Visitors to the Court Office and public counter are required to go through security screening on entry to the courthouse.
The Court office and public counter is a central ‘one stop shop’ providing facilities which include:
- payment of court imposed financial penalties
- payment of fixed penalty fines (road traffic/litter/dogs etc)
- probate matters
- filing of a range of court documents and payment of associated filing fees
- document legalisation services
- maintenance (alimony) payments
- Commissioner for Oaths services
- supply of application forms and information packs
- basic assistance in understanding the forms and guidance materials available
- viewing of certain official registers and documents available to the public
- face-to-face customer service support
A charge may be made for the provision for certain of the above services.
The Court Office and public counter also provide a telephone payment service through a dedicated payments line:
Tel: +44 (0) 1624 686423.
During busy periods in the court office, customers using this telephone payments service may be asked to leave a voice mail message requesting a call back to enable a telephone payment to take place.
Callers should have their debit/credit card details and details of the fixed penalty or fine reference available, but should not leave these details on the voicemail message system.