Get a text message reminder

You can sign up to get a text message reminder sent to you the day before your court appearance if:

  • you've been charged with a crime and have to go to a District Court

The text message will tell you where you need to go and what day and time you need to be there. You still need to go to court even if you didn't get the text message reminder.

How to sign up

You can sign up for the text message reminders by:

If you need help filling in the forms or have questions about the service, call us on 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) or talk to a staff member at your local court.

Tell us if you want to change anything

Call us on 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) or talk to a staff member at your local court if:

  • your mobile number changes
  • you didn’t get a text message about your appearance. Remember that you still need to go to court even if you didn't get the text message reminder.

If you want to stop getting the reminders, just reply 'STP' to one of your text message reminders at any time.

Who can't get these reminders?

You can't get these text message reminders if:

  • you're in custody
  • your hearing is not at a District Court (for example, if it's at the Rangatahi or Pasifika Court)
  • you didn't ask for the reminders before the hearing.

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