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Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


 

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Commissary

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.

Tayside, Central and Fife

Dundee  Sheriff and JP Court (which deals with Forfar custodies)
Stirling Sheriff and JP Court (which deals with Alloa 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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Dundee Sheriff Court building is an imposing listed building designed in 1833 by Edinburgh architect George Angus and completed in 1863 by William Scott. It was extensively renovated in 1996 and officially opened by the Princess Royal in 1997. The Justice of the Peace Court building is attached to the Sheriff Court building.

Visiting Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
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Dundee Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
6 West Bell Street,
Dundee,
DD1 9AD

 

Main telephone

01382 229961

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Gillian Stewart 

DX

DD33


All commissary work carried out

Email

dundee@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury helpline

Sheriff Court - 01382 318229

High Court - 01382 318228

(with recorded message for jurors)

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. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions


The court is situated at the top of courthouse square in the city centre area of Dundee. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

City buses which stop close to the court in Lochee Road/Court House Square are numbers 8, 17, 26, and 28/29. Bus service (Strathtay) No 15 from the stops in Lochee Road (off Marketgait). All other out of town buses go directly to Seagate bus station.

By rail

The train station is about half a mile from the court and about a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car park at the court. The nearest multi-storey car park is in Bell Street, a short walk from the court. There is also on-street (metered) car parking in West Bell Street and some in Lindsay Street and Tay Street (south of Ward Road).

By taxi

The main taxi ranks are at Nethergate, Commercial Street, Meadowside (at the top of Reform Street), Allan Street (off Seagate Bus Station), Hilltown and at the train station.

By air

Dundee airport


On arrival


On arrival, please report at reception or public counter. You will be directed from there to where you need to go in the building. To enter the building you will 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 at reception.

There is disabled access at the front of the building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact 01382 229961

Facilities


The WRVS provide light refreshments on the ground floor from 09:30 to noon each day. There are a number of restaurants, hotels, department stores near to the court building where meals can be purchased at lunchtime.

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 01382 229961 if you require to use this facility.

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


The court building is open Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 (16:30 on Fridays)

Office opening times Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 (16:30 on Fridays)

Office open for phone calls/emails until 17:00 each day (16:30 on Fridays)


Public Holidays


2022

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
July 18
October 3
December 5, 26, 27
 

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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