Sefton Magistrates' Court

Visit or contact us:


29 Merton Road
L20 3XX

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



0151 933 6999


Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0151 933 6999.


There are no parking facilities at this building, however there is a pay and display car park next to the court building.

Disabled access

This court is wheelchair accessible. Lifts and toilets are available for disabled customers. If you have any condition that might restrict your ability to use the stairs or to exit the building in an emergency, please inform a member of staff or security so that arrangements can be made to ensure your prompt and safe evacuation from the building should such an emergency occur.

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.

Security arch

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


Lifts are available in this building to access the first floor. A wheelchair lift is available between the ground and first floor for wheelchairs up to 72cm wide with a weight limit of 150kg.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on the first floor.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available and are located on the first floor. Lifts are available to this floor.


There are hot and cold drinks vending machines located in the first floor public waiting area.

Interview room

Three interview rooms are available on the first floor. If you need to talk with a member of staff in private, please ask to use the private interview room next to the enquiry counter.

Waiting Room

The building has a public waiting area on the first floor and a seperate witness waiting area. Please ask for details.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are located in the ladies toilets on the first floor. For fathers needing access to this facility please contact a member of staff.

Prayer / Quiet room

A quiet room for prayer or contemplation is available.

Video facilities

A video link/media room is available for vulnerable witnesses and victims and to view evidence.

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Posters are displayed on how to connect.

Filming and venue hire

Please contact us for requests to hire this building for events, or contact the Press Office on 020 3334 3728 for requests to hire this building for filming.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Sefton Magistrates' Court

This location handles:

  • Crime
  • Single justice procedure

Make a complaint:

Contact us to make a complaint

Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 1810

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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