Visit us:The Law Courts
Write to us:Dorset Magistrates' Court
- Magistrates' Court location code:
- 98420 Bournemouth 4
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
This court or tribunal is open
Our courts and tribunals are open and have social distancing measures to protect you, the judiciary and our staff. Your hearing notice will inform you whether it is taking place in person, by video or by telephone. If you are self-isolating and cannot attend in person, please contact the court or tribunal immediately so they can consider alternative arrangements.
Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking longer to answer calls and emails. Please only contact us if necessary.
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 within 500 metres within the Civic Centre roundabout.
This building has level access to the building entrance, and court room.
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.
All court users and their possessions will be searched when they enter this building, including by passing through a detector arch. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.
This court has interview room facilities.
Baby changing facilities are available.
Court/hearing room video conferencing 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.
Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice - Witness Service.