Visit or write to us:Southernhay Gardens
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- Magistrates' Court location code:
- 98440 Exeter 2
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
This court or tribunal is open.
You should only go to this court or tribunal if you have received confirmation that your hearing is going ahead in person.
If you have a hearing coming up, we will contact you by post, email or phone before your hearing to tell you if it will take place and what you need to do.
You may be offered a remote hearing by phone or video.
Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking longer to answer calls and emails. Please only contact us if necessary. For example, you have a hearing confirmed and need to change the date because you’re self-isolating.
Find out how we’re managing hearings during the outbreak
If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact the court or tribunal to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss a reasonable adjustment you need.
There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off-site parking is available at Exeter City Council's Magdalen Road and Magdalen Street car parks.
There is a ramp with a slight incline to the building entrance. The building has lifts to all floors and level access into courtrooms.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
The building has a portable hearing enhancement system available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.
For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building. We have a security arch. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.
Lifts are available in this building to access the first and second floors.
Public toilets are available on the ground and second floors.
Accessible toilets are available and located on the ground and second floors. Lifts are available to these floors.
Refreshments are available from vending machines on site, with separate facilities for jurors.
Seven consultation rooms are available on the ground floor and seven consultation rooms are available on the second floor. These rooms cannot be booked in advance but if you would like the use of one please see the usher on the second floor on the day of the hearing.
This building has a public waiting area outside each court or hearing room. There is a separate witness waiting area available.
Baby changing facilities are located on the ground and second floors. A key is not required to access the rooms.
A quiet room for prayer or contemplation can normally be arranged by prior request. Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.
Court/hearing room video facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.
Access to GovWifi available.
Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice witness service https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-witness-service/.
Support Through Court (previously known as The PSU) is available on the second floor of this building to provide assistance.
Cases heard at this venue
- Information about adopting a childAdoption
- Information about applying for bankruptcyBankruptcy
- Information about getting a divorceDivorce hearings
- Domestic violence
- High Court District Registry
- Information about evicting tenantsHousing possession
- Information about making a court claim for moneyMoney claims
- Information about the Social Security and Child Support TribunalSocial security