Torquay and Newton Abbot County and Family Court

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The Willows
Nicholson Road

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Opening times

Counter service by appointment only

By prior appointment only before 4pm

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


Family court

(Including C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


01803 617880
Family public law (children in care)
0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01803 617880.


There is a public car park available at the front of the building which has a limited capacity, please ensure that you only park in the designated bays and do not use the marked disabled bays unless you have permission to do so  

Disabled access

This building has level access to the building entrance, a lift to the floors where the courts are located and level access into the hearing rooms. There are designated disabled parking bays available at the front of the building in the public car park.

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

For Safety and Security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter the building. We have a security arch. Please alert security if you have a pacemaker


A lift available at the main entrance to the first floor. The lift is suitable for wheelchairs, the maximum load is 8 persons or 630kg.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available the first floor of the building.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available and are located the first floor. A lift is available to this floor.


A hot drinks vending machine is available in the main public waiting area on the first floor.

Interview room

Five interview rooms are available at this court.

Waiting Room

This building has a public waiting area on the first floor.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the first floor.  

Video facilities

This court has Prison Video Link facilities which is also available for conferences and legal visits.To book a booth email subject heading, Video Link Booking or telephone 01803 617898.  

Wireless network connection

This court has wireless Internet access available within the building via the GovWifi service.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Torquay and Newton Abbot County and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 352

DX: 98740 Torquay 4

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