Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

Visit or contact us:


The Law Courts
Winston Churchill Avenue

Opening times

Court open: 8.30am to 5pm

Counter open: Urgent enquiries only 9am to 4pm

Telephone enquiries answered: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm



Social security and child support



Family queries

Family queries

Fine queries

Fixed penalties

Social security and child support

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 02392 819 421.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however, paid offsite parking is available within 100 yards in the Isambard Brunel Car Park.

Disabled access

Disabled access and toilet facilities are available. Parking can be arranged by contacting the court Security in advance.

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.


Cold drinks are available from a vending machine.

Interview room

4 interview rooms are available on the ground floor

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the ground floor

Video facilities

This court has Prison Video Link facilities which are available for hearings, conferences and legal visits. To book a booth email ha-southprogression@justice.gov.uk, subject heading Video Link Booking or telephone 02392 857918

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

This location handles:

  • Crime
  • Single justice procedure
  • Benefits

Make a complaint:

Contact us to make a complaint

Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 1800

DX: 98494 Portsmouth 5

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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