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Portsmouth Magistrates Court

Portsmouth Magistrates Court The Law Courts, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DQ https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Portsmouth+%26+Fareham+Magistrates+Court/@50.7957298,-1.0899669,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x48745da1e01b7857:0x25ffe78dd5d52cd8 16


Portsmouth Magistrates Court
The Law Courts
Winston Churchill Avenue

Phone numbers

General enquiries:  02392 857992   02392 857904   02392 819421
Witness service:  0300 332 1000
Queries about fines:  01633 645112
Criminal Listing:  02392 857915
Fixed penalties:  01702 283 860
Case progression:  02392 857945

Portsmouth Magistrates Court's opening hours

Court opening hours: 9am to 5pm (On Fridays 4.30pm)
Counter opening hours: 9am to 4.30pm (On Fridays 4.00pm)


Enquiries:  ha-portsmcenquiry@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Information for visitors

If you have been accused of a motoring offence and the matter is not resolved with the police, you will have to attend the Magistrates Court. Portsmouth Magistrates Court, usually, has hearings in both the morning and afternoon.  Even if you arrive promptly for your hearing time you may have a very long wait before your case is finally called.  The reason for this is that Portsmouth Magistrates Court tends to deal with other criminal cases first, especially those involving someone in custody, before it will hear the road traffic cases.

When you arrive at Portsmouth Magistrates Court, you will have to go through a security check.  After you have done this you will need to speak to the usher located at the reception desk who will take your name and the details of your solicitor who is attending.  You should then take a seat in the waiting area where your solicitor will shortly arrive to speak to you.

Facilities available at Portsmouth Magistrates Court

Refreshments are available at this court.

There are baby-changing facilities at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

There is disabled access and there are toilet facilities, but parking should be arranged with Portsmouth Magistrates Court by contacting them by phone or email in advance of your visit.  If you have a disability and need help attending a hearing, you should contact the 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 Portsmouth Magistrates Court also has hearing enhancement facilities.

Information for solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals

Court/tribunal no.1782

DX:  98494 Portsmouth 5

Interview rooms are available at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Video conference and prison link facilities are available.

Legal fields covered at Portsmouth Magistrates Court

  • Crime
  • Social Security