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General Information

Location and Access
The Royal Court building is located in St James Street in St Peter Port, immediately opposite the Sunken Gardens and St James Concert and Assembly Hall. View here The Royal Court in a Google linked map.

Public entry to the building is through the revolving glass doors in St James Street.

There is very limited public on-street short-stay car parking in St James Street. The nearest off-street public parking is available at the Odeon car park, a short five minute walk away. Plentiful cycle and motor cycle parking is available just opposite the building at the War Memorial motorcycle park.

The nearest bus stop for bus services coming into St Peter Port is at Elizabeth College (bus routes 1A, 2, 3, 3A, 4 and 6S). The nearest bus stop for bus services leaving St Peter Port is in The Grange (bus routes 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4 and 6AS).

Reception and Opening Times
The Court's main reception is located near to the main entrance in St James Street and is open between 8.45am and 5pm.

Reception staff will be happy to advise visitors on the location of Court hearings, as well as directing callers to the public counters at the Greffe and the Sheriff's offices.  The opening times for the public counters at the Greffe and Sheriff's offices are as follows:

     Greffe: 9am and 4pm. 

     Sheriff: 9am and 4pm. 

Visitors are asked to submit Court documents for filing at the Greffe public counter and not at reception.

Disabled and Wheelchair Access
The Royal Court building is fully accessible for wheelchair users. A ramp is available at the entrance to the building. Once inside the building, all public areas, Court rooms and public counters are accessible to wheelchair users.

Public lifts are available to each level of the Royal Court building. Disabled accessible toilets are available throughout the Royal Court building.

If you require assistance of any kind during your visit to the Royal Court building, then please feel free to ask one of our Court Security Officers or Court Ushers at the entry to the building. Assistance can be arranged in advance by telephoning or emailing the Court Reception on +44 (0)1481 725277.

Security
Visitors to the Court building will be asked to pass through security screening before entering the building.  The aim of the screening is to:

•     ensure that the building remains a safe place for visitors and court users to carry out their business

•     ensure the smooth running of the Courts; and,

•     prevent prohibited items from being brought into the Court, including prohibited weapons, sharp or bladed instruments, cameras and alcohol.  A full list of prohibited items is available from Court Security Officers at the entrance to the building.

As part of the screening process, visitors will need to pass through a security arch and have any bags or luggage with them searched.  The process normally takes just a minute or two.