Wick Sheriff 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:

Wick Sheriff Court opened in 1866 and was designed by the Edinburgh architect David Rhind who adapted many Renaissance features, in particular copying the middle floor windows from the Vendramini Palace in Venice. The “A” listed building cost £6,000, half of which was paid for by the County.

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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Bridge Street,


Main telephone

01955 602846

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Peta Donachie

All commissary work carried out



Civil department contact

01955 602846

Criminal department contact

01955 602846

Admin department contact

01955 602846




Jury helpline

01955 602846 available from 17:00 until 09:00 on evening prior to start of trial.

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.


When you arrive at the Sheriff Court, please report to the Sheriff Clerks Office where you will be guided to the courtroom.

If you have any mobility issues please contact 01955602846 prior to attending as the courtroom is on the second floor of the building.

By Taxi

Wick Taxis

Jimmy’s Taxi  01955 602727        Johnny’s Taxi  01955605041

Miller’s Cabs 01955 606464

Thurso Taxis

Harbour Taxi’s   01847 892827    Ormlie Taxi’s  01847 893434

Meiklejohn’s  01847 892827

By Air

The nearest Airport is Wick which is approximately a 20 min walk from the Court House or 5 minutes by car.

Airport   01955 603914        Logan Air  01955 602294


On Arrival

On arrival at court, please report to the sheriff clerk's public office on the ground floor where you will be directed as appropriate. If you are attending for jury service please report to the sheriff clerk's public office where you will be assisted by the jury attendant.

Wheelchair access is available at the right hand side of the building. Buzzer for staff assistance (clearly signposted). If you have any specific requirements please contact the sheriff clerk's office on 01955 602846 on the day prior to your visit.

All visitors should report to sheriff clerk's public office on the ground floor.


There is a hot drink vending machine in the Crown witness room otherwise there are various cafes within a short walking distance from courthouse. If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided if the court sits into the afternoon.

A loop induction service is available in the main court room for people who have hearing difficulties. A portable loop system is available for elsewhere in the building. Please contact the sheriff clerk on 01955 602846 if you require to use this facility prior to your visit.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or can be paid in the sheriff clerk public office or by telephone using a debit/credit card on 01955 602846.

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

Fine enforcement: 0845 6025228

Opening Times

Court Building: Mon - Thu - 09:00 until 16:00: Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Office and telephone hours: Mon - Thu 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:30
Friday - 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 16:00

Office is closed everyday from 13.00 - 14.00

Public Holidays

January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8

June 29

August 3

September 28

November 30

December 25, 28


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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