Released on June 29, 2018
The Ministry of Justice has completed an extensive review of fees for services within Provincial Court.
User fees are charged for a number of different services, such as photocopying, processing applications for record suspensions or issuing a summons for Small Claims Court.
This review looked into each task and the actual cost of providing the service. It also looked at fees charged in other provinces and how Saskatchewan’s current fees compare.
Although some fees have been revised over the years, the Provincial Court Fees Regulations have not been changed since 1988. The current fees have not kept up with the actual costs of operating the courts.
“The introduction of new fees and changes to existing fees will better reflect the costs of the services being provided,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “Consideration was also given to maintain a fee structure that won’t restrict access to the courts and low income individuals will be able to obtain fee waiver certificates.”
Payments for court fees can be made in person with cash, debit, cheque, money order or credit card. Credit card information will be accepted over the phone.
Information on accessing court services can be found at www.sasklawcourts.com.
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