Taunton Crown, County and Family Court

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The Shire Hall

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Counter open

for civil enquires Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. For Crown equiries at Taunton Magistrates Court, St Johns Road, TA1 4AX

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm



(For contact outside of court telephone answering times)

Family public law (children in care)

(Paper process including C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Breathing space enquiries


Family public law (children in care)
01823 281 110

(Paper process)

Family public law (children in care)
0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Crown court
01823 281 100


0300 3321000

(Witness Service)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0300 3321000.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off-site parking is available within 500m of the Court, Crescent car park, Tangier car park, Enfield car park. There is limited parking on site for blue badge holders.

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.

Security arch

1. 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 pacemaker.


Lifts are available in this building to access the first floor.

Public toilets

Available on the ground floor

Disabled toilet

Available on the ground floor and first floor.


Hot and cold drinks vending machines are available on the ground floor.

Interview room

Consultation rooms are available at this court

Waiting Room

1. This building has a public waiting area on the ground floor and a separate witness waiting area. Please ask for details. 2. This building has a public waiting area outside each court or hearing room.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the ground floor  

Video facilities

1. Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available to criminal professional users only.

Witness service

1. Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice witness service https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-witness-service/.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Taunton Crown, County and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

Crown Court location code: 459

County Court location code: 347

DX: 98410 Taunton 2

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