Hertford County Court and Family Court

Visit us:

Shire Hall
Fore Street
SG14 1DF

Write to us:

PO Box 373
SG13 9HT

The court's lift is not working at the moment. Courts 3 and 4 are on the third floor and only accessible by a spiral staircase. If you have a disability, and may be affected by this, please contact 0300 123 5577 for help about coming to a hearing.

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter open

By appointment only.


0300 123 5577

(from 9am to 5pm)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0300 123 5577.


Parking available in local car parks and in surrounding streets. Disabled parking spaces also available in local car parks and in surrounding streets.

Disabled access

This site has stair only access to the private interview rooms, family/prayer room.  There is no wheelchair access

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

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.


A lift is available to use.

Disabled toilet

Disabled toilet available.

Interview room

There 4 interview rooms on the first floor with stairs only access.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities available. Breast feeding can be done in public areas, however, private room can be arranged via written/email to court prior to visit.

Prayer / Quiet room

Prayer room available (shared use with Family Room).

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities are available (by prior arrangement).

Translators or Interpreters

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 221

DX: 97710 Hertford 2

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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