The Courts Service has launched an appointment booking service for those wishing to visit its offices across the country.
Suitable times and dates for visits can be chosen by going to www.courts.ie/appointments, at any time.
The Courts Service has said that the online booking rollout will enable the offices to better manage their time and resources.
The move follows a successful pilot project in three Courts Service offices – the Central Office of the High Court in Dublin, the District Court Family Law Office, and Limerick Court Office.
Booking service now live
The booking service went live on 1 February for the Supreme Court Office and the Cork Court Office in Washington Street.
Since 1 February, an appointment can now be scheduled to visit the Supreme Court office to file:
- Applications for leave to appeal,
- Respondents notices,
- Application for leave booklets,
- Notices of intention to proceed,
- Case-management booklet,
- Appeal booklets, and
- Papers in respect of commissioner, notary public, and authentication applications.
For urgent matters, where it is not possible to book online, users are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
For those without access to email or online services, call 01 888 6395/6394 to make an appointment.
Since 1 February, an appointment can be scheduled to visit the Cork Court Office (Washington Street) for:
- Stamping (civil),
- Guardianship of children,
- Maintenance of spouses and children,
- Arrears of maintenance applications,
- Matters relating to passport applications,
- Pension adjustment orders,
- Queries regarding issuing of judicial separation or divorce proceedings, and
- Family law motions.
For urgent matters, such as domestic violence, an appointment will not be required – this will continue to be a walk-in service.
Those without access to email or online services may call the Cork Court office on 021 480 5600 to make an appointment.