The Attorney General and Ministry responsible for Housing is responsible for legal services including sheriff and court administration services, legal aid, prosecution services, administrative tribunals, civil and family justice services, protection and promotion of human rights, and providing legal advice to Government.
It is also responsible for providing British Columbians access to more affordable, safe and appropriate housing through policy and programs, technical codes and standards, and services for landlords and tenants.
Find a current list of ministry responsibilities as they are being updated.
- About B.C.'s Justice System
Our justice system helps to keep communities safe and provide certainty, proportionality and, above all, fairness when dealing with criminal, civil and family law matters.
- Justice Access Centres
The justice access centres are the place to come when you need help with family and civil law issues that affect your everyday life, such as separation or divorce, income security, employment, housing or debt.
- Family Justice
Find general information about family law in British Columbia.
- Family Justice Counsellors
Family justice counsellors work in Family Justice Centres located in communities across the province and provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce.
- Justice Transformation
British Columbia’s justice system is being transformed to better meet the needs of citizens.
- Protection Orders
The Protection Order Registry is a confidential database of all civil and criminal protection orders in British Columbia created to help reduce violence against women, vulnerable adults, youth and children.
- Legislation and Policy
The Ministry of Attorney General often consults with British Columbians on legislation and policy. Public feedback is important because it helps government shape new laws and policies.
- Law, Crime and Justice
Find information on British Columbia's legal system, assistance programs and services, family justice help and resolving disputes outside of courts.
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia provides universal auto insurance to B.C. motorists. They are also responsible for driver licensing and vehicle registration and licensing.
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is one of two branches of government responsible for the beverage alcohol industry. It operates 195 BC Liquor Stores and is one of the largest retailers in B.C.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is a Crown corporation that conducts and manages gambling in a responsible manner while focusing on innovation, strategic partnerships and community outreach.
- Court Services Online
There are 89 court locations throughout the province, 45 of which are staffed and include registry services.
- Family Maintenance Enforcement
A free service of the B.C. Ministry of Attorney General helping families and children entitled to support under a maintenance order or agreement.
- Peter German’s reports on money laundering in B.C. casinos, real estate, luxury car sales and real estate:
- German #1 (Casinos): Dirty Money: An Independent Review of Money Laundering in Lower Mainland Casinos
- German #2 (Real Estate, Luxury Vehicle Sales and Horse Racing): Dirty Money Part 2: An Independent Review of Money Laundering in B.C. Real Estate, Luxury Vehicle Sales and Horse Racing