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The Court Officials Act, 2012 governs the appointment of court officials and specifies their jurisdiction, duties and powers.

The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint a Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Registrar of the Court of Queen's Bench, Registrar of Provincial Court, and Inspector of Court Offices.

The Minister of Justice may appoint the following officials:

  • a deputy inspector;
  • deputy registrar of the Court of Appeal;
  • a deputy registrar of the Court of Queen’s Bench; and
  • a deputy registrar of Provincial Court.

The Inspector of Court Offices may appoint the following officials:

  • a local registrar or deputy local registrar of the Court of Queen's Bench for any judicial centre;
  • a sheriff, deputy sheriff or sheriff's bailiff for any judicial centre;
  • a clerk of the Provincial Court;
  • a court transcriber;
  • a taxing officer; or
  • other officials prescribed in the regulations.

Court officials are required to take an oath of office when appointed.  Every court official is an officer of the court and has jurisdiction throughout Saskatchewan.

The Inspector of Court Offices is required to:

  • inspect the offices of all court officials;
  • inquire into the management and affairs of those offices;
  • examine the books and records of court officials in order to be satisfied of the correctness of any returns required to be made; and
  • inquire into the maintenance and management of court facilities.

A court official may require a person requesting service to pay all fees and costs in advance.

The Act also regulates the handling of money paid into court and allows the Minister of Justice to set the hours of operation and the days when Saskatchewan court offices and courts will be open.



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