Chester Magistrates' Court

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Address

Grosvenor Street
Chester
CH1 2XA

There are no operating vending machines

Additional information

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Email

Social security and child support
sscsa-liverpool@justice.gov.uk
Enquiries
contactcrime@justice.gov.uk

(Crime customer service centre)

Telephone

Enquiries
01244 405 790
Payments
0300 790 9901

(Pay a fine)

Payments
01928 703 324

(Fine queries)

Citizens advice
0300 332 1000
Social security and child support
0300 123 1142
Enquiries
03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01244 405 790.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off-site parking is available as follows: 1) Cuppin Street Car Park 2) Little Roodee Car Park, off Grosvenor Road on Castle Drive

Disabled access

Disabled access, toilet facilities and an accessible lift are available.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

The building has hearing enhancement facilities available by prior arrangement.  Please contact the court office by telephone or email if necessary.

Security arch

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

Lift

Lifts are available in this building to access all floors.  Lifts cannot be used in the event of a fire evacuation so please make security or an usher aware of any mobility issues and assistance required in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available in the ground floor public waiting area.

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is available in the ground floor public waiting area.

Refreshments

There are no catering facilities, vending machines or food and drink available at this venue.

Interview room

Five interview rooms are available at this court.

Waiting Room

Public waiting areas are available on the ground and first floor.  There is a separate waiting area on the ground floor for witnesses.

Baby changing facility

A breastfeeding room can be made available upon request.

Prayer / Quiet room

A prayer mat is available.  Please report to security who will find a suitable room.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).  For queries please contact CheshireVirtualHearings@justice.gov.uk. 

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building.  Access via PCU or GovWifi.

Witness service

Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice witness service: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-witness-service/  

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Chester Magistrates' Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

  • Benefits

Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 1729

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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HMCTS Common Platform

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