134K Retention of documents

(1)

A copy of every written application for a search warrant or, in the case of a verbal application, the written record of the application made by the issuing officer must be retained at the office of the District Court at which, or the office of the District Court that is closest to the place at which, the application was made, until,—

(a)

in a case where a search warrant is issued, the completion of any proceedings in respect of which the search warrant may be in issue; and

(b)

in any other case, the expiry of 2 years after the documents were first retained by that office of the District Court.

(2)

An applicant to whom a search warrant is issued must retain the warrant, a copy of the application (if made in written form), and all documents tendered by the applicant in support of the application until,—

(a)

in the case of a warrant that is executed, the completion of any proceedings in respect of which the validity of the warrant may be in issue; and

(b)

in any other case, the destruction or transfer of the warrant and other documents is required by the Public Records Act 2005 or any other enactment or rule of law.

Section 134K: inserted, on 7 October 2011, by section 18 of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).

Section 134K(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 134K(1)(b): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).