Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

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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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Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 2 of 2024PDF232.18 KB04 Jun, 2024 Download
Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 5 of 2023PDF61.51 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No. 3 of 2023PDF116.08 KB23 Aug, 2023 Download
Order 1 of 2023 Lochgilphead and DunoonPDF61.56 KB14 Aug, 2023 Download
No 2 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody arrangments 2024PDF237.06 KB27 Jun, 2023 Download
Amendment to Kilmarnock Court HolidaysPDF60.54 KB13 Jun, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No 1 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody court arrangements - Monday 8 May 2023PDF79.76 KB23 Jan, 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
Order No. 9 of 2022 - PDF versionPDF78.78 KB03 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 4 of 2022 - Act of CourtPDF86.09 KB16 Sep, 2022 Download
Act of Court Holidays 2023PDF260.76 KB22 Jul, 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
North Strathclyde Order of Court No 2 of 2022PDF45.27 KB06 Jun, 2022 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB19 May, 2022 Download

The Kilmarnock Sheriff Court building opened to the public in December 1986. It is one of the busiest courts in Scotland. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2010.

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Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
St Marnock Street,

Main telephone

01563 550024

Sheriff Clerk/Main contact

Caroline McShane

Please direct all routine enquiries to or, if your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please call 01563 556559

Admin department contact

Alan Kerr - Criminal Office Manager - 01563 556556

Tracy McLellan - Civil Office Manager - 01563 554526


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Our fax machine is currently out of order, Please e-mail any correspondence to Sorry for any inconvenience.




Civil enquiries:

Jury helpline

Jury Helpline - 01563 550034 (with recorded message for Jurors - updated messages are accessible after 17:00 the day prior to the date of citation) on the Friday prior to your citation date. Further updates may be added daily after the date of citation. You will be advised if you require to call this number again by the Sheriff / Clerk of Court.

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 the office (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available. To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required.  

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 


Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court is well served by public transport. Suitable stops are situated on St Marnock Street and John Finnie Street. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey visit stagecoach website

By rail

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

By car

Please note that there is no public car parking available at this court. There are electronic signs on route to the court displaying spaces available in nearby car parks. St Marnock Street itself has a limited number of pay and display parking spaces (2 hours max). Blue badge holders can also park within this area without restriction. On street parking is available on Dundonald Road and Portland Road upon purchase of a ticket from the nearest ticket machine. The current cost is 80p / hour.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank situated on John Finnie Street and also at the bus station.

By air

The nearest airport is Prestwick Airport( 11 miles) There is a bus stance outside the airport which arrives at Kilmarnock bus station. From there, the court building is a ten minute walk. For up to date timetables or to plan your journey.

On Arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building. On occasion, when entering 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 appropriate waiting area.

There is disabled access at the front of the building and a lift is available within the building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact the sheriff clerk. 


There is a cafe on the first floor which provides meals and light refreshments. This is open from 09.00 to 14:00 Monday to Friday. There are a number of local cafes, restaurants and takeaways a short walk from the court building. A vending machine is located on the ground floor providing cold drinks.

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 court 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

The court building is open Mon -Thurs from 08.30 - 17.00, Fri 08.30 - 16.30 

Switchboard is from Mon -Thurs from 08.30 - 17.00, Fri 08.30 - 16.30

Office opening times: Mon -Thurs from 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30 -

Please note that the public and fines counters  close at 1.00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month


Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 29
July 3
September 25
December 4, 25, 26


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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