Alloa Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Alloa Sheriff Court

Alloa Sheriff & JP Court

Offices will be closed between 2.00pm-5.00pm)

Urgent matters/applications during these periods please contact Falkirk Sheriff Court on 01324 620822 or


Tuesday 17 January 2023

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Tuesday 4 July 2023

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Tuesday 21 November 2023


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


Guidance was issued on 29 April 2020 stating that all commissary would restart from 1 May 2020 and sent to the relevant hub courts.

All commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

Small estate interviews are not taking place within the court buildings at this time, please contact your local Sheriff Court for more information and guidance.

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.

New, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will be heard in all 8 Tayside, Central and Fife Courts as follows.

Tayside, Central and Fife

Alloa Sheriff & JP Court

Stirling Sheriff & JP Court

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court

Dunfermline Sheriff & JP Court

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court

Perth Sheriff & JP Court

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court

Forfar Sheriff & JP Court

Unless the above Court is closed for a Public holiday, where by the following HUB courts will be in operation:

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court (covers Alloa, Stirling & Falkirk PH custodies)

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court (covers Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy PH custodies)

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court (covers Perth, Dundee and Forfar PH custodies)

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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Act of Court -amended 2024 (signed)PDF186.42 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
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Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
PN no.3 of 2022 - PIDM (003)PDF361.90 KB19 Oct, 2022 Download
Court holidays 2023PDF189.40 KB02 Aug, 2022 Download
Management of Proceedings in the Sheriff Courts (July 2022)PDF181.07 KB20 Jul, 2022 Download
Guidance for Court Users - Child Welfare HearingsPDF172.56 KB13 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing (Scotland) Act 2001PDF193.24 KB11 Jul, 2022 Download
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download

Welcome to Alloa Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

Alloa Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court has jurisdiction over the whole of Clackmannanshire which stretches from Menstrie in the West to Muckhart in the East. Alloa is the main County town of Clackmannanshire which is often referred to as the “Wee County” as it is the smallest local authority area in mainland Scotland.

On this page you will find contact details, location of the court, facilities available, fines payments, opening times and daily court rolls.

Visiting Alloa Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
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Alloa Sheriff Court

Contact details

Postal address

47 Drysdale Street,
FK10 1JA


Main telephone

01259 722734

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

John Bicket




Civil Department - 01259- 219470

All commissary work carried out


Jury helpline

01259 726979

Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link -  the Next Generation Text Service

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

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.


The court is situated on the corner of Mar Street and Drysdale Street in central Alloa. The main court entrance is on Drysdale Street. The sheriff clerk's office is down the lane next to the court building. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

All buses entering Alloa stop in Shillinghill. For further information please use the journey planner.

By rail

Alloa train station is a 5 minute walk from the court. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court. There is parking free of charge just off the ring road and in Greenside Street. Both car parks are approximately 5 minutes walk from the court.

By taxi

The main rank is in Mill Street.

On arrival

When you arrive at the Sheriff Court please report to the court officer in the main foyer.

Jurors should telephone the jury helpline the evening before service to get attendance advice.

Wheelchair users can access both the court building and Sheriff Clerk's office through the main entrance which is provided with lift access.


There is an Anthony Nolan tea bar in the court building which operates in the mornings of court days.

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 aids. Please contact the court for assistance.

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 - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:30

Please note office will be closed everyday 13:00 - 14:00

Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8
July 3
August 7
September 11
December 4, 25, 26


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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