The Courts of Nova Scotia operate in 12 larger communities across the province. Each location has at least one courthouse, some have more than one, and others also maintain satellite courthouses in nearby communities. Except for the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Courts sit in all areas of the province. The Court of Appeal is located at the Law Courts in Halifax; however, on occasion it will sit in other areas. The Bankruptcy Court holds scheduled sittings at courthouses across the province.
Click on any community below to see information about the courthouse(s) located there, including mailing addresses, email and phone numbers.

Courthouse Hours & Holidays

Regular hours of operation for all courthouses are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except for the following dates in 2023 when the courthouses are closed and the Courts will not be sitting:

  • Jan. 2, 2023 (in lieu of New Year's Day)         
  • Feb. 20, 2023 (Heritage Day)         
  • April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)         
  • April 10, 2023 (Easter Monday)         
  • May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day)         
  • July 3, 2023 (in lieu of Canada Day)         
  • Aug. 7, 2023 (Natal Day)         
  • Sept. 4, 2023 (Labour Day)
  • Oct. 2, 2023 (in lieu of National Day for Truth & Reconciliation)
  • Oct. 9, 2023 (Thanksgiving)
  • Nov. 13, 2023 (in lieu of Remembrance Day)
  • Dec. 22, 2023 (closed at 12 p.m. in lieu of Christmas Eve)
  • Dec. 25, 2023 (Christmas Day)
  • Dec. 26, 2023 (Boxing Day)