Southend Magistrates' Court

Visit us:

The Court House
80 Victoria Avenue

Write to us:

Southend Magistrates' Court and Family Court Hearing Centre
Court Administration Centre
P.O. Box 10754

Opening times

Court open

9.00 am to 5:00pm

Telephone enquiries answered

8.30 am to 1pm.



(for Magistrates' Court matters)


(for Family matters)


01245 313300

(from 9am to 5pm)

Family court
0344 892 4000

(from 9am to 5pm)

01702 283 830

(from 9am to 5pm)

Magistrates court fax
0870 324 0091
Witness service
0300 332 1000
Family court fax
01264 347922

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01245 313300.

Disabled access

This building has level access to the building entrance, and court room.

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

Four interview rooms are available at this court. These rooms cannot be booked in advance but if you would like the use of one please see the receptionist on the day of the hearing.

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 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.

Southend Magistrates' Court

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Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 1624

DX: 151020 Chelmsford 17

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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