Watford County Court and Family Court

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10 King Street
WD18 0BW

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter open

10am to 2pm (by prior appointment only).


County court

(for Civil (County Court) matters)

Family public law (children in care)

(Paper process including C100 applications)

Breathing space enquiries
Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


Family public law (children in care)
0300 123 5577

(Paper process)

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 us.

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 is designated disabled parking available in the private car park.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing Loop

There is a loop hearing system at this Court.


Lift available to all floors.

Disabled toilet

Disabled toilet facilities available.

Interview room

Private interview rooms are available at this Court.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities available. Breast feeding can be done in public areas, however, private room can be arranged via written/email to court prior to visit.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities are available (by prior arrangement).

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Watford County Court and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 362

DX: 122740 Watford 5

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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