The Courthouses in Halifax & Dartmouth

There are five courthouses located in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The Court of Appeal and Supreme Court sit primarily at the Law Courts building on Upper Water Street. Family law matters in HRM are heard at the courthouse on Devonshire Avenue. A new satellite courthouse on Mellor Avenue in Dartmouth is now the site for most criminal jury trials in the Halifax region. The Provincial Court sits in the courthouse on Spring Garden Road and in the Professional Centre on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth.  

Provincial Court Building with gardens out front.
Front Entrance of the Law Courts Building with Canada and Nova Scotia flags out front.

Law Courts

1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1S7

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Court of Appeal

Phone: 902-424-8962
Fax: 902-424-0524

Chambers Scheduling: 
Phone: 902-424-6937
Fax: 902-424-0646


Supreme Court

Phone: 902-424-6900
Fax: 902-424-0524


Phone: 902-424-7968 or 902-424-8962
Fax: 902-424-0524

Scheduling Coordinators:

Phone: 902-424-5782 (Chambers/Civil)
Fax: 902-424-8367

Phone: 902-424-7967 (Criminal)
Fax: 902-424-8367

Registrar of Probate

Registrar: Cora Jacquemin


Sheriff's Office

Phone: 902-424-8201
Fax: 902-424-8215

Brick building with a courthouse sign on the lawn.

Supreme Court (Family Division)

3380 Devonshire Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 5R5

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 902-424-3990
Fax: 902-424-0562


Large glass building with Supreme Court sign out front.

Supreme Court - Satellite Courthouse

7 Mellor Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 0E8

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (when jury trials are scheduled)

Jury Coordinator:
Phone: 902-424-7933

Provincial Court Building with gardens out front.

Halifax Provincial Court

5250 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3K 1E7

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 902-424-8718
Fax: 902-424-0551


Domestic Violence Court Program
Phone: 902-233-0386

Multi-story professional building with a tree out front.

Dartmouth Provincial Court

277 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4B7

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 902-424-2390
Fax: 902-424-0677


Dartmouth Wellness Court

Phone: 902-722-1040