Taunton Magistrates' Court, Tribunals and Family Hearing Centre

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The Magistrates' Court
St John's Road

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Opening times

Court open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Counter open: 9am to 4:30pm

Telephone enquiries answered: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


Magistrates court



(Crime customer service centre)

Social security and child support




Witness service

Social security and child support


03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01823 257 084.

No parking

1. There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off - site parking is available at Tangier car – park. 2. There are no parking facilities available at or near this building. Please use public transport which is available nearby. There are two blue badge holder spaces on site. These must be pre – booked.

Disabled access

This building has a ramp to the building entrance, a lift between the ground floor and the first floor, and level access in to court rooms and hearing rooms.

Assistance dogs

Guide dogs are welcome at this Court.

Loop Hearing

The building has heard enhancement facilities available.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched 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.

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 these to this floor.


Hot and cold drinks vending machines are available on the1st floor.

Interview room

Four interview / consultation rooms are available on the first floor.

Waiting Room

The building has a public waiting area outside each court or hearing room

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are located on the first floor.

Prayer / Quiet room

A quiet room for prayer or contemplation is available.

Video facilities

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

Wireless network connection

PublicWiFi is available.

Witness service

CA Witness / PSU section should just read: 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 Magistrates' Court, Tribunals and Family Hearing Centre

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Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 1450

DX: 122473 Taunton 7

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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