Dundee Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


The Civil office will close at 1.00pm each Tuesday until further notice for staff training purposes. As of 9th January 2018 this will cease and the opening times will be 9am – 5pm.

Dundee Sheriff Court building is an imposing listed building designed in 1833 by Edinburgh architect George Angus and completed in 1863 by William Scott. It was extensively renovated in 1996 and officially opened by the Princess Royal in 1997. The Justice of the Peace Court building is attached to the Sheriff Court building.

Dundee Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
6 West Bell Street,


Main telephone

01382 229961

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Laura McGeary




Sheriff Court: 01382 318222

JP Court: 01382 318262


Accessibility contact

If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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.


Jury helpline

Sheriff Court - 01382 318229

High Court - 01382 318228

(with recorded message for jurors)


The court is situated at the top of courthouse square in the city centre area of Dundee. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

City buses which stop close to the court in Lochee Road/Court House Square are numbers 8, 17, 26, and 28/29. Bus service (Strathtay) No 15 from the stops in Lochee Road (off Marketgait). All other out of town buses go directly to Seagate bus station.

By rail

The train station is about half a mile from the court and about a ten minute walk. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no public car park at the court. The nearest multi-storey car park is in Bell Street, a short walk from the court. There is also on-street (metered) car parking in West Bell Street and some in Lindsay Street and Tay Street (south of Ward Road).

By taxi

The main taxi ranks are at Nethergate, Commercial Street, Meadowside (at the top of Reform Street), Allan Street (off Seagate Bus Station), Hilltown and at the train station.

By air

Dundee airport

On arrival

On arrival, please report at reception or public counter. You will be directed from there to where you need to go in the building. To enter the building you will be asked to pass through airport type screening and your bags or briefcases may be searched.

If you are attending for jury duty please report at reception.

There is disabled access at the front of the building. If you have any specific access requirements please contact 01382 229961


The WRVS provide light refreshments on the ground floor from 09:30 to noon each day. There are a number of restaurants, hotels, department stores near to the court building where meals can be purchased at lunchtime.

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 01382 229961 if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or at the fines payment office is in the justice of the peace area of the building. You can also pay over the telephone 01382 229961.

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

Fines enforcement: 01382 318251

Opening times

The court building is open Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Office opening times Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Office open for phone calls/emails until 17:00 each day

NOTICE: Over the festive period as in 22, 27, 28 and 29 December all offices will close at 16:00.

Public Holidays


November 27
December 25, 26


January 1. 2
March 30
April 2,
May 7, 28
July 23
October 1
December 3, 25, 26


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links


If you have a text phone you can contact the court using Text Relay.

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court, a phone based service is available - ask for Language Line and the language required.

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