Wigan County Court and Family Court

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Darlington Street

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm strictly by appointment only. Call 01942 405 405 for an appointment

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm



(Civil, Listing, Filing and Records)


(Family, Private Law and Divorce)


(Bailiff Enquiries)

Social security and child support
Breathing space enquiries


01942 405 405
Social security and child support
0300 123 1142

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01942 405 405.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building.  However, there are two parking spaces available for blue badge holders directly outside the building; please contact the court in advance for allocation. There are various public pay and display car parks in the vicinity of the court.

Disabled access

This court has disabled access and toilet facilities. Parking can be arranged by contacting the court in advance.  

Hidden disabilities

This site supports the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Lanyards relating to the scheme are available upon request at the court.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

This court has hearing enhancement faciities.

Security arch

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 a pacemaker.


Lifts are available in this building to access the first and second floors.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on the first and second floor.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.


There are two vending machines located on the first floor offering a range of hot and cold drinks, crisps and confectionary. There is also a water dispenser providing fresh drinking water which is available on the first floor.

Interview room

Six interview rooms are available at this court.

Waiting Room

This building has a public waiting area outside each court hearing room.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).  For queries please contact 0161 968 9720 and ask for Ann Davey ann.davey@justice.gov.uk or Claire Ryan claire.ryan@justice.gov.uk

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building. Text 'GO' to 07537 417 417 to get connected.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Wigan County Court and Family Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 374

DX: 724820 Wigan 9

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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