Chester Civil and Family Justice Centre

Visit or contact us:


Trident House
Little St John Street

Opening times

Court open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Telephone enquiries answered: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Bailiff office open: 9:30am to 10:30am

Counter open: By prior appointment only (High court 10am to 4pm)


Social security and child support

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Social security and child support

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01244 404 200.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off site parking is available within 100mof the venue on Pepper Street.

Disabled access

This building has level access to the building entrance, and court room.

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.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building. We have a security arch. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.


Lifts are available in this building to access all floors.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on all floors.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available and are located on the ground, first and third floors. Lifts are available to these floors.


Refreshments are available via a vending machine and water coooler.

Interview room

There are private interview rooms on the ground, first and second floors.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available on the ground, firstandthird floors.

Video facilities

Video conference facilities excluding prison to court video links [for courts only].

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building. Please read notices on display.

Witness service

Support Through Court (previously known as the PSU) is available on site to provide assistance.

Children's waiting room

The court has a childrens area on the second floor.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Chester Civil and Family Justice Centre

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Court codes for legal professionals:

County Court location code: 170

DX: 702460 Chester 4

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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