There are 89 court locations throughout the province, 44 of which include court registries. Registries provide services to the public and legal community, including starting a court action, filing court documents, accessing court file information, paying fines or requesting information on court processes.
A jury is a group of people who have been selected to observe a trial in a court of law. A jury may be called for either a criminal or a civil trial. They decide together if an accused person is guilty of the charges against them, or if a specific claim has been proven.
This section provides information about what services are available in court registries and how courthouses are kept safe and secure. You can learn about the roles and responsibilities of courthouse staff and career opportunities.
In this section you can find information about submitting court documents and forms and learn how to request a court transcript. Information on who can access court files is also included here.
Violation tickets are issued when an individual disobeys certain laws or regulations. Some, like speeding tickets, are managed at the provincial level. Other tickets can be issued for breaking federal laws and regulations. Learn about the process paying or disputing these tickets.
Interpreters make sure people who have difficulty understanding or speaking English or deaf and hard of hearing persons can understand court proceedings, and that those present in court can understand testimony that is given.
Small claims processes in B.C. have changed.
The execution of court orders issued in a civil proceeding can only be performed by court bailiffs under contract with the Ministry of Justice.