Journalists may need access to court documents that are not available online, such as sentencing notes, judge’s minutes, or other court files.
Apply for access to court documents
If you need to access to documents that are not available online, apply directly to the court where the case was heard, using this form:
Application for access to court documents [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Once you have filled out the form and signed it, you can either:
- post or hand deliver it to the relevant court, or
- scan and email it to the relevant court’s email address.
See the Find us(external link) page of the Ministry of Justice website for court addresses.