Falkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

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.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Main Street,


Main telephone

01324 620822

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Dennis 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 contact: Carrie Diggins - 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

Pay a fine online or at the court.

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

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your fine or compensation order please contact the Fines Enforcement Officer: 0131 248 1854

Opening times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00

Fri 09.00 - 16.30

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

July 6

August 3

September 7

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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