Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Princes Town/Rio Claro and Siparia Courts closed for sanitisation

The operations of the Princes Town/Rio Claro and Siparia District Courts have been adjusted until further notice.

According to the Judiciary, vacating the buildings have become necessary as a precautionary measure while the COVID-19 status of an undisclosed number of officers are being examined.

“While no one has been confirmed as COVID-19 positive, the usual precautions for this level of exposure have called for the current course of action.”

As such, no one will be allowed into the respective buildings until sanitisation has been completed.

The sanitisation of these buildings will be conducted as required and there shall be no in-person hearings or activities.

The public is reminded that the Judiciary’s Practice Direction dated September 16, 2020, originally dealt with the general discontinuation of in-person hearings except in limited circumstances.

Furthermore, there have also been adjustments to the operations of the Tunapuna District Court.

No reason was provided though the Judiciary noted that limited in-person activity will resume from October 1, 2020.

Persons seeking access to the court building must make an appointment in advance by contacting the court office via telephone or email

“There will however be NO in-person court hearings, except in limited circumstances as directed by Practice Direction of the Chief Justice dated September 16, 2020.”

Court hearings are being conducted virtually and services such as CourtPay, the Domestic Violence Hotline and e-filing are available.

The Courts may be contacted as follows:

Princes Town/Rio Claro District Court


  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 2991/1882
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 2985 or 312-4753
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 2986 or 286-4647
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 2995 or 281-6115


Princes Town District

Rio Claro District Court -

Siparia District Court


  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 1933 or 364-0880
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 1935 or 363--4178
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 1931 or 362-5752


Tunapuna District Court

  • (868) 223 -1060 Exts 2824/2826/2827-8
  • (868) 223-1060 Exts 2823 or 2839 Email:


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