Luton and South Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court and Family Court

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Stuart Street

Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm


Family court

(for all Family matters)


01223 376000

(from 9am to 5pm)

01869 853290

(from 9am to 5pm)

Witness service
0300 332 1000
Family court
0300 123 5577

(for all Family matters, 9am to 5pm)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01223 376000.


There are 4 car park spaces in the Court House front car park for Blue Badge holders. Access is via the intercom to Security at the entrance to it in Buxton Road. The nearest Public Car parks for all other users are: Dunstable Place, Luton LU1 2QT and Chapel Viaduct Car Park 1, Stuart Street LU1 5FA

Disabled access

This Building has level access to the building entrance (which is to the right of the main entrance). There is a lift to the 1st Floor and level access into court Rooms 1,2, 3 & 4. There is a stair lift to Courts 5 & 6.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Loop Hearing

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. We have a security arch. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.


A lift is available in this building to access the 1st floor.

Public toilets

Are available on the 1st floor. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor and 1st floor.


There are hot and cold drinks and snacks vending machines on the 1st floor. Chilled Water is available in all public waiting areas on both floors and the Witness area. Behind the Court House is Café ‘Snack Attack’ which sells hot and cold food.

Interview room

There are 5 interview Rooms on the 1st Floor.

Baby changing facility

Baby Changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the 1st floor.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available for Professional Users only by appointment

Witness service

Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice Witness Service. You can get advice from your local Citizen’s Advice service, or Personal Support Unit

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Luton and South Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 1055

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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