To serve our community through an independent and impartial system according to the law.


The achievement of professionalism and excellence in the effective and efficient delivery of justice that benefits the community and maintains the rule of law.



  • Be accountable for our administrative and judicial functions
  • Employ our resources efficiently and effectively in line with best practice and world class benchmarks.


  • To deliver high quality service
  • To ensure properly trained staff
  • To value team work
  • To maintain respect for the community and co-workers
  • To take pride in our work
  • To be responsive to our stakeholder and clients

Judicial Independence

  • To ensure that the Magistrate’s Court remains independent in the exercise of its duties.

Community Trust and Confidence

  • To act without bias
  • To demonstrate integrity
  • To act independently
  • To value feedback from users

Governing Legislations

Legislation to which the Court are governed by:

  • The Magistrate’s Code of Procedure Act and amendments
  • Criminal Code  (Amendment) Acts of the Virgin Islands
  • Evidence Act
  • Virgin Islands Proceeds of Criminal Conduct (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Youth Court Act 2005
  • Drug Trafficking Offences (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Criminal Justice (Alternative Sentencing) Act
  • Coroner’s Act Cap 15 of the Laws of the Virgin Islands

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Magistracy, see below for contact information:


P.O. Box 140 
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: magistratescourtjh@gov.vg

Tel: 1-284-468-4360
Fax: 1-284-468-4302