Margate Magistrates' Court

Visit us:

The Courthouse
Cecil Square
Margate
CT9 1RL

Write to us:

Folkestone Magistrates' Court
Castle Hill Avenue
Folkestone
CT20 2DH

Additional information

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Opening times

Counter open

9:30am to 4pm

Email

Social security and child support
sscs_bradford@justice.gov.uk

Telephone

Enquiries
01303 227 800

(from 9am to 5pm)

Enforcement
0300 123 9252

(Customer Contact Centre )

Witness service
0300 332 1000
Social security and child support
0300 123 1142

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01303 227 800.

Disabled access

This building has a ramp to the building entrance, a lift between the ground floor and the first floor, and level access in to court rooms and hearing rooms.  

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.

Interview room

4 interview rooms are available on the first floor

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the female toilets on the first floor  

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement). Video link can be used for witnesses or solicitor linking to virtual court by prior booking.  

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Margate Magistrates' Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

  • Benefits

Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 1965

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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