Dunoon Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

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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Dunoon Sheriff Court was built in 1902 after an architectural competition was won by John McKissock & Sons of Glasgow. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2010.

Visiting Dunoon Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
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Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
George Street,
PA23 8BQ


Main telephone

0300 7900049

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Kim Wilson

We only accept Appointment of Executor applications.  The recording of Inventories and issuing of Confirmation is undertaken at Greenock Sheriff Court.




01369 702191


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 in the centre of Dunoon. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Local buses and buses from outlying areas stop in John Street (opposite Morrison Supermarket) and Alexandra Parade (opposite Riverside Swimming Pool).

By car

There is no public car parking at the court house. There is a long stay car park where parking is charged per hour at Moir Street (2 minutes walk). There is free parking at Hanover Street (5 minutes walk uphill) and the Coal Pier (5 minutes walk).

By taxi

The main taxi rank is outside the Burgh Hall, Argyll Street, opposite church Street. A taxi rank is also located at Dunoon Pier.

On arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception desk. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the appropriate area.

Wheelchair users can access the building via the lane to the left hand side of the main building. The assistance of Typetalk run by the RNID and Language Line covering 100 foreign languages is available.

If you would like us to contact you using either of these services, please email us at advising which service best suits your needs, your language choice. A brief outline of your enquiry would also help us to identify the person best suited to assist you.


There are no refreshment facilities in Dunoon Sheriff Court. There are a number of local cafe's and restaurants near to the court building.

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 the courtroom for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 0300 7900049 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

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30.


Public Holidays


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



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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