Headquarters (behind the sheriff court).

We encourage the use of public transport as part of its commitment to sustainable development. Please use the travel planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses stop on Union Street, King Street, Castle Street and at Aberdeen bus station on Guild Street beside the train station. Timetable information is available from FirstGroup or Traveline on 0870 6082608.

By rail

Aberdeen train station is located on Guild Street and is approximately a 10 minute walk away. Timetable information is available from ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries.

By car

There is no public car park at any of the court buildings. Metered car parking, maximum stay 4 hours is available nearby. The nearest long-stay car park is the NCP at Shiprow, a 5 minutes walk. .

By taxi

The main taxi ranks are located at Hadden Street, Back Wynd, Dee Street and Chapel Street.

By air

Aberdeen Airport is in the Dyce area of Aberdeen and is approximately a 45 minutes drive in rush-hour traffic from the courthouse.

On arrival

Please contact the reception desk staff who will be able to direct you to the appropriate courtroom or waiting room.


There are a variety of restaurants and cafes within a few minutes walk from the courthouse. 

A hearing loop system is available in all court rooms for those with hearing difficulties. Please speak to court staff if you require assistance.

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.


Pay a Fine

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

Opening times

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

The Office will be closed from 1pm for staff training on the last Wednesday of every month.

Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8
July 10
August 7
September 7
December 4, 25, 26






Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links


There is an accessible court on the ground floor of the complex and the SCTS plan further work to make the upper floor accessible. A disabled ramp accessible from x Street provides wheelchair access.

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