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West Hampshire Magistrates Court (Southampton)
West Hampshire Magistrates Court
100 The Avenue
Enquiries: 02380 384 200
Witness service: 0300 332 1000
Queries about fines: 01633 645112
Fixed penalties: 01702 283860
West Hampshire (Southampton) Magistrates Court's opening hours
Court building open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Court counter open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm (4pm Friday)
Fixed Penalty Office: 9.30 - 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Information for visitors
If you are facing a road traffic allegation and this is not resolved by way of a fixed penalty, or if you are denying the matter, then you will have to attend the Magistrates Court. At Southampton Magistrates Court your hearing may take place either in the morning or the afternoon session, but either way you may have a very long wait. The reason for this is because Southampton Magistrates Court deals with all manner of criminal cases and tends to view road traffic cases, such as yours, as less serious than other matters (particularly those involving somebody in custody).
When you arrive at Southampton Magistrates Court the security staff will carry out a check of your belongings. After this you should approach the usher at the main reception desk where they will take the name and details of your solicitor who is attending. You can then take a seat in the waiting area.
Facilities available at West Hampshire (Southampton) Magistrates Court
Refreshments are available at this court.
There are baby-changing facilities at West Hampshire (Southampton) Magistrates Court.
There is disabled access, and there are disabled toilet facilities. Blue badge parking can be arranged by contacting the court 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 and other assist dogs are welcome at this court, and West Hampshire (Southampton) Magistrates Court also has hearing enhancement facilities.
Information for solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals
Court/tribunal no. 1304
DX: 135986 Southampton 32
The court has interview room facilities.
Prison video link facilities are available.
Legal fields covered at West Hampshire (Southampton) Magistrates Court
- Social security