Lanark 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:

Lanark Sheriff Court was totally refurbished over a period of two years and re-opened in 2004. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in February 2010.

Lanark Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
24 Hope Street,
ML11 7NE


Main telephone

01555 661531

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Carolyne C Blair

All commissary work carried out




01555 664319


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.


The court is situated two doors away from Lanark public library in Hope Street. The library is signposted from Lanark High Street which is well served by bus routes. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Several bus routes pass through High Street. The bus station is situated next to the rail station.

By rail

Lanark Train Station is a 15 minute walk from the court.

By car

There is no public car parking at the court. There are numerous public car parks within a 15 minute walk from the court.

On Arrival

On arrival, the public counter is immediately to the right of the entrance door as you come into the building. If you are attending for jury duty please report to the public counter.

Wheelchair users can access the court via a ramp at the front of the building. A lift is available to take visitors from the ground floor to the first floor level for access to the courts themselves.


There is a tea bar on the ground floor of the building. The tea bar is open from 09:30 until 12:00 approx. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for jurors if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction system is available in both court rooms and at the public counter.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or fines payments can be taken at the public counter at the right hand side of the building as you come in.

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

Opening Times

Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

September 28

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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