Peterhead 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 Sheriff Court in Peterhead is situated at the corner of Queen Street and St Peter Street. The courthouse was built in 1869 by architect William Smith and was extended in the late 1990's, as can be seen from the old and new appearance at the front of the building on Queen Street. Further renovation works were undertaken in 2019. The Justice of the Peace court was established in the same building in 2008.

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

Peterhead Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Queen Street,
AB42 1TP


Main telephone

01779 476676

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Tracey McDonald

All commissary work carried out




01779 472435


Jury helpline

01779 476676 - (with recorded message 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 court building is accessed from Queen Street. Ramp access is available via St Peter Street. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

The bus interchange is located on St Peter Street and is a short walk from the court building. For up to date timetables please visit stagecoach.

By rail

Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at this court. Queen Street has parking for a limited number of cars with maximum parking time of 45 minutes. There is a pay and display car park on Prince Street which runs parallel to Queen Street.

By taxi

There is a taxioffice on Queen Street.

By air

Aberdeen Airport

On Arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception which is located on the first floor. You will then be directed from there as to where you require to go in the building. If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to where you require to go in the building.

Wheelchair users can access the building via the ramp from St Peter Street. A lift is available for access to the first floor.


There are a number of local cafes and restaurants within walking distance of court building. If you are chosen to sit 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 both court rooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please advise the court officer if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or pay a fine at the reception on the first floor.

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

0845 6025228

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00, Fri - 09:00 - 16:30. Between 13:00 and 14:00 this office operates a counter only service and the telephones will not be manned.

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

June 1

July 6

August 31

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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