Councillors objected strongly to the closure stating that the decision would seriously impair Stroud residents’ access to justice.
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that all Stroud hearings will now be moved to Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court, 14 miles away.
The closure is expected to take effect between July 16 and September 16.
Town Mayor Kevin Cranston said: “This is just another needless cut in public services. The costs of travel to a distant court will effectively impose a fine on all accused no matter whether they are found guilty or not.
“The original basis of the local magistrates’ court was that local JPs reflected local values and knew their patch. This daft idea will break that link and further alienate people from the “establishment”.