Director of Public Prosecutions

Director of Public Prosecutions

Eligibility and Services

The following services are provided at the office:

  1. DIVORCES;
  2. PROBATE & SUCCESSION MATTERS;
  3. ADOPTIONS;
  4. FAMILY MATTERS at the Family Court and the Supreme Court;
  5. CRIMINAL MATTERS in the Magistrate’s Court and the Supreme Court with the exception of murder which has to be assigned by the Court;
  6. CIVIL MATTERS in the Supreme Court and the Magistrate Court;
  7. TRAFFIC MATTERS;
  8. DRAFTING OF DOCUMENTS such as agreements, contract, powers of attorneys; and
  9. LAND MATTERS.

Fees

The Centre charges fees for its services, on a set scale. The maximum fees are substantially below what would be charged in private practice and fees are sometimes waived for the very poor or indigent. Questions are posed to Clients in order to determine their financial capacity and qualification for legal aid services.

Offices

There are currently two offices – a general office in Belize City and a district office in Orange Walk Town.

Consultation Fee

There is currently a consultation fee of $50.00 to see an attorney. Such fee will only be waived in extreme cases.

Appointments and Accessibility

Appointments can be done through the contact information provided below. However, Clients can be dealt with by simply walking into the office.

Contact the Director of Public Prosecutions

Belize City Office

Address: #6 Regent Street
Belize City, Belize

Tel: +(501) 227-2913/ 2915 / 2956
Fax: +(501) 227-3032
E-mail: dppbelize1@btl.net

Belmopan Office

Address: #7088 Garden City Plaza, Unit 12
Belmopan, Belize

Tel: +(501) 822-0659 
Fax: +(501) 822-1162 

Orange Walk Office

Address: Corner 23 Cemetery Lane
Orange Walk Town, Belize

Tel: +(501) 322-2214 
Fax: +(501) 822-1162