Magistrates' Court Extract
Q. What is a Magistrates’ Court Extract?
A. A Magistrate’s Court Extract is a document which states the outcome and/or present status of a case. It includes the following information:
i. The case number;
ii. Complainant’s name and address;
iii. Defendant’s name and address;
iv. The offence;
v. The court in which it was heard and how disposed by the Magistrate on a particular date.
This document must be certified (signed) by a Justice of the Peace of the respective Court.
Q. Where do I apply for a Magistrates’ Court Extract?
A. At the Registry of the Magistrates’ Court where the case was heard and/or determined.
Q. What information do I present to obtain a Magistrates’ Court Extract?
A. The last date of hearing, or a correct date on which the case was heard (i.e. day, month and year), the Court, the complainant’s name and the defendant’s name. It is recommended that the applicant leave a contact number.
Q. How long does it take to obtain the Magistrates’ Court Extract?
A. Usually it takes approximately two (2) to three (3) weeks after the application has been made, however, in certain circumstances the time period may be shorter.
Q. How much does an Extract cost?
A. Ten ($10.00) TT Dollars.