Livingston Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Livingston Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

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Livingston Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court is part of the West Lothian Civic Centre. The Civic Centre opened in 2009 and houses not only the Courts, but also West Lothian Council, West Lothian Social Work Department and Livingston Police Station.

Contact Details

Postal address

West Lothian Civic Centre,
Howden South Road,
West Lothian,
EH54 6FF


Main telephone

01506 402400

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Lorna McPhee

Civil department contact

01506 402400 option 3 for Simple Procedure/Summary Cause

01506 402400 options 4 for Ordinary Civil

All commissary work carried out

Criminal department contact

01506 402400 option 1

If you require a JP to sign documents, please see Signing Documents. For an appointment for JP's to sign documents please contact 01506 402400 option 1.




01506 415262


Jury helpline

Sheriff Court jurors: 01506 402424

High Court jurors: 01506 402458

Jury citation queries contact

01506 402400 option 2


PLEASE NOTE: In order to assist staff in dealing with the query, jurors should ensure that they have responded to their citation online before calling/emailing, even if it is their intention to seek excusal from jury service.

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 


Livingston is well served by public transport from Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the surrounding area. Use the journey planner for public transportation information.

By bus

Buses from outlying areas in West Lothian stop close to the civic centre. The main bus stance is located outside Livingston designer outlet which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the court, us timetables can be found on First Groups website. E&M Horsburgh also run buses in the local area around West Lothian, timetables can be found on their website

By rail

There are two train stations in Livingston, Livingston North which is approximately 2 miles from the Court and Livingston South which is approximately 3 miles from the Court. Neither station has a designated taxi rank. Visit ScotRail or National Rail Enquiries for train times.

By car

There is no long term public parking at the sheriff court. There are however various multi-storey car parks in Livingston town centre within walking distance of the sheriff court.

By taxi

The nearest taxi rank is located at the rear of the Livingston designer outlet shopping mall, near the bus stance.

By air

Edinburgh Airport

On Arrival

The sheriff court is located on the first floor of the West Lothian civic centre. When you come in the main entrance straight ahead is the main reception desk and to the left of the reception desk are the stairs up to the sheriff clerk's office and the courts. There is also a lift available at the west of the building.

The reception desk is at the top of the stairs leading to the sheriff court which is manned between 09:30 - 10:15, you should report here and advise if you are attending for jury duty and you will be directed to the correct court. If there is nobody on the reception desk follow the signs to the sheriff clerk's office and report to the public counter where you will be directed to the correct court.

If you have been selected for jury duty you should attend at the sheriff court at time instructed to you either on the jury telephone line or by the clerk of court.


There is a cafe located in the main foyer of the Civic Centre, serving a selection of sandwiches, soup, cakes, tea & coffee. The cafe is open from 08:30 until 14:00. There are also two vending machines which sell juice, crisps and a selection of snacks, also situated in the main foyer.

If you arecited for jury duty and selected to sit on a jury, lunch will be provided for each day the jury sits. This is served in the jury room. If you have any dietary requirements please bring this to the attention of the clerk of court so that alternative arrangements can be made.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people with hearing aids. Please contact the sheriff clerk's office prior to court starting 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

Mon - Thurs - 09:00 - 17:00, Fri - 09:00 -16:00. Please note that between13:00 and 14:00 the office operates a reduced service focusing on fines payments.

Public holidays


  • January 1, 2
  • March 29
  • April 1, 15
  • May 6, 20
  • September 16
  • December 2, 25, 26


Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

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