Southend Magistrates' Court

Visit us:

The Court House
80 Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea
SS2 6EU

Write to us:

Southend Magistrates' Court and Family Court Hearing Centre
Court Administration Centre
P.O. Box 10754
Chelmsford
CM1 9PZ

Additional information

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Opening times

Court open

9.00 am to 5:00pm

Telephone enquiries answered

8.30 am to 5pm.

Email

Enquiries
family.chelmsford.countycourt@justice.gov.uk

(for Family matters)

Enquiries
cens.warrants@justice.gov.uk

(For NCES matters)

Telephone

Magistrates court
01245 313300

(from 9am to 5pm)

Enquiries
01702 283830

(NCES Office - 9am to 4pm)

Family court
0344 892 4000

(from 9am to 5pm)

Payments
0300 790 9901

(National Payment Line - 24 hr line)

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 01702 283830.

Disabled access

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

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

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

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