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Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


Hub courts

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

This is one of the 14 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. 

 

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.

With effect from 1 June 2020 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.

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
Practice Note No 1 of 2021 - Virtual Custody PilotPDF379.43 KB20 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus - Order 3 in respect of Summary Criminal and Justice of the Peace Business letter pleasPDF346.53 KB15 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus - Order 2 in respect of JP Criminal Business Refixing DietsPDF380.81 KB15 Jan, 2021 Download
Order of Court No 1 of 2021 Summary Criminal Business - Refixing Diets (11-01-21)PDF147.81 KB11 Jan, 2021 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Implementation of Practice Note No. 4 of 2020 (03.12.20)PDF170.13 KB03 Dec, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 5) (25-11-20)PDF105.07 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 18 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF253.88 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 17 in Respect of Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF262.65 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No 4) (Simple Procedure) (11-11-20)PDF627.54 KB11 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 16 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF252.22 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Order 15 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF269.70 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business No 4 (23-10-2020)PDF105.60 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2021PDF168.53 KB01 Sep, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 5PDF145.44 KB28 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 14 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF251.98 KB27 Aug, 2020 Download
Criminal Business No 3 (19-08-20)PDF104.67 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 13 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF129.29 KB11 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 12 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF287.56 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 11 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF249.81 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 4PDF144.75 KB09 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 10 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF147.08 KB06 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF325.06 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 3 of 2020PDF140.09 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business No 3PDF238.05 KB18 Jun, 2020 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal Business (all Fife cases to Kirkcaldy)PDF274.05 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 7 of 2020 - Criminal BusinessPDF379.47 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court - TCF - Number 2 of 2020PDF141.30 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 6 of 2020 - Criminal Business PDF403.88 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 (No 2) - Criminal Court HolidaysPDF70.74 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Practice Note No. 1 of 2020 - Commercial actionsPDF333.36 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 5 of 2020PDF314.88 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 4 of 2020PDF157.50 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 3 of 2020PDF155.99 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 2 of 2020PDF140.41 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Solemn and Summary Proceedings - Order No. 1 of 2020PDF133.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF155.46 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re AWI applicationsPDF158.42 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (24-03-20)PDF118.82 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No1) (24-03-20) (Dundee)PDF108.04 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No2) (24-03-20) (Falkirk)PDF107.77 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download




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.

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Contact details


Postal address

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

 

Main telephone

01382 229961

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Johanne Whyte 

DX

DD33

Fax

Sheriff Court: 01382 318222

JP Court: 01382 318262

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



2020

November 30
December 25, 28

2021

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

 

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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