Dumbarton Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Special arrangements – Dumbarton

To allow for social distancing, cases in the following courts have been allocated specific time-slots:

  • summary remand and intermediate diets

Accused persons will not be permitted entry into the court room until 15 minutes before their case is scheduled to call.

The schedule is in addition to the Court Rolls and is published at Dumbarton Sheriff Court business schedule.

Hub courts

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

This is one of the 15 Hub courts in Scotland dealing with new, first instance custodies. If the person appearing from police custody, has, or is suspected of having, Covid-19 he/she will attend via video link from a police facility. Where possible, video appearance will be extended to other accused.

Those accused currently in custody in one of Scotland’s Prisons having an appearance at court will generally ‘appear’ in court by video link.

Facilities are available for agents to act remotely. See Guidance in relation to remote hearings – attendance by electronic means for custody cases.

General information

This court is open for business, but please note the following arrangements at this time.

This court is only open to staff, judiciary, those with permanent office accommodation, media or parties who are directly involved in cases being heard in the building and who have been requested to attend at court.

Where court cases require personal appearance, intimation will have been made to parties in advance of the court date.

There is no public counter and members of the public will not be permitted to enter, unless requested by the court.

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


Sheriffdom orders during Coronavirus

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

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
COP26 Orderto discharge trials 25 to 29 Oct 2021 _Order No.1PDF81.67 KB22 Oct, 2021 Download
Act of Court 17.09.2021PDF34.78 KB20 Sep, 2021 Download
Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Court Holidays 2022PDF104.30 KB24 Aug, 2021 Download
Order No. 8 of 2021 in respect of criminal business - custody PDF340.46 KB18 Aug, 2021 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB03 Jun, 2021 Download
JP refixing order 19 March 2021PDF154.15 KB19 Mar, 2021 Download
Order No 2 of 2021 in respect of summary criminal business – refixing diets 1 March 2021s PDF347.71 KB24 Feb, 2021 Download
Coronavirus daily refixing 1-12 March 2021PDF421.79 KB19 Feb, 2021 Download
JP Refixing Order January 2021PDF402.82 KB12 Jan, 2021 Download
Order No 1 of 2021 in respect of Summary Criminal Business Refixing Diets 11 January 2021PDF421.14 KB12 Jan, 2021 Download
Order No 7 issued 4 Dec 2020 re Dumbarton Jury and First DietsPDF328.49 KB07 Dec, 2020 Download
Order No 6 issued 17 Nov 2020 Jury and First DietsPDF339.55 KB24 Nov, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for public holidays 30 November and Christmas 2020PDF82.12 KB22 Jul, 2020 Download
Transfer Order for transferring criminal business back to local courtsPDF127.69 KB16 Jul, 2020 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB03 Jul, 2020 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB23 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 5 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF219.41 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 3)PDF156.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court 2020 (Public Holiday Custody Court Sittings)PDF34.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 2)PDF247.87 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings NS 26 March 2020(2)PDF132.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business 1PDF131.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF174.13 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 1) (24-03-20).pdfPDF142.91 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (updated)PDF145.81 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business 25 March_PDF101.28 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Please note: 

Car park temporarily closed

The car park at Dumbarton Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court will be closed to the public from Wednesday 13 December 2017 due to repair works required to the court building.

There are alternative areas to park within walking distance of the court at St James Retail Park, and Park and Ride facilities are available at Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East train stations.


The refurbished and extended Sheriff Court building at Dumbarton was opened to the public in 2009. It serves the main towns of Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bearsden, Milngavie and Helensburgh. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in December 2009.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House
Church Street
G82 1QR


Main telephone

01389 763266

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Andrea Dyer

Civil department contact

01389 736464

All commissary work carried out

Criminal department contact

01389 736434




01389 764085


Jury helpline

01389 736426

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.


Use the Journey Planner for public transportation information.

By bus

For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit FirstGroup or use the journey planner.

By rail

The nearest train station is Dumbarton central station which is a five minute walk from the court. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is a public car park within the grounds of the court house and several disabled parking spaces at the front of the building. There are also several free car parks within a short distance of the court building.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank just off the High Street in Dumbarton town centre, which is within a few minutes walk of the court building.

By air

The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport which is approximately 12 miles away.

On arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception desk. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go within the building. On occasion you may be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

If you are attending for jury duty please report to the main reception desk where you will be directed to a court or waiting room.

Wheelchair users can access the building through the main entrance. A lift is available for access to the first floor which is where the court rooms are located. The public offices are on the ground floor of the building.


There is a cafe/tea bar on the ground floor (near the reception desk) which provides light refreshments. This is open from 09:00 to 13:30. There are also a number of local cafés and restaurants near to the court building.

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 main reception desk if you require to use this facility. The public offices also have a loop system available at the public counters.

Pay a Fine


Opening times

Mon - Thurs: 09:00 - 17:00

Fri: 09:00 - 16:30

The switchboard is available 08:30-17:00 on Mondays to Thursdays and 08:30-16:30 on Fridays.

Please note our offices will close at 2.00pm on the last Friday of every month for staff training. The building will only remain open until the days court business is finished on these days

Public Holidays


January 1, 4
April 2, 5
May 3, 31
July 19
September 27
December 6, 27, 28



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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