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Paisley Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Paisley Sheriff Court has occupied the building in St James Street since 1885 and was extended in 1998 to house the Sheriffs, Scottish Court Service staff and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff. In 2011, the Justice of the Peace Court, relocated to the St James Street building.

Paisley accessibility audit report has been undertaken of the building and an overview of the report: 

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

Paisley Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Paisley Sheriff Clerk’s Office

Staff Training Afternoons during 2016

The Public Counters within the general offices of the Sheriff Clerk’s Office at Paisley will close once per month at 1pm and will not re-open until the following day.

This is to enable local staff training and staff meetings to take place during these afternoons.

The reception desk will remain open to assist customers and also to advise local staff of any “emergency applications” which must be processed or dealt with during that afternoon.

The early closing dates for the offices are:-

  • 10 May 2016
  • 15 June 2016
  • 13 July 2016
  • 16 August 2016
  • 20 September 2016
  • 19 October 2016
  • 16 November 2016
  • 20 December 2016

Contact Details

Postal address

St James Street,
Paisley,
PA3 2HW

 

Main telephone

0141 887 5291. If you know the extension number you require, press the # key followed by the 6 digit extension number.

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Allister Wilson

Civil department contact

0141 887 5291 extension 436804

Criminal department contact

0141 887 5291 extension 436823 / 436829 / 436834

DX

PA48

Legal post

LP - 12, Paisley

Fax

0141 887 6702

Email

paisley@scotcourts.gov.uk

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. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Paisley accessibility audit report has been undertaken of the building and an overview of the report: 

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

Jury helpline

0800 7319088 - (no facility to leave messages)



Directions

St James Street is a short walk from Gilmour Street train station and the main bus station. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Contact Traveline Scotland for all public transport enquiries and assistance on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

www.travelinescotland.com

By rail

The main train station is Paisley Gilmour Street which is a short walk from the The Sheriff court. Trains run to and from Glasgow regularly. Visit scotrail or national rail for train times or call

By car

There is no public car park at the court. Travel by public transport is recommended. public car parking pay and display facilities are available in Glen Street and Glen Lane which are close to the court building.

By taxi

Taxis are available at the train station.

By air

Glasgow Airport

On Arrival

On arrival you should report to reception where you will be directed to the appropriate court, waiting room or office. A metal detector portal is located in the entrance of the building and you must pass through security before you enter the reception area.

If you require assistance in accessing the building, please contact reception in advance of your visit 0141 887 5291.There is work in progress to provide unassisted access for wheelchair users at the main entrance. 

On arrival, jurors should report to the reception desk where you will be directed to the appropriate court or waiting room.

Access for wheelchair users is at the side of the building through a gate to the left of the main entrance. Please contact reception on 0141 887 5291 if you wish to use this access.


Facilities

There is tea bar run by a children's charity, Beanfeast, next to the main reception area. It is open each day until 13.00. Please note that you will not be able to bring any drinks or hot food into the building.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon. Tea and coffee making facilities and chilled water are available in the jury rooms.

A fixed loop induction service is available at all reception counters and portable mobile loop induction service are available for all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact reception on 0141 887 5291, if possible, in advance of your attendance if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online please come to the reception and you will be directed to the fines payment office. You can now pay many fines by phone at 041 887 5291 extension 436828 / 4363829 / 436823.

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

Financial Penalties can now be paid online (excluding cases where driving licences are to be endorsed). See main website page for payment options.


Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:30

 

Public Holidays

2017

  • January 2, 3
  • April 14, 17
  • May 1, 29
  • August 7
  • September 25
  • November 27
  • December 25, 26

 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

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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