Canterbury Combined Court Centre

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Canterbury Combined Court and Family Court Hearing Centre
The Law Courts
Chaucer Road

Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm

Counter open

Civil: For urgent matters only, by prior appointment

Counter service by appointment only

Family: For urgent matters only, by prior appointment

Counter open

Crown: Counter open from 10am to 4:30pm


County court

(Civil Enquiries)

Breathing space enquiries
Family court

(Including C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


01227 819200

(from 9am to 5pm)

Counter appointments
01227 819228

(from 9am to 5pm)

Witness service
0300 332 1000
Family public law (children in care)
0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01227 819200.


There is free public parking at or nearby this court.

Disabled access

This building has level access to the building entrance, and court room. There are limited disabled parking spaces available - please contact the court by telephone if a disabled parking space is required. Two disabled lifts are available.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Loop Hearing

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.


A cafeteria open serving hot food from 9am until 2pm, other refreshments until 3:30pm.

Interview room

23 interview rooms are available at this court.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement)

Wireless network connection

This court has wireless internet access available within the building.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Canterbury Combined Court Centre

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Court codes for legal professionals:

Crown Court location code: 479

County Court location code: 163

DX: 99710 Canterbury 3

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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