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Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page.  

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.



  

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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Elgin Sheriff Court building sits at the corner of High Street and Glover Street and opened in 1866. The interior was extensively renovated in 2006 to accommodate the Justice of the Peace Court.

 

Fort William Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details


Postal address

Sheriff Courthouse,
High Street,
Elgin,
IV30 1BU

 

Main telephone

01343 542505

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Iain MacArthur

All commissary work carried out

Fees and Fines payments: Please note that no cash is retained in the office, so only exact money can be accepted by way of cash payments.




DX

520652

Fax

01343 559517

Email

elgin@scotcourts.gov.uk

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


Situated in the centre of Elgin at the corner of High Street and Glover Street. Please use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The bus station is a five minute walk from the courthouse.

By rail

The nearest rail station is approximately a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court, the nearest multi-storey car park is at the St Giles Shopping Centre, a short walk along the High Street. There is also some limited on-street car parking in the streets behind the courthouse.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank on the High Street in front of "The Muckle Cross".


On arrival


On arrival, please report to the court officer at reception or to the sheriff clerk's office on the first floor.

You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building.

To enter the building you may be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

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

Wheelchair users can access the building via the back door or the main entrance. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office.

Facilities


There are vending machines available in reception.

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 system is available for hearing aid wearers in all courtrooms. Please contact the sheriff clerk 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


Monday - Thursday 09:00 to 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays


2022

January 3, 4
April 15, 18
May 2
June 2, 3
August 22
October 3
December 5, 26, 27

Complaints


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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