Magistrates and Magistrates' Courts

Magistrates' courts are a key part of the criminal justice system and 95% of cases are completed there. In addition to criminal cases, magistrates' courts deal with many civil cases e.g. family matters, liquor licensing and betting and gaming.

All local hearings are held at Croydon Magistrates Court.

Become a magistrate

Magistrates make decisions every day that affect the lives of defendants and, ultimately, everyone in the community - find out what magistrates do and how to apply to become one.

Further information

Croydon Magistrates Court
Barclay Road
Tel: 020 8686 8680
DX 97474 Croydon 6

Court number 2732 


Opening times

  • Court building open 9am - 4.30pm
  • Court counter open 9.15 am - 3.30 pm