Reading County Court and Family Court

Visit or contact us:


Hearing Centre
160-163 Friar Street

Opening times

Court building open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Court counter open: By prior appointment only for urgent Civil and Family Applications


Family public law (children in care)

(Paper process including C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

County Court


Family public law (children in care)

0118 987 0500

(Paper process)

Family public law (children in care)

0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Building facilities

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

No parking

No parking facilities are available. The court is in the town centre near the train and bus stations.

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.

Loop Hearing

The building has hearing enhancement facilities available by prior arrangement. Please contact the Court office by telephone or email if necessary.

Interview room

Ten interview rooms are available at this court.

Children's waiting room

This Court has a childrens room facility.

Baby changing facility

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

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities are available (by prior arrangement). Virtual visits may be accommodated by prior arrangement. Client consultation is only available for hearings due to take place at Reading, during the course of the hearing.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Reading County Court and Family Court

Make a complaint:

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Court codes for legal professionals:

County Court location code: 305

DX: 98010 Reading 6

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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