Satellite Court Moving to Barrington from Shelburne

Large red brick courthouse.

The satellite court serving Shelburne County will be relocated to the Barrington municipal building, 2447 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Barrington effective Monday, April 1.

“We know this satellite court is important to the residents of Shelburne County,” said Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “Keeping this service in the local area is a priority for the government and I’m pleased we were able to find a suitable location nearby.”

The relocation – from the former administrative building in Shelburne – is required due to the aging state of the courtroom and associated facilities in Shelburne. The building in Barrington previously hosted a satellite court and has the required facilities; work to further outfit the courtroom is underway.

All court users, including Nova Scotians with matters before the satellite court, have been notified.

Quick Facts:
  • the last scheduled hearing in Shelburne is March 27; the first scheduled hearing in Barrington is April 10

  • satellite courts serve as an extension of a larger nearby justice centre; the courthouse in Barrington is a satellite of the Yarmouth Justice Centre

  • the Barrington satellite court does not offer public services and only operates when matters are scheduled