Jedburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Coronavirus outbreak

In response to Government advice we have restricted the number of courts in Scotland dealing with urgent business.

This court is closed until further notice.

The hub courts operating for each Sheriffdom are:

Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court

Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Livingston, Selkirk & Jedburgh)

Dundee Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Forfar and Perth)

Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling, Alloa, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy)

Inverness Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Elgin, Fort William, Tain, Wick and the Island Courts - except Lerwick).  Island custody courts will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Peterhead, Banff and Lerwick)

Paisley Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Greenock and Dumbarton)

Kilmarnock Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunoon, Oban and Campbeltown)

Hamilton Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring Airdrie, Lanark and Ayr)

Dumfries Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stranraer)

Please email the hub court for essential business only.

Check www.scotcourts, for any updates

You can still pay fines online at:

The Jedburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2008. The classical building, which was originally the Roxburgh County Buildings, occupies an important central site at the junction of Castlegate and Market Place and dates from 1812. The architect's name is not recorded. In 1793 Sir Walter Scott pled his first case as Advocate in the earlier Court House on the site.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,


Main telephone

01835 863231

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Gail Edwards

Admin department contact

Justice of the Peace: If you need a JP to sign documents, please see Signing Documents

For an appointment for JPs to sign documents please contact 01835 863231.

All commissary work carried out




01835 864110


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.


Castlegate is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses arrive at the bus stance in Canongate which is close to the court house.

By rail

No trains run in the Borders.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court. There is a public car park in Canongate just off the A68 trunk road with ample spaces which is free of charge and includes dedicated disabled bays. A limited number of free car parking spaces are also available in Abbey Place a few metres from the court building.

By taxi

There are no taxi ranks in Jedburgh.

On Arrival

On arrival, please report to the court officer or the main reception desk on the ground floor. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building. The procurator fiscal's office is located on the top floor.

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

If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office. Language line facilities are available for anyone who requires the support of an interpreter. For language line arrangements call 01835 863231.


There is a refreshment facility on the ground floor which is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays. Restaurants and cafes can be found on the High Street.

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 all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the sheriff clerk's office if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay your fine online or you can pay your fine at the reception.

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" and send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

You can also pay by phone using a debit/credit card as long as you are not required to produce your driving licence.

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13, 20

May 8

July 10

August 24

September 21

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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