Payment when requesting Court documents

Counsel and clients are advised that the Records Centre of the Supreme Court of Canada has issued a new requirement for the method of payment when requesting Court documents. Payments must be made in advance by credit card. The Court will no longer send invoices for photocopying/scanning services.

Effective April 1st 2012, external clients, with the exception of other federal government departments, will be required to pay in advance by credit card. A copy of the credit card transaction slip and a receipt from the Records Centre identifying the services will be sent with the requested documents. Individuals and organisations which cannot pay by credit card will be required to send a cheque or money order before the Court record(s) can be delivered or transmitted to the client. Payments for federal government departments will continue to be processed by interdepartmental settlements.

All requests for Court records should be made by completing the electronic form.

For further information regarding this new requirement, please contact the Records Centre by email at or by telephone at 613-996-7933 or 1-888-551-1185.

Sincerely yours,

Roger Bilodeau, Q.C.

March 6, 2012