Welcome to the Judiciary of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago provides an accountable court system in which timeliness and efficiency are the hallmarks, while still protecting integrity, fairness, equality and accessibility and attracting public trust and confidence.
File a Notice to Contest a
Traffic Ticket Online
What information do you need to file?
- Notice Reference Number
- Vehicle Registration Number
- Driver’s Permit Number
- Date of Notice
Convert to CourtPay to make and receive
Maintenance Payments Online
- Complete the Convert2CourtPay Form
- Upload a form of national identification (National ID Card, Driver's Permit or Passport)
- Submit the completed form and a representative from the Judiciary will contact you
Use the Judiciary's eServices portal to
File your Court Applications Online
- Visit the Judiciary’s E-filing Portal
- Enter the details for your application
- Upload your court documents
- Click SUBMIT!
Contact the Court using our
Court Services Directory
- Request Office Copies
- Schedule Appointments
- Get Information or Assistance
To enhance the development of the Administration of Justice through the provision of legal information that is timely and relevant, provided by highly trained and competent staff, while utilising resources available at the local, regional and international level.
The Court Library Services Unit was created in 1998. The Unit’s main thrust is to offer a centralized and co-ordinated library service to the Judiciary, the legal community and researchers in the law. The Unit's Libraries are as follows:
- The Supreme Court Library, Port of Spain
- The Supreme Court Library, San Fernando
- The Supreme Court Library, Tobago
- The Family Court Library, Port of Spain – not currently functional
- A new Civil Court library was opened in November 2022 at the Waterfront Judicial Center, Wrightson road POS
The Library was founded in 1880 in Trinidad with a collection of approximately five thousand [5,000] volumes and an officer without formal library training at its helm. The library served the Judicial Officers of the Court and was utilised by Barristers only for reference purposes. It was accommodated in one room of the Red House, which housed both the Parliament and the Judiciary. It was not until 1960 that a formal library structure was put in place and the first qualified librarian, Mrs. Ethelwyn Veronica Celestain, was appointed. This decade was to be one of monumental change and development in the Law Libraries. Trinidad and Tobago became an independent nation in 1962, an Appeal Court was established and provisions were made for an Appeal Court Library to serve as a reference library for the Chief Justice and Justices of Appeal. Three years later the San Fernando Supreme Court Library was established and in 1975 the Tobago Supreme Court Library.
The Supreme Court Library was first housed at the Red House in Port of Spain and moved a number of times over the years. It has found its permanent place on the Third Floor at the Hall of Justice since 1985. The Library has also established branches in each of the sub-registries: San Fernando and Tobago. Collections are also maintained in the Magisterial Districts throughout the country as well as in certain administrative departments of the Judiciary. In May 2004, the Family Court Library was opened at the same time as the pilot Family Court. The Magistracy Library in Port of Spain was re-opened in January 2007 but was officially closed and merged with the Supreme Court Library at the Hall of Justice in 2021.
The Unit has institutional membership in:
- ACURIL - Association of Caribbean, University, Research and Institutional Libraries
- CARALL - Caribbean Association of Law Libraries.