Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court

Eligibility and Services

The following services are provided at the office:

  1. DIVORCES;
  2. PROBATE & SUCCESSION MATTERS;
  3. ADOPTIONS;
  4. FAMILY MATTERS at the Family Court and the Supreme Court;
  5. CRIMINAL MATTERS in the Magistrate’s Court and the Supreme Court with the exception of murder which has to be assigned by the Court;
  6. CIVIL MATTERS in the Supreme Court and the Magistrate Court;
  7. TRAFFIC MATTERS;
  8. DRAFTING OF DOCUMENTS such as agreements, contract, powers of attorneys; and
  9. LAND MATTERS.

Fees

The Centre charges fees for its services, on a set scale. The maximum fees are substantially below what would be charged in private practice and fees are sometimes waived for the very poor or indigent. Questions are posed to Clients in order to determine their financial capacity and qualification for legal aid services.

Offices

There are currently two offices – a general office in Belize City and a district office in Orange Walk Town.

Consultation Fee

There is currently a consultation fee of $50.00 to see an attorney. Such fee will only be waived in extreme cases.

Appointments and Accessibility

Appointments can be done through the contact information provided below. However, Clients can be dealt with by simply walking into the office.

Contact the Courts

Office of the Chief Magistrate

Address: #1 Treasury Lane 
Belize City, Belize

Tel: +(501) 227-2522 
E-mail: sharon_fraser32@hotmail.com 

Belize City Magistrate Court

Address: #1 Treasury Lane 
Belize City, Belize

Tel: +(501) 227-6262 / 7164 / 7392 
E-mail: magistratecourt@gmail.com 

Civil Court

Address: 2nd Floor, Center Point Building
Belize City, Belize

Tel: +(501) 223-2131/ 223-1856 
E-mail: magistratecourt08@gmail.com

Corozal Magistrate Court

Address: 5 Avenue,
Administration Building,
Corozal Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 402-2340 
Email: magistratecourtcorozal@gmail.com 

Orange Walk Magistrate Court

Address: Hospital Crescent Street,
Orange Walk Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 302-2264 
Email: owmagistratecourt@yahoo.com 

San Ignacio Magistrate Court

Address: 2nd Floor Admin Building,
Corner of King and Buena Vista Street,
San Ignacio Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 804-2515
Email: sanigmagcourt@yahoo.com

Benque Viejo del Carmen Magistrate Court

Address: Church Street
Benque Viejo Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 803-2641 

Belmopan Magistrate Court

Address: Magistrate Court Building,
Market Square, P.O Box 229,
Belmopan, Belize

Tel: + (501) 802-2445
Email: belmopanmagistrate@gmail.com 

Dangriga Magistrate Court

Address: Sisters of the Holy Family Ave,
Dangriga Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 502-0052 
Email: danmagcourt@gmail.com 

Punta Gorda Magistrate Court

Address: Front Street,
Punta Gorda Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 702-0027 
Email: pgmagistratecourt@yahoo.com

Independence Magistrate Court

Address: Independence Village,
Stann Creek District, Belize

Tel: +(501) 503-2558 
Email: independencemagistratecourt@gmail.com 

San Pedro Magistrate Court

Address: Pescador Drive
San Pedro, Belize

Tel: +(501) 206-2237 
Email: spmagcourt@gmail.com