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Cardiff and the Vale Magistrates Court

Cardiff and the Vale Magistrates CourtFitzalan Place, Cardiff, South Wales, CF24 0RZhttps://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Cardiff+Magistrates+Courts/@51.4821413,-3.166742,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x486e1cc80a8f31a7:0x8bd06b321ee6d67716


Cardiff and the Vale Magistrates Court
Fitzalan Place
South Wales
CF24 0RZ

Phone numbers

General enquiries:  029 2046 3040
Fax:  0870 324 0236
Witness service:  0300 332 1000
Queries about fines:  01633 645 112
Pay a fine:  0300 790 9980
Fixed penalties:  01639 605 784

Cardiff Magistrates Court's opening hours

Court building opens: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Telephone enquiries: 8:30am to 5pm
Court counter open: 10am to 2pm


Enquiries: SW-cardiffmcenq@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Useful information for visitors

If you have a court case at Cardiff Magistrates Court you will be summonsed, or bailed, to attend either in the morning or the afternoon.  However, you should note that you may have a very long wait, particularly, if the cells are full because prisoners normally take priority.

When you arrive at Cardiff Magistrates Court you will have to go through an “airport-like” security system.  Immediately, after passing though this you should make your way to the reception desk, where you should give your name.  You will then be asked to wait in the waiting area until your solicitor arrives, or if your solicitor has already arrived then the ushers will be able to point him or her out to you.

Facilities available at Cardiff Magistrates Court

Refreshments are available at this court (cold drinks vending machine).

There are baby-changing facilities at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

On-site parking is NOT available at this court, however, there is private (fees apply) off-site parking available nearby (but not within 500m).  Public parking can be found at Knox Road Car Park, or on roads near to the court. There is disabled access and there are toilet facilities.  There are limited blue badge parking spaces on Fitzalan Road next to the court. However, if you have a disability and need help attending a hearing, you should contact Cardiff Magistrates Court to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss the possibility of making special arrangements. Guide dogs are welcome at this court, and Cardiff Magistrates Court also has a hearing loop system.

Information for solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals

Court/tribunal no.3251

DX: 743942 Cardiff 3B

Interview room facilities are available

Cardiff Magistrates Court has hearing enhancement facilities.

Prison Video Link facilities.

Legal fields covered at Cardiff Magistrates Court

  • Crime