Tain Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Welcome to Tain Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

On this page you will find contact details, location of the court, facilities available, fines payments, opening times and daily court rolls.

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Contact Details

Postal address

High Street,
IV19 1AB


Main telephone

01862 892518

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Christina Phiri

All commissary work carried out




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.


Tain High Street is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Stagecoach buses from Inverness and Dornoch to Tain stop on the High Street either opposite or outside the post office in Tain.

For timetables contact Traveline0871 2002233 or seethe website.

By rail

The nearest rail station is approximately a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public parking available at the court house. There are a number of free car parks off nearby streets.

By air

The nearest Airport is Inverness which is approximately 35 miles from Tain

On Arrival

When you arrive at the sheriff court please report to the sheriff clerk's office on the ground floor. 

If you have any mobility issues please contact 01862 892518 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor.


There are a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the court house.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 01862 892518 if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order. Please do not send any cash by 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 - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

July 6

August 24

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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