Hamilton Justice of the Peace Court

Exterior of the Hamilton Justice of the Peace Court

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Hamilton Justice of the Peace Courts was established 2010.

Hamilton JP Court is located in Campbell Street, Hamilton, the building is only staffed when the JP Court is sitting. From December 2013 the Court will sit five days a week. There is no public office in the building, all enquiries, including phone calls, fines payments should be made to Hamilton Sheriff Court in Beckford Street on 01698 282957.

Justices of the Peace can sign Warrants and Affidavits Sworn under Oath in respect of persons and addresses within this Sheriffdom. They can also undertake signing and countersigning duties in connection with a range of legal documents, including Statutory Declarations.

Please phone 01698 282957 (Sheriff Court, Main Building) if you wish to make an appointment for the signing of a document before a JP.

Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House, 4 Beckford Street, Hamilton, ML3 0BT

Main telephone

01698 282957

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Jean Flanagan




Criminal Department: 01698 201365

Admin Department: 01698 201366


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 the office (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available. To access this service ask for telephone interpreting 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 


Campbell Street is well served by public transport. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Information on the times of buses to and from all towns can be obtained at First Group Buses - Hutchison Buses - McKindless Buses or alternatively telephone "Traveline" on 0870 608 2 608.

By rail

The nearest train station to the court is Hamilton Central (5 minutes walk) with connections to Hamilton West /Larkhall / Motherwell /Blantyre /Bellshill and Uddingston. Information on the times of trains to and from all stations can be obtained at scotrail or national rail enquiries.

By car

There is no public car park at the courthouse.

By taxi

There are numerous taxi firms from all of the main towns. Please see your local press or telephone books for details.

Hamilton Sheriff Court encourages the use of public transport as part of its commitment to sustainable development. Jurors should be aware that taxi fares will not be reimbursed.

On Arrival

On arrival at the court please attend in the reception area. If you're coming to court as a witness or an accused person, please have your citation or other paperwork available in order that we can speedily direct you to the appropriate court or witness room.


There are some restaurants and also shops providing sandwiches etc to take away close to the court. 

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 a number of courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties. Please contact reception if you require to use this facility.

Pay a Fine

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

Opening Times

Hamilton JP court is located in Campbell Street, Hamilton, but it is an unmanned office, the building is only open when a court is sitting. There are no public offices in the building, all enquiries, fines payments etc are at Hamilton Sheriff Court in Beckford Street.

Public Holidays


January 2, 3
April 7, 10
May 1, 8, 29
July 17
September 25
December 4, 25, 26


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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