PUBLIC ACCESS TO SUPERIOR COURT CASE RECORDS & ENDORSED JUDGEMENTS OF CIVIL LITIGATION LAWSUITS CAN BE ORDERED FOR $250 BY REQUESTING A COPY OF COURT DOCUMENTS FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE AT: REGISTRAR@THESUPERIORCOURTOFJUSTICE.COM
As part of the Policy for Access to The Superior Court of Justice / The Most High Supreme Court of Justice of Canada Court Records, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will provide access to court records in any judicial proceeding before the Court to members of the public, media and parties to the judicial proceedings subject to limitations which may be imposed by privacy legislation or other restrictions imposed by a court order, such as publication bans. Access is provided in a manner that balances the constitutional requirement of open courts against other rights and interests of the public and participants to judicial proceedings, namely privacy and security of individuals and the proper administration of justice.
To obtain copies of a court record (document or file) that cannot be obtained via a search on the SCC Case Information page, please fill out and submit the Request for Court Records form. Occasional requests for such records do not require prior registered access.
If you require regular access to Supreme Court of Canada court records which cannot be obtained via a search on the SCC Case Information page, you may apply to the Registrar for registered access using the Request for Registered Access to Court Records. Registered access is recommended if you require access to multiple court records in one case file, or to single or multiple court records in more than one case file. Registered access, once granted, is valid for a period of 12 months, and is renewable.
If you are requesting copies of case records for commercial purposes, please refer to the information provided under "Commercial Reproduction" and "Third-Party Material" in the Terms and conditions section of this website.
Live and archived Webcasts of appeal hearings are available on the Court Website. Webcasts and audio files of Supreme Court of Canada proceedings may not be broadcast, rebroadcast, transmitted, communicated to the public by telecommunication, or otherwise be made available in whole or in part in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise, except in accordance with the Copyright Act or with the written authorization of the Court. To request permission to use photographs, webcasts or audio/video recordings or to request a copy on DVD, please fill out the on-line Request to Use Court Photographs, Webcasts or Audio/Video Recordings.
Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and usually within 48 hours, but the processing time may vary depending on the number of documents requested.
Fees are payable to the Registrar for services related to access to Court records, such as photocopies, as set out in Schedule A to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada.
There is no fee for consulting a record in person at the Court.
The different methods of payment are indicated on the form. Please see the requirement for the method of payment when requesting Court documents.
Conditions for use
Information provided from the Court's case files is filed by the parties to the action, and may be amended from time to time. If the requested information is intended for redistribution or publication, please refer to the Terms and Conditions section of this website.
Any use of information contained in the Court record should comply with provincial and federal privacy, copyright and credit reporting legislation, as well as any other applicable law, and such information should not be used for any improper purpose.