The Royal Court Building has existed on its present site since the early 1800s, although the original building has been substantially redeveloped and extended on a number of occasions since then. One of the most significant extensions was completed in 2005 and this was followed by a major refurbishment of the original "historic" buildings.
Today, the Court Building caters for a very wide range of activity, including:
Criminal and civil court proceedings
Registration of births, deaths and marriages
Registration of property conveyances
Archives and research
Meetings of Guernsey's parliament, the States of Deliberation