Reading Magistrates' Court and Family Court

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Address

Castle Street
Reading
RG1 7TQ

Additional information

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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 5pm

Email

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

(Crime customer service centre)

Telephone

Payments
01869 853 290

(from 9am to 5pm)

Payments
0300 790 9901

(from 9am to 5pm)

Social security and child support
0300 123 1142
Enquiries
03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre)

Witness service
0300 332 1315

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 03308 084 407.

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 ground floor

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)

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Reading Magistrates' Court and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 1092

DX: 151160 Reading 25

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