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,
KY12 7HJ


Telephone : 01383 724666

Option 1 - Fines and Criminal enquiries
Option 2 - Jurors/Deceased’s estate
Option 3 - Civil enquiries/Simple Procedure
Option 4 - Other miscellaneous enquiries

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Gail Smith

All commissary work carried out


Dates for 2019 as follows:-

  • 18 January 2019
  • 15 February 2019
  • 15 March 2019
  • 12 April 2019
  • 10 May 2019
  • 7 June 2019
  • 5 July 2019
  • 30 August 2019
  • 27 September 2019
  • 25 October 2019
  • 22 November 2019
  • 6 December 2019

Please telephone the Sheriff Clerk’s Office in advance to book an appointment (Option 4)





01383 621205


Jury helpline

01383 745480

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 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.​

Disabled users and car parking

The Court building is on one level and accessible to wheelchair users. There is a disabled parking space available within the staff car park. Please telephone the Sheriff Clerk’s Office in advance to book this space (Option 4).

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.


There is a café within the building for court users and is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. 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.

Please note we are unable to take fines payments between 4pm and 4.15pm as the court cashes up between these times. You can still make payment by telephone or online.

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

Opening times

The Sheriff Clerk’s Office is open as follows:-
Monday – Thursday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday – from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Please note: The Sheriff Clerk’s Office will close from 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month for staff training

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

June 1

July 20

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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