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District Courts ceased to exist from 2nd June 2008

As of 2 June 2008, the District Courts ceased to exist in their current form. They are to be replaced with Justice of the Peace Courts, operated by the Scottish Court Service.

In advance of this, all District Court records are being transferred to the Scottish Court Service. After that, the former District Court offices in Banff, Inverurie and Stonehaven will not be able to accept payments of fines or fixed penalties:

From 16 May 2008:

Payments due to Inverurie District Court should be made to:-

Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court
Sheriff Court House
Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1WP
Telephone: 01224 657200

From 26 May 2008:-

Payments due to Banff District Court should be made to:-

Banff Sheriff and JP Court
Sheriff Court House
Low Street
Banff
AB45 1AU
Telephone: 01261-812140

Payments due to Peterhead District Court should be made to:-

Peterhead Sheriff and JP Court
Sheriff Court House
Queen Street
Peterhead
AB42 1TP
Telephone: 01779-476676

Payments due to Stonehaven District Court should be made to:-

Stonehaven Sheriff and JP Court
Sheriff Court House
Dunnottar Avenue
Stonehaven
AB39 2JH
Telephone: 01569-762758

Payment can be made by Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal Order and Cheque .


Cheques should be made payable to "Scottish Court Service"
Payments can be made by post, in person or over the telephone (Debit and Credit Card)

NOTE - this does not affect Environmental Fines, Dog Fouling Penalties and Anti-Smoking Penalties, which should continue to be paid to the Council, as before.