Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and Family Court

Visit us:

10 New Street

Write to us:

Court Administration Centre
P.O. Box 10754

Additional information

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Opening times

Court open

9am to close of court business



(Crime customer service centre, if your case number has a mixture of letters and numbers, please use this email)


(Single Justice Service Centre)

Magistrates court

(Local Admin, for all other queries, please use this email address)

Family court

(C100 applications)

Social security and child support

(NCES matters)


01245 313300

(Magistrates Admin, for all other queries please call this number from 9am to 5pm)

03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre, if your case number has a mixture of letters and numbers, please call this number)

0300 303 0656

(Single Justice Service Centre if your query relates to a Single Justice case)

01702 283830

(NCES Office - from 9am to 4pm)

0300 790 9901

(National Payment Line- 24 hr line)

Family court
0344 892 4000

(from 9am to 5pm)

Family court fax
01264 347922
Magistrates court fax
0870 324 0091
Witness service
0300 332 1000
Social security and child support
0300 123 1142

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01245 313300.

Disabled access

This court has level access to the entrance of the building and all floors, lifts to all floors and easy access into courtrooms. There are also a number of disabled toilets on each floor.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome


Refreshments are available from vending machines.

Baby changing facility

This court has baby changing facilities on all floors.

Video facilities

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

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Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 1970

DX: 151020 Chelmsford 17

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