The Magistracy comprises three magisterial districts. All magistrates exercise co-ordinate jurisdiction.  Magistrates hear and determine:

  • All complaints and information for summary conviction offences, i.e. to be tried in the Magistrate’s Court or indictable offences, i.e. to be tried by a Judge and Jury in the High Court.
  • Such civil matters as provided by statue.

The Chief Magistrate is both the Accounting Head and Administrative Head of the Magistracy.

There are five magistrates attached to the magistracy.

  • Chief Magistrate- Serious Offences Court
  • Senior Magistrate - Kingstown Court No 1- Kingstown Magistrate's Court
  • Magistrate - District 2 Court
  • Magistrate - District 3 Court

There are three districts:

  • District I
  • District II
  • District III

District I has two (2) Courts

  • Serious Offences Court
  • Kingstown Magistrate's Court

District II has four (4) Courts

  • Georgetown
  • Colonaire
  • Biabou
  • Mesopotamia

District III has seven (7) Courts in total of which the Grenadines is a part of- four on mainland

  • Chateaubelair
  • Calliaqua
  • Layou
  • Barrouallie

Whilst the Grenadines has three (3) Courts

  • Bequia
  • Union Island
  • Canouan

There are no separate divisions within the District Court System.

Various Matters are heard – Traffic, Criminal, Civil, Application for Liquor Licences.


Credit Union League Building,
Pauls Avenue,
Office Hours (M-F)
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Court Hours (M-F)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 (784) 457-1091