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Dunfermline Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court





The Dunfermline Sheriff Court Building opened in its present location in 1983 having previously been located on the High Street. It covers a large area of Fife from Kincardine in the west to Aberdour in the east and has joint jurisdiction of the Forth Bridges.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court  © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
1/6 Carnegie Drive,
Dunfermline,
KY12 7HJ

 

Main telephone

01383 724666

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Neil Rawlings

 

JP Signings by appointment.

All signings will be done once a month, on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm.

This will normally be done in court 4.

DX

DF17

Legal post

LP - 5, Dunfermline

Fax

01383 621205

Email

dunfermline@scotcourts.gov.uk

Accessibility contact

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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

 

Jury helpline

01383 745480

Directions


The Court is situated on Carnegie Drive opposite Debenhams, close to the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information..

By bus

Most of the buses entering the town pass the court building which is also within a 5 minute walk of the main bus station.

By rail

The nearest train station is Dunfermline Town and is approximately a 10 minute walk from the court. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no parking for the public at the court building but there is a large free car park on Leys Park Road, opposite the police station, which is a few minutes walk away.

http://www.carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/view/18146​

There is disabled parking space available within the staff car park. Please call to book this space.

01383 745470

Alternative parking is available in the town centre including a multi-storey car park opposite the court building, there a parking costs at these sites.

By taxi

There are various taxi ranks within walking distance of the court.

By air

Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport to Dunfermline being approximately 15 miles away.


On arrival


On arrival, you should report to the main reception desk in the foyer of the building. From there you will be directed to where you need to go. Enquires regarding civil cases eg. raising a small claims action or settling a deceased's estate can be made in room 2, the second office on the right. There are signs in the foyer for your assistance.

Jurors attending court should report to the main reception desk for further directions.

The court building is on one level and accessible to wheelchair users and parking is available for disabled drivers.

Facilities


The Cafe within the building is temporarily closed. A snack machine and water coolers are available in the foyer.

Jurors serving on a jury are provided with a buffet lunch and refreshments.

A loop induction system is available in all courtrooms. If you require to use this facility please inform the staff at the reception desk on arrival.

Pay a Fine


Pay a fine online or at the fines office. This is the first office on the right as you enter the front door.

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17.00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30.

The office closes each day between 16:00 - 16:15 to allow the fines to be reconciled.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order.

(please do not send cash through the post).

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service"

send by post to:

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

Fines payments: 01383 745476

Fines enforcement: 01738 493582

Opening times


 

Court building:

Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00

Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Public offices:

Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 16:30


Public Holidays

 


2017

November 27
December 25, 26

2018

January 1. 2
March 30
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 16
October 1
December 3, 25, 26

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links


Accessibility


If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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