Generally, court records in civil, criminal and penal matters are public. No authorization is required to consult a court record. However, in some cases, you may be denied access if the record is confidential or classified as restricted.
Some people, for example a potential employer, may ask you to provide proof that you do not have a criminal record. To do this, contact a police department for a criminal record check (police certificate) . Extracting or printing information from the criminal court ledger does not provide certainty or confirmation that a person does not have a criminal record.
Municipal court ledgers
Information on municipal court cases cannot be consulted from courthouses in Québec. To access municipal court ledgers, you must contact the municipal court.
Cost of consultation
Self-serve access is provided at consultation workstations in all Québec courthouses;
Information desks at courthouse offices can provide some information and official copies of documents (fees may apply);