For a small city, Kingston probably sets an Ontario record with four separate courthouses each dealing with different kinds of cases.

1. Frontenac County Courthouse

Built in 1858 and now designated a National Historic Site, the neoclassical limestone building throws together a combination of about as many fancy Roman ionic columns, domes, and an ornate fountain as you'll find in a Canadian public building. Its age and limited floor space make it of diminishing practicality as an operating courthouse, now requiring two other buildings in Kingston to also serve as courthouses.

Kingston Courthouse Directions & Parking 

Take Exit # 619 from the Highway 401 toward Montreal St/Battersea/Kingston. Follow Montreal St. for 6.5km, turn right onto Raglan St., left onto Barrie St. and then left onto Court St. 

Parking is limited. Short term meter parking is available on street. There are also longer term pay parking lots downtown. 

Kingston Courthouse Hours & Setup

Courthouse hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two-level building with two courtrooms located in the upper level. There is no duty counsel office available at this location. This courthouse only hears all Superior Court non-family matters, like all civil claims (including small claims) and all criminal matters that have made it here from the Ontario Court of Justice (which hears the vast majority of criminal matters). 

2. Kingston Courthouse - 469 Montreal Street (SCJ Family)

This courthouse deals with all family law matters. Duty Counsel is present to assist with family matters. 

Courthouse hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3. Kingston Courthouse - Wellington Street (OCJ Criminal)

This courthouse deals with all non-Superior Court criminal law matters. All criminal law cases in Kingston will originate here (even if later transferred to the Frontenac County Courthouse), including all bail hearings. Duty Counsel is present to assist with criminal matters. 

Courthouse hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4. Kingston Provincial Offences Court

This courthouse deals with all non-federal offences, including Highway Traffic Act, hunting and fishing, and by-law infractions. The court is presided over by a Justice of the Peace who should be addressed as Your Worship rather than Your Honour. 

Courthouse hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Kingston Courthouse Superior Court of Justice - Civil, Criminal & Small Claims

5 Court St, Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2N4


Kingston Courthouse Superior Court of Justice - Family 

469 Montreal St., Kingston, ON K7K 3H9


Kingston Courthouse Ontario Court of Justice - Criminal

279 Wellington St., Kingston, ON K7K 6E1


Kingston Provincial Offences Court

62 Montreal St, Kingston, ON K7K 3H5