Falkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Falkirk Sheriff Court

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court -

Offices will be closed between 2.00pm-5.00pm)

Urgent matters/applications during these periods please contact Stirling Sheriff Court on 01786 462191 or


Wednesday        1 February 2023

Thursday              2 March 2023

Wednesday        29 March 2023

Thursday             27 April 2023

Wednesday        24 May 2023

Thursday             22 June 2023

Wednesday        19 July 2023

Thursday             17 August 2023

Wednesday        13 September 2023

Thursday             12 October 2023

Wednesday        8 November 2023

Thursday             7 December 2023


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


Guidance was issued on 29 April 2020 stating that all commissary would restart from 1 May 2020 and sent to the relevant hub courts.

All commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

Small estate interviews are not taking place within the court buildings at this time, please contact your local Sheriff Court for more information and guidance.

New, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will be heard in all 8 Tayside, Central and Fife Courts as follows.

Tayside, Central and Fife

Alloa Sheriff & JP Court

Stirling Sheriff & JP Court

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court

Dunfermline Sheriff & JP Court

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court

Perth Sheriff & JP Court

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court

Forfar Sheriff & JP Court

Unless the above Court is closed for a Public holiday, where by the following HUB courts will be in operation:

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court (covers Alloa, Stirling & Falkirk PH custodies)

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court (covers Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy PH custodies)

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court (covers Perth, Dundee and Forfar PH custodies)

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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Act of Court -amended 2024 (signed)PDF186.42 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
Act of Court -amended 2023 (signed)PDF188.37 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
PN no.3 of 2022 - PIDM (003)PDF361.90 KB19 Oct, 2022 Download
Court holidays 2023PDF189.40 KB02 Aug, 2022 Download
Management of Proceedings in the Sheriff Courts (July 2022)PDF181.07 KB20 Jul, 2022 Download
Guidance for Court Users - Child Welfare HearingsPDF172.56 KB13 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing (Scotland) Act 2001PDF193.24 KB11 Jul, 2022 Download
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download

In the 1800’s the administration of justice in Falkirk took place in various locations such as the Red Lion Inn on the High Street, Wilsons Building opposite the Steeple and the Temperance Hotel which was in Bank Street. A permanent Sheriff Court House was built in Hope Street in 1868. The courthouse also contained prison facilities, prisoners having previously been temporarily confined in 2 jail rooms within the Steeple.

By 1980, the rise of court business meant that the old building which had served as a courthouse for over 120 years had become seriously overcrowded. A new site in Camelon was obtained and the present courthouse opened in 1990.

Visiting the Falkirk Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts - Word version
Visiting the Falkirk Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts - PDF version

Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Main Street,


Main telephone

01324 620822

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Karen McCall


552070 Falkirk 4


01324 678238


Jury helpline

01324 678237  (Please note this is a recorded answer machine message)

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.


Falkirk Sheriff Court is served well by public transport. Camelon train station is a short walk away and there is a bus stop directly in front of the court. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

There are a number of buses that go to Falkirk Sheriff Court including 37, 38, 338, 27, 19, 27 and 60. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit website or use the journey planner. Local and town buses are available from Callender Square, Falkirk.

By rail

There are train stations are at Camelon, Grahamston and Falkirk High. Camelon station is a short walk from the courthouse. Grahamston and Falkirk High are further away and a taxi may be required. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court but the surrounding streets are unmetered. The nearest car park is in Falkirk Town Centre.

By taxi

The nearest taxi rank is in Falkirk Town Centre

On arrival

On arrival please report to the reception desk. If unmanned, please attend at the public counter in the main office.

Jurors should report to reception. If the reception is not manned, a notice at reception will direct you to the appropriate court. The Procurator Fiscal's office is in Mansionhouse Road, Camelon, Falkirk, 0300 020 3000.

Wheelchair users can access the building at the main entrance. There is lift access to the first floor, please ask a member of staff to direct you to the lift. If you have any specific access requirements please call 01324 678217.

Languageline facilities are available for anyone who requires the support of an interpreter, sheriff clerk's office 01324 620822.

Most court cases are held in open courts and members of the public can view court proceedings. If a large group wish to visit the court, they should contact the office manager at 01324 678217 to arrange this.


The court has a cafeteria which is open to the public until 15.00.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop system is available in the courtrooms for those with hearing difficulties

The courtrooms are located on the first floor. A lift is available for those with impaired mobility

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 - 17.00

Fri 09.00 - 16.30

Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8
July 3
August 7
September 11
December 4, 25, 26



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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