Preston Magistrates' Court

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Lawson Street

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm



(Crime Customer Service Centre)


(Booking of video hearings/booths or alternatively please ring 01772 208000 selecting)

Social security and child support


0330 808 4407

(Crime Customer Service Centre)

01772 208 000
01282 610 000
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 0330 808 4407.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however off-site parking is available on Lawson Street.

Disabled access

Disabled access and disabled toilet available.

Hidden disabilities

This site supports the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Lanyards relating to the scheme are available upon request at the court.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

A hearing induction loop facility is available in various courtrooms (please contact the listing officer).  Voice enhancement facilities are available at both the ground floor and first floor enquiry desks.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.


Hot and cold refreshments are available on the first floor.

Interview room

Consultation rooms are available at this court.

Baby changing facility

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

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).  For queries, please email

Translators or Interpreters

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Preston Magistrates' Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

  • Benefits (opens in new tab)

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Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 1790

DX: 318201 Preston 33

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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