Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

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Dundee Sheriff & JP Court

Offices will be closed between 2.00pm-5.00pm

Urgent matters/applications during these periods please contact Perth Sheriff Court on 01738 620546 or


Wednesday, 8th February 2023

Wednesday, 8th March 2023

Wednesday, 5th April 2023

Wednesday, 3nd May 2023

Wednesday, 7th June 2023

Wednesday, 5th July 2023

Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

Wednesday, 6th September 2023

Wednesday, 4th October 2023

Wednesday, 8th November 2023

Wednesday, 6th December 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.

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
Act of Court -amended 2023 (signed)PDF188.37 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
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

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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Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
6 West Bell Street,


Main telephone

01382 229961

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Gillian Stewart 



All commissary work carried out


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.


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


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


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 29
July 24
October 2
December 4, 25, 26



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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