Accessing court documents

You can request to see or obtain a copy of the following court documents:
  • information from the court record, including a list and description of all the offences the offender was charged with, what the outcome of the case was, or any suppression or reparations orders
  • any judgment, order, or minute of the court, including any reasons given by the judge
  • any sentencing notes made by the judge.

To request a court document
Ask a Court Victim Advisor or the Registrar at the court where the case was heard. If the court has made a suppression order that doesn’t allow information to be published, you may not be able to access all the information you are wanting. This will be explained to you.

Other useful information and websites

Contact details for all New Zealand courts

The law on accessing court documents - Criminal Procedure Rules 2012


Your rights as a victim