South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

Visit or contact us:


Secretan Way
Tyne & Wear
South Shields
NE33 1RG

Warning Telephone enquiries are now answered between 9am and 5pm.

Opening times

Court open

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Counter service by appointment only

10am to 4pm Monday to Friday



(Crime customer service centre)

Social security and child support


0191 455 8800
03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre)

0191 298 2280
Citizens advice
0300 332 1000
0191 440 7203

(Opening Hours: - 8:00am - 4.00pm)

Social security and child support
0300 123 1142

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0191 455 8800.

No parking

There are no public parking facilities available at the building. Public transport is available to the building via the bus and metro Interchange.

Disabled access

Disabled access

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.

Public toilets

There are public toilets on the ground floor.

Disabled toilet

Disabled toilet on the first floor.


Water dispensers are available to the public on the ground floor.

Interview room

Interview 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)

Wireless network connection

Gov Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.Personal passwords are provided when one signsup to it.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

South Tyneside 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: 2853

DX: 65143 South Shields 3

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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