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Dumfries Sheriff Court

Dumfries Sheriff Court is situated in Buccleuch Street, Dumfries in the town centre.  Dumfries Sheriff Court is open from 9 am – 5 pm every daDumfries JP Courty (with early closing on Friday at 4.30 pm).  The court hears cases from 10 am – 4pm, taking an hour for lunch, from Monday to Friday.

Contact Dumfries Sheriff Court

To phone the court, call 01387 262 334 for the help desk.  The administrative staff will be able to direct your call to the relevant department.

Getting to Dumfries Sheriff Court

The court is next to the shop Barbours on Buccleuch Street.  It is well served by public transport.  The train station is on Lovers Walk, a 10-minute walk away.  It is 5 minutes from the main bus terminal in Dumfries, on the Whitesands (by the river).  There is local parking, which is free, but subject to a parking disc system.  Discs are available from local shops and are free. The closest to the court is Edgar’s Rolls, a friendly newsagents on Buccleuch Street.  They should be presented in the window of your vehicle showing your arrival time.  Each zone in town allows you a given number of hours of free parking.


Your case at Dumfries Sheriff Court

Dumfries Sheriff Court is often extremely busy, hearing between 6 and 50 cases a day.  Usually, all cases are scheduled either for 10 am or 2 pm, with the order determined by the prosecutor (the “Procurator Fiscal”).  As a result, it is normal to have to wait in court for a case to begin.  The public galleries in court have a comfortable seating area for this.  Individuals are advised to have phones switched to silent, or off, whilst the court is in session.

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