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Paisley Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Hub courts

Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

This is one of the 16 Hub courts in Scotland dealing with new, first instance custodies. If the person appearing from police custody, has, or is suspected of having, Covid-19 he/she will attend via video link from a police facility. Where possible, video appearance will be extended to other accused.

Those accused currently in custody in one of Scotland’s Prisons having an appearance at court will generally ‘appear’ in court by video link.

Facilities are available for agents to act remotely. See Guidance in relation to remote hearings – attendance by electronic means for custody cases.

General information

This court is open for business, but please note the following arrangements at this time.

This court is only open to staff, judiciary, those with permanent office accommodation, media or parties who are directly involved in cases being heard in the building and who have been requested to attend at court.

Where court cases require personal appearance, intimation will have been made to parties in advance of the court date.

There is no public counter and members of the public will not be permitted to enter, unless requested by the court.

Fines can be paid online and by phone. See Fines Payment for latest information.


Sheriffdom orders during Coronavirus

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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Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB03 Jul, 2020 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB23 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 5 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF219.41 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 3)PDF156.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court 2020 (Public Holiday Custody Court Sittings)PDF34.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 2)PDF247.87 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings NS 26 March 2020(2)PDF132.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business 1PDF131.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF174.13 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 1) (24-03-20).pdfPDF142.91 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (updated)PDF145.81 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business 25 March_PDF101.28 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download




Paisley Sheriff Court has occupied the building in St James Street since 1885 and was extended in 1998 to house the Sheriffs, Scottish Court Service staff and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff. In 2011, the Justice of the Peace Court, relocated to the St James Street building.


Paisley accessibility audit report has been undertaken of the building and an overview of the report: 

Visiting the Paisley Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
Visiting the Paisley Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court - PDF version

Paisley Sheriff Court © Crown copyright


Contact Details

Postal address

St James Street,
Paisley,
PA3 2HW

 

Main telephone

0141 887 5291. If you know the extension number you require, press the # key followed by the 6 digit extension number.

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Fiona Smith

Civil department contact

0141 887 5291
Simple Procedure – 256813/ 256811
Ordinary Section – 256807/ 256819/ 256831

All commissary work carried out - extension 256 808

Criminal department contact

0141 887 5291 extension 256815 / 256 828

DX

PA48

Fax

0141 887 6702

Email

paisley@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury helpline

0800 7319088 - (no facility to leave messages)



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. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Paisley accessibility audit report has been undertaken of the building and an overview of the report: 

Visiting the Paisley Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court - Word version
Visiting the Paisley Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court - PDF version

Directions

St James Street is a short walk from Gilmour Street train station and the main bus station. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Contact Traveline Scotland for all public transport enquiries and assistance on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

www.travelinescotland.com

By rail

The main train station is Paisley Gilmour Street which is a short walk from the The Sheriff court. Trains run to and from Glasgow regularly. Visit scotrail or national rail for train times or call

By car

There is no public car park at the court. Travel by public transport is recommended. public car parking pay and display facilities are available in Glen Street and Glen Lane which are close to the court building.

By taxi

Taxis are available at the train station.

By air

Glasgow Airport

On Arrival

On arrival you should report to reception where you will be directed to the appropriate court, waiting room or office. A metal detector portal is located in the entrance of the building and you must pass through security before you enter the reception area.

If you require assistance in accessing the building, please contact reception in advance of your visit 0141 887 5291.There is work in progress to provide unassisted access for wheelchair users at the main entrance. 

On arrival, jurors should report to the reception desk where you will be directed to the appropriate court or waiting room.

Access for wheelchair users is at the side of the building through a gate to the left of the main entrance. Please contact reception on 0141 887 5291 if you wish to use this access.


Facilities

There is tea bar run by a children's charity, Beanfeast, next to the main reception area. It is open each day until 13.00. Please note that you will not be able to bring any drinks or hot food into the building.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon. Tea and coffee making facilities and chilled water are available in the jury rooms.

A fixed loop induction service is available at all reception counters and portable mobile loop induction service are available for all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact reception on 0141 887 5291, if possible, in advance of your attendance if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online please come to the reception and you will be directed to the fines payment office. You can now pay many fines by phone at 041 887 5291 extension 436828 / 4363829 / 436823.

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

Financial Penalties can now be paid online (excluding cases where driving licences are to be endorsed). See main website page for payment options.


Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:30

 

Public Holidays


2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

August 3

September 28

November 30

December 25, 28

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

 

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