Court Administration Service

The Courts Administration Service (CAS) provides services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada

For access to court files and information about court procedures, we encourage you to contact your local registry office.

If you need information about particular activities or services regarding the four courts we support, we encourage you to visit their respective websites.

The general purposes set out for the organization in the Courts Administration Service Act are to:

  • facilitate coordination and cooperation among the four courts for the purpose of ensuring the effective and efficient provision of administrative services;

  • enhance judicial independence by placing administrative services at arm's length from the Government of Canada and by affirming the roles of chief justices and judges in the management of the courts; and

  • enhance accountability for the use of public money in support of court administration while safeguarding the independence of the judiciary.


Important Notice - Fraudulent phone calls and emails

There have been reports of a scam involving the Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court and the Tax Court of Canada. Victims have reported receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be representatives of the “Federal Tax Court” and are being told that they are under investigation and owe money. In some instances, scammers are using Courts Administration Service phone numbers to disguise their calls.

There have also been reports of a scam in which an email is sent which is meant to appear as a subpoena issued by the Federal Court, and which requires that information be supplied via a link. Please note that under the Federal Courts Rules, a subpoena must be served personally (in person) and not by email. An example of a fraudulent email is shown below:

Email Scam

If you receive a call of this nature, do not comply with their demands and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe that you have fallen victim to such fraud, call your local police as soon as possible.

For more information regarding tax scams, visit the Canada Revenue Agency fraud prevention web page.

For information regarding other fraud and scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website.

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