Oban 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 Court House is a traditional Court building having been built in the 1890's, and is situated on Albany Street, in the centre of Oban next to the Police Station. There are 2 Courtrooms, the main one on the first floor, and a second smaller one on the ground floor.

The Court has jurisdiction over that part of Argyll and Bute comprising the parishes of Ardchattan, Muckairn, Coll, Colonsay and Oronsay, Craignish, Glenorchy and Innishael, Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Kilchrenan and Dalavich, Kilfinochen and Kilvickeon, Kilmore and Kilbride, Kilninian and Kilmore, Kilninver and Kilmelford, Lismore and Appin, Tiree, Torosay and that part of Jura consisting of the islands North of the Gulf of Corrievreckan.

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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Albany Street,
PA34 4AL


Main telephone

01631 562414

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Caroline Brady

Court accepts only the appointment of Executor applications. The recording of Inventories and issuing of Confirmaitons is undertaken at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

Admin department contact

01631 562414




01631 562037


Jury helpline

01631 562414 (recorded message entered for jurors)

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 courthouse is situated in the centre of Oban, on Albany Street, next to the police station. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Local buses and buses from outlying areas stop at the bus terminus in Station Square, 150 yards from the courthouse. Check timetable online.

By rail

The train station is 200 yards from the courthouse. Visit scotrail or national rail for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at the courthouse. There are a limited number of on street meter parking spaces on the streets surrounding the court. There are pay car parking facilities, off Albany Street, off Tweedale Street and on the North Pier. There is a free car park at Lochavullin Road. All are within a 10 minute walk from the court.

By taxi

There is a taxi rank in Station Square, a few minutes walk from the court.

On Arrival

All visitors should report to the Sheriff Clerk's Office, which is immediately on the left hand side as you enter the building. If you attending for jury duty please report to the sheriff clerk's office.

There is signposted disabled access to the rear of the building. Visitors are asked to ring a bell to gain access. This access is covered by CCTV cameras visible from the sheriff clerk's office.


There are drinks vending machines in the witness rooms. There are cafes, restaurants and hotels which serve food all day, within a few minutes walking distance from the court. 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 the courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please advise the sheriff clerk's staff if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or you can pay at the sheriff clerk's office.

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

The Fines Enforcement Officer is based at Dumbarton Sheriff Court, and can be contacted by telephone on 01389 736420

Opening Times

Mon to Thurs 09:00- 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 1300, 14:00 - 16:30.

Office will be closed for staff training at 1.00 pm on the dates below

5 March 2020

30 April 2020

25 June 2020

20 August 2020

15 October 2020

10 December 2020

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

July 27

September 7

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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