Dunoon Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

About the court

Dunoon Sheriff Court was built in 1902 after an architectural competition was won by John McKissock & Sons of Glasgow. The Justice of the Peace Court was established in the same building in 2010.

Dunoon Sheriff Court

Contact the court

Location and postal address

Sheriff Court House
George Street
PA23 8BQ

Sheriff Clerk

Kim Good



0300 7900049

We only accept Appointment of Executor applications.  The recording of Inventories and issuing of Confirmation is undertaken at Greenock Sheriff Court.



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Phone interpreter

A phone interpreter service is available when you contact a court by phone or attend in person. To access this service ask for phone interpreter and the language required.

The phone interpreter service is not available during actual court proceedings.

Text relay service

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or are speech impaired you can contact us for free with Relay UK.

British Sign Language (BSL)

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 Contact Scotland BSL website.

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 13:00 then 14:00 to 17:00
  • Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 then 14:00 to 16:30

Staff training

Due to staff training the office will close at 13:00 on:

  • 17 January 2024
  • 13 March 2024
  • 08 May 2024
  • 03 July 2024
  • 25 September 2024
  • 20 November 2024

Public holidays


  • January 1,2
  • March 29
  • April 1
  • May 6,27
  • July 1
  • September 2
  • December 2,25,26

Directions to court

The court is situated in the centre of Dunoon. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.


By bus

Local buses and buses from outlying areas stop in John Street (opposite Morrison Supermarket) and Alexandra Parade (opposite Riverside Swimming Pool).

By car

There is no public car parking at the court house. There is a long stay car park where parking is charged per hour at Moir Street (2 minutes walk). There is free parking at Hanover Street (5 minutes walk uphill) and the Coal Pier (5 minutes walk).

By taxi

The main taxi rank is outside the Burgh Hall, Argyll Street, opposite church Street. A taxi rank is also located at Dunoon Pier.

On arrival

On arrival, please report to the main reception desk. You will be directed from there as to where you need to go in the building.

If you are attending for jury duty please come to the main reception where you will be directed to the appropriate area.

Wheelchair users can access the building via the lane to the left hand side of the main building. The assistance of Typetalk run by the RNID and Language Line covering 100 foreign languages is available.

If you would like us to contact you using either of these services, please email us at advising which service best suits your needs, your language choice. A brief outline of your enquiry would also help us to identify the person best suited to assist you.


There are a number of local cafe's and restaurants near to the court building.

If you are sitting on a jury, lunch and refreshments will be provided for you if the court sits into the afternoon.


Accessible hearing

A loop induction service is available in the courtroom for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact 0300 7900049 if you require to use this facility.

Sheriffdom orders

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court. Please also refer to the Rules of Court and the Sheriffs Principal Guidance.

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Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 2 of 2024PDF232.18 KB04 Jun, 2024 Download
Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde - Act of Court No. 5 of 2023PDF61.51 KB26 Sep, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No. 3 of 2023PDF116.08 KB23 Aug, 2023 Download
Order 1 of 2023 Lochgilphead and DunoonPDF61.56 KB14 Aug, 2023 Download
No 2 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody arrangments 2024PDF237.06 KB27 Jun, 2023 Download
Amendment to Kilmarnock Court HolidaysPDF60.54 KB13 Jun, 2023 Download
Amending Act of Court No 1 of 2023 - Court holidays and custody court arrangements - Monday 8 May 2023PDF79.76 KB23 Jan, 2023 Download
Final - Sheriffs Principal Guidance for Court Users - Electronic Submission of Documents PDF227.19 KB24 Oct, 2022 Download
PN no.3 of 2022 - PIDM (003)PDF361.90 KB19 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 9 of 2022 - PDF versionPDF78.78 KB03 Oct, 2022 Download
Order No. 4 of 2022 - Act of CourtPDF86.09 KB16 Sep, 2022 Download
Act of Court Holidays 2023PDF260.76 KB22 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Proceedings in the Sheriff Courts (July 2022)PDF181.07 KB20 Jul, 2022 Download
Guidance for Court Users - Child Welfare HearingsPDF172.56 KB13 Jul, 2022 Download
Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing (Scotland) Act 2001PDF193.24 KB11 Jul, 2022 Download
North Strathclyde Order of Court No 2 of 2022PDF45.27 KB06 Jun, 2022 Download
JP Court restart and transfer of LGH JP Court businessPDF49.74 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB19 May, 2022 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB19 May, 2022 Download

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