Ordering judgments, decisions or documents

You can receive the Supreme Court’s public documents in Swedish via email, ordinary post or personal collection. You have the right to remain anonymous. Documents from cases decided in 1995 and onwards are kept on the premises. Older documents are held in the National Archives of Sweden. Documents sent to or from district courts or courts of appeal are held in these courts’ own archives.

The Supreme Court's rulings that provide guidance (precedents) are also published in an anonymised form on our website.

Ordering public documents

For the Supreme Court to be able to send out a document, you should preferably state the relevant case reference and the document you would like.

If you do not know the case reference, you should provide other details enabling us to find the document. These can be, for example:

  • The date of the judgment or decision.
  • The names of the parties.
  • Civic registration numbers.
  • Which court of appeal tried the case and its case reference.

Please also state how you would like to receive the document.

It is easiest to order copies of Supreme Court documents via email.

You can also contact us at our premises: Riddarhustorget 8, Stockholm

Or via ordinary mail: Box 2066, SE-103 12 Stockholm

The Supreme Court’s older documents are held in the National Archives of Sweden and can be ordered from there.

If you wish to remain anonymous when ordering public documents, you are recommended to visit the Supreme Court. If you do not have the opportunity to visit the court, you can contact us by phone, or by letter or e-mail if your address does not reveal your identity.

You collect your ordered documents on the premises and pay any fee in cash.

Charges

The Supreme Court charges for copies in accordance with the fees and charges regulation (1992:191). Charges depend on how the document has been stored and how you wish to receive it. You can visit us to access public documents free of charge.

Many documents (e.g. unsigned judgments) are stored electronically. We only charge when you want us to email you ten or more documents. The charge is SEK 50 for the tenth document and SEK 2 for each document thereafter.

If a document is solely on paper (e.g. signed judgments), we are happy to email them once they have been scanned. We then charge if the order comprises ten pages or more. The first nine pages are free. Page ten costs SEK 50 and each page thereafter costs SEK 2.

We send paper copies by ordinary mail. There is a charge if the document is ten pages. The first nine pages are free. Page ten costs SEK 50 and each page thereafter costs SEK 2. Postage and any cash-on-delivery charges are added to this.

If you order large quantities of data, we can save the material on a CD/DVD and send this by ordinary mail. The charges are as for email plus SEK 10.

If the order is for a video or audio recording, we charge SEK 120. This charge includes the cost of the CD/DVD.

If the CD/DVD is sent by ordinary mail, we add postage and any cash-on-delivery charges.

We inform you of any charges before sending the documents. So that we can bill for the documents, please provide an invoice address and your civic or company registration number.

Legal force

The Supreme Court's judgments and decisions are legally binding as soon as they are given. Consequently, a legal validity certificate is often unnecessary.

Updated
2020-11-27