Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Exterior of the Stirling Sheriff Court

Stirling Sheriff & JP Court -

Offices will be closed between 2.00pm-5.00pm)

Urgent matters/applications during these periods please contact Alloa Sheriff Court on 01259 722734 or


Thursday            12 January 2023

Wednesday       15 February 2023

Thursday            16 March 2023

Wednesday        12 April 2023

Thursday              18 May 2023

Wednesday        14 June 2023

Thursday             13 July 2023

Wednesday        16 August 2023

Thursday             14 September 2023

Wednesday        11 October 2023

Thursday             16 November 2023

Wednesday        13 December 2023


If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 


Guidance was issued on 29 April 2020 stating that all commissary would restart from 1 May 2020 and sent to the relevant hub courts.

All commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

Small estate interviews are not taking place within the court buildings at this time, please contact your local Sheriff Court for more information and guidance.

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.

New, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will be heard in all 8 Tayside, Central and Fife Courts as follows.

Tayside, Central and Fife

Alloa Sheriff & JP Court

Stirling Sheriff & JP Court

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court

Dunfermline Sheriff & JP Court

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court

Perth Sheriff & JP Court

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court

Forfar Sheriff & JP Court

Unless the above Court is closed for a Public holiday, where by the following HUB courts will be in operation:

Falkirk Sheriff & JP Court (covers Alloa, Stirling & Falkirk PH custodies)

Kirkcaldy Sheriff & JP Court (covers Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy PH custodies)

Dundee Sheriff & JP Court (covers Perth, Dundee and Forfar PH custodies)

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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Act of Court -amended 2024 (signed)PDF186.42 KB17 Aug, 2023 Download
Act of Court -amended 2023 (signed)PDF188.37 KB17 Aug, 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
Court holidays 2023PDF189.40 KB02 Aug, 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
Act of Court 2022PDF180.51 KB13 Aug, 2021 Download

Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court serves a population of approximately 45,000 within the district of Stirling. The courthouse is located in the city centre and opened in 1875. In 2009 the Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building.

More information is available to help you when visiting the court - Information booklet Stirling Sheriff and JP Court

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Viewfield Place,


Main telephone

01786 462191

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Laura Mahoney

All commissary work carried out




01786 470456


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.


Viewfield Place is well served by public transport with many public amenities being located close by. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Stirling bus station is approximately a quarter of a mile from the courthouse off Goosecroft Road.

By rail

Stirling train station is about a quarter of a mile from the courthouse off Burghmuir Road. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car parking available at the courthouse. Parking is available at the Thistle Centre and near to the train station. Within 5 minutes walk from the courthouse there are a number of pay and display parking places on Queen Street and free on-street parking in Cowane Street.

By taxi

There are taxi ranks situated at the train station and at the entrance to the Thistle Shopping Centre.

On Arrival

When you arrive at the courthouse please report to the reception desk. There are notice boards and a screen in the main foyer showing in which court a case is calling. There are 4 courtrooms - courts 1 and 3 are located upstairs, court 2 is on the ground floor and court 4 is on basement level.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the courtroom.

A ramp provides alternative access for wheelchairs operated by a buzzer/monitor system.If you have hearing difficulties you can access sound enhancement facilities during court proceedings using a Loop system.If English is not your first language we can speak with you by using our interpreting service Language Line.A range of our documents and leaflets are available on request in other languages, in large print or Braille or as a recording.Should you have any other personal requirements not mentioned above, we will consider all reasonable requests and take practical steps to meet them.


Strathcarron Hospice Volunteers supply light refreshments between 09:45am and 12 noon. There are other cafes and bakeries within easy reach of 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 all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact the office manager if you require using 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

Mon- Thu 09.00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:30

Please note that the offices may close for staff training. Where possible details will be published in advance in the court building and on the website.

Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8
July 3
August 7
September 11
December 4, 25, 26



Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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