CSO Fees To Be Eliminated for Criminal and Traffic Record Searches

June 16, 2010

BC’s Attorney General announced this week that Court Services Online will be eliminating fees for viewing results from criminal and traffic record searches as of August 31, 2010.

The announcement states that the fees were implemented for the purpose of discouraging frivolous searches of these records, but that they are being eliminated to address concerns that the fees impede access to these records by legal aid lawyers and the media. Although it is free to search the database for a results list, the current fee to view a record is $6.00; fees incurred prior to August 31 will not be reimbursed. It will continue to be free to view records public access terminals at courthouses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *