Durham Crown Court

Visit or contact us:


The Law Courts
Old Elvet

Opening times

Court open: 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Counter open: 8:30am to 5pm



Witness care unit

Citizens Advice Witness Service

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0191 3866714.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogsare 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.

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.

Durham Crown Court

This location handles:

  • Crime
  • Single justice procedure

Make a complaint:

Contact us to make a complaint

Court codes for legal professionals:

Crown Court location code: 422

DX: 65112 Durham 4

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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