A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.


To provide sound, timely judgements and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.


Welcome to the website of the Parish Courts (PCs) of Jamaica. This website has been redesigned to provide visitors with general information, including activities of the Courts and to provide a greater insight into how the Parish Court formerly Resident Magistrates’ Courts operate.
These Courts form an integral part of the judicial system in Jamaica, and their work is geared towards protecting the constitutional right of every Jamaican to equal and due process under the law. The Courts form the backbone of the Jamaican Justice System and is the first and only point of contact for many of our citizens. This court contributes significantly to the administration of justice in Jamaica in the adjudication of a vast number of civil and criminal matters each day.
The Courts operate in accordance with the rule of law which is vital to any progressive and democratic society.
It is our objective to make this website both user-friendly and informative. We invite your comments and suggestions, as we strive continually to improve this newly established website in order to convey to our users, relevant and accurate information.


FAIRNESS- The consistent and unbiased application of policies, legal principles, processes and procedures.

ACCOUNTABILITY-We are responsible for our actions in the discharge of our functions.

IMPARTIALITY- The disposition of justice and the delivery of court services free from external influence and bias.

INTEGRITY- We discharge our functions honestly.

INDEPENDENCE- Decisions are made based on a thorough understanding of applicable law, and without influence.

INNOVATION- The proactive and continuous pursuit of process improvements to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Judiciary.

RESPECT- We recognize and value the inherent dignity and rights of all stakeholders.

COMMITMENT- We are unwavering in our dedication to upholding the rule of law, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and ensuring the efficient administration of justice.

COMMUNICATION- The transparent, clear and timely sharing of information among internal and external stakeholders.

COURTESY- We consistently display politeness in our interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

ACCESSIBILITY- Court facilities, processes and services are conveniently located and easily accessed.

RESPONSIVENESS- We appropriately address the needs of court users in a timely manner.

EMPATHY- While discharging our functions we consider and seek to understand different perspectives in meeting the needs of our stakeholders.