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Perth Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

 

Perth Sheriff Court House is an imposing listed building situated on the banks of the river Tay. The building, designed by London architect Sir Robert Smirke, was built in 1819 and stands on the site of Gowrie House, the place where a plot to kill King James VI was hatched in 1600.

There are currently 5 court rooms with 3 resident Sheriffs. The Sheriffs and the Sheriff Clerk's staff deal with a variety of business which fall into the categories of Criminal, Civil and Commissary. The JP Court is dealt with by a Justice of the Peace, a Legal Advisor and a Clerk.

Perth Sheriff Court © Crown copyright

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Tay Street,
Perth,
PH2 8NL

 

Main telephone

01738 620546

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Johanne Whyte 

DX

PE20

Legal post

LP - 8, Perth

Fax

01738 623601

Email

perth@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

 

Jury helpline

01738 492858 - Sheriff & Jury helpline

01738 492859 - High Court jury helpline


Directions

Use journey planner for public transportation information.

On Arrival

On arrival please report to the main reception desk in the building through the front door and turn to the immediate right.

If you are attending for Jury service please have your citation information readily available when checking in at front entrance reception and you will directed to the appropriate court.

Wheelchair users can access the building through the side door at Canal street at the left side of the front of the building. An entry system is situated here and court staff will assist as required.

Facilities

The WRVS run a snack bar service on the ground floor from 9.30am until 12 noon. There are several restaurants close to the court house.

If you are serving on a jury a light lunch will be provided at a local hotel nearby.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or pay at the court.

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

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30.


Perth Sheriff Clerk’s Office

Will close at 1.00pm on:

Wednesday 4 October

Tuesday 10 October

Wednesday 18 October

Tuesday 24 October


Public Holidays

2017

  • January 2, 3
  • April 14, 17
  • May 1, 29
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • 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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