Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


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.


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Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Courthouse,
High Street,
IV30 1BU


Main telephone

01343 542505

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Frances MacPherson

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.




01343 559517


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.


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.


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

Pay a fine online or alternatively you can pay fines at the sheriff clerk's office located on the first floor.

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 enforcement: 0845 6025228

Opening times

Monday - Thursday 09:00 to 17:00

Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

June 29

August 24

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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