Court records refer to the case files and documents for a court case.
Examples of court records for criminal cases may include:
Note: If you wish to apply for court records for a civil or family case, find out how to apply.
You may apply for specific court records in a criminal case if you fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
Note: The document requested should also be restricted to what is necessary for the reasons indicated in the request to the court.
How you apply for copies of court records from criminal cases depends on which court the case was filed in.
The fees payable vary based on the type of court records you are applying for.
Item or service
|Registrar’s Certificate (1) and charges
|All other documents (including a copy of any judgment, sentence, order, deposition or other part of the record of any criminal proceedings) (2)
|Application for an additional copy of the record of any criminal proceedings or the grounds of decision (3)
If the case is registered via the Integrated Case Management System (ICMS), log in to ICMS to apply.
Refer to the step-by-step instructions in the ICMS guide to request court records (PDF, 1194 KB). You can pay the fees online. Your application will only be processed after you have made payment.
All applications are subject to approval. You will be informed via email of the outcome of your application.
If the court approves your request, you can download the documents online through ICMS.
If the case is not registered via ICMS, follow these steps:
All applications are subject to the court's approval. You will be informed via email or phone of the outcome of your application.
If the court approves your request, the documents will be emailed to you or you can collect them from the State Courts Service Hub.
The fees payable vary based on the type of court records you are applying for. They include:
Item or service
A copy of the record of proceedings or grounds of decision if a Notice of Appeal is filed in relation to a judgment, sentence or order of the General Division of the High Court.
$0.50 per page, subject to a minimum fee of $10.
A copy of any other document including judgment, sentence, order or deposition.
$5 for each type of document requested in the application, payable at the time of the application and $0.50 per page, subject to a total minimum fee of $15 for each type of document requested.
If you are represented by a lawyer, your lawyer should file the request via eLitigation using the appropriate forms:
You or your lawyer are to complete this Document Request Form (PDF, 99 KB) and submit the form via eLitigation as an “Other Hearing Related Request”. If you are self-represented, you may do so by visiting the Service Bureau at the Supreme Court Service Hub located at level 1 of the Supreme Court building. All applications are subject to the Court’s approval and payment of the applicable fees. You will be informed via eLitigation or email of the outcome of your application. If you have other queries relating to a request for documents, you may direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You or your lawyer should email the Document Request Form (PDF, 99 KB) to email@example.com. Alternatively, you may submit the form in person at the Supreme Court Service Hub located at level 1 of the Supreme Court building. If you have other queries relating to a request for documents, you may direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Pursuant to Paragraph 3 of the Fees (State Courts – Criminal Jurisdiction) Order, and Regulation 2(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (Prescribed Fees) Regulations, read with Section 426(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code