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NOTE: Fees are subject to change
There is no charge to access criminal court documents or search criminal court files in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.
The Ontario Court of Justice fee schedule and the Superior Court of Justice fee schedule, under the Administration of Justice Act, set out the fee to be paid whenever a member of the public requests and is granted copies of all or portions of an Ontario Court of Justice criminal court record. The following copy fees apply:
For copies of documents in provincially-administered Ontario Court of Justice courts:
For copies of documents in municipally-administered Ontario Court of Justice courts, also known as Provincial Offences Act courts:
For copies of Superior Court of Justice documents:
Copies of Informations, indictments and judicial interim release documents shall be provided upon request to the accused and their counsel of record without copy fees being charged. Requests should be made in person at the counter, or in writing by mail or facsimile transmission (FAX).
There is no fee to access court documents in the Ontario Court of Justice. Access to court documents, where there is no statutory provision or court order that restricts access, may be obtained at the originating or filing court.
There is no fee to access court documents at:
The following chart summarizes the prescribed fees under the Administration of Justice Act to access court documents in the Superior Court of Justice, including Small Claims Court and the Enforcement Office.
|Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal
(excluding family cases that are not appeals)
(O. Reg. 293/92)
|Small Claims Court
(O. Reg. 432/93)
|For the preparation of records of orders (per name)||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|To inspect a court file (per file)|
|By a solicitor (see note *) or party in the proceeding||No charge||No charge||n/a|
|By a person who has entered into an agreement with the Attorney General for the bulk inspection of court files||$4.00||$1.00||n/a|
|By any other person||$10.00||$10.00||n/a|
|For the retrieval from storage of a court file||$61.00||n/a||n/a|
|For a search for writs (per name searched)||n/a||n/a||$11.00|
|For a report showing the details of a writ, lien or order (per report)||n/a||n/a||$6.00
(maximum $60.00 per name)
The following chart summarizes copy fees prescribed under the Administration of Justice Act for each level of court.
|For a copy on cd of a digital recording of a court hearing||i. For a single day's recording||ii. For each additional day's recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subitem i|
|Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal –
Fees O. Reg. 293/92,
Amended by O. Reg. 169/07
& O. Reg. 247/12
|Superior Court of Justice –Family Court -
Fees O. Reg. 417/95,
Amended by O. Reg. 170/07
& O. Reg. 249/12
|Small Claims Court – Fees and Allowances -
O. Reg. 432/93,
Amended by O. Reg. 248/12
|Ontario Court of Justice –
Fees O. Reg. 210/07,
Amended by O. Reg. 250/12
for provincially administered courts
|Sheriff's Office O. Reg. 94/92||$3.50
see note *
see note *
Court staff must provide photocopies of endorsements to parties to a case or their lawyer at no charge.
There is a fee waiver mechanism for persons who might otherwise be denied access to justice because of their financial circumstances. Information about the fee waiver process is available from court staff or at the Ministry of the Attorney General's website at the following web address: http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca.