Court bailiffs

The execution of court orders issued in a civil proceeding can only be performed by court bailiffs under contract with the Ministry of Attorney General.

What is a court bailiff?

Court bailiffs are legally authorized to enforce court orders from civil proceedings. These civil execution services include executing several types of court orders and extra-judicial processes.

In civil court proceedings, the court may find one party (the creditor) is entitled to a remedy or judgment from another party (the debtor). The judgment often involves the payment of money for debt, damages or other causes. Creditors can either be individuals, business entities, organizations or government. The Court Order Enforcement Act sets out a number of options for creditors to collect the judgment.

When the debtor does not pay the judgment, the creditor may seek a court order (or writ) to have the judgment enforced by a court bailiff. The most common court orders include a writ of possession, writ of seizure and sale, and order of seizure and sale.

To satisfy a court order, court bailiffs can:

  • Seize and sell debtor’s goods and chattels;
  • Evict tenants from residential premises, turn over possession of the property to the landlords and seize/sell sufficient the tenants’ goods to satisfy costs;
  • Sell a specific parcel of land.

The writ may be satisfied by full payment or other arrangements agreed to by the creditor.

In order to fulfill their duties, court bailiffs are very knowledgeable about legal and legislative requirements.

The court bailiff, as an officer of the court, must always be aware that their actions and duties while executing a court order reflect directly on the integrity of all court levels.

While performing executions, the court bailiff must act impartially between the parties. Court bailiffs are to enforce the order as is directed by the court. The court bailiff must not do anything that jeopardizes the creditor’s claim and must always consider the rights of the debtor.

If any of the civil execution services requested by a creditor cannot be performed by a court bailiff due to bias, partiality or conflict of interest (including the appearance of partiality) the court bailiff firm must contact the Province immediately to notify that the services cannot be provided.

Court bailiffs cannot execute any civil or criminal court order which entails the search, apprehension or arrest of individuals.

How do you become a court bailiff?

The Province contracts to court bailiff firms to provide civil execution services in BC. These firms hire individuals who are trained and appointed to become court bailiffs. Only individuals appointed by the Attorney General under section 3(1) of the B.C. Sheriff Act are authorized to perform civil execution services as a court bailiff in BC.

Individuals hired by a contracted court bailiff firm can enter into the Justice Institute of BC’s Court Bailiff Certification Program. After studying the manual, receiving on the job training and passing the exam, the employee must pass a Criminal Record Check. Individuals are then considered for appointment and must meet certification standards set by the Ministry. If the individual is determined to be suitable for appointment, they may be appointed by the Attorney General.

When should I contact a court bailiff?

Contact an authorized court bailiff firm in your area if you are a creditor who has been awarded a monetary judgment by the court or a landlord with an order of possession from the Residential Tenancy Branch.

Court bailiff services are provided within the 12 service areas of the province.

Within those service areas, court bailiff firms will bill travel/mileage fees from a billing location. A non-exhaustive list of billing locations is included below. Please contact the court bailiff firm in your area to ask what other billing locations are available. To help keep costs down, creditors should consider choosing a court bailiff firm with a billing location close to the site where services will be provided.

Service area 1: Victoria

Company information

Canadian Western Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.cwenforcement.com
Phone: 1 250 961-2713
Email: info@cwenforcement.com
Contact: Tannis Erickson / Shawn Hildebrandt
Address (Head Office):
3640 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC V2N 2S8

 

Consolidated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca 
Phone: 250 474-7376
Fax: 250 474-7360
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Elvis Lam
Address: 207 - 859 Orono Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2T9

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
850 Burnett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 9J2

 

 

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
850 Burnett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 9J2

 

 


Service area 2: Mid-Island

Company information

Canadian Western Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.cwenforcement.com
Phone: 1 250 961-2713
Email: info@cwenforcement.com
Contact: Tannis Erickson / Shawn Hildebrandt
Address (Head Office):
3640 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC V2N 2S8

 

Consolidated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca 
Phone: 250 474-7376
Fax: 250 474-7360
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Elvis Lam
Address: 207 - 859 Orono Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2T9

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
238 Government Street 
Duncan, BC V9L 1A5

BC Supreme Court
35 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J1

 

 


BC Supreme Court
238 Government Street 
Duncan, BC V9L 1A5

BC Supreme Court
35 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J1


Service area 3: Upper-Island

Company information

Canadian Western Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.cwenforcement.com
Phone: 1 250 961-2713
Email: info@cwenforcement.com
Contact: Tannis Erickson / Shawn Hildebrandt
Address (Head Office):
3640 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC V2N 2S8

 


Consolidated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca 
Phone: 250 474-7376
Fax: 250 474-7360
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Peter Innes
Address: 207 - 859 Orono Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2T9

 

 

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
2999 – 4 Avenue 
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A5

BC Supreme Court
420 Cumberland Road 
Courtenay, BC V9N 2C4

BC Supreme Court
500 – 13 Avenue 
Campbell River, BC V9W 6P1

 

BC Supreme Court
2999 – 4 Avenue 
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A5

BC Supreme Court
420 Cumberland Road 
Courtenay, BC V9N 2C4

BC Supreme Court
500 – 13 Avenue 
Campbell River, BC V9W 6P1


Service area 4: Vancouver

Company information

Accurate Court Bailiff Services
Website: www.courtbailiff.ca
Phone: 604 526-2253
Fax: 604 526-2263
Email: court@aebailiffs.com
Contact: Robert Lynch
Address: 6139 Trapp Avenue
Burnaby, BC V3N 2V3

Consolidated Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca
Phone: 604 434-7279
Fax: 604 431-7202
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Mark Abbott
Address: 4508 Beedie Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 5L2

Integrated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.integratedcivil.ca 
Phone: 1 844 395-4367
Fax: 604 539-8367
Email: enforcement@irscorp.ca
Contact: Alice Graham
Address: 9669 - 186 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3N8

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1

 

 


Service area 5: New Westminster

Company information

Accurate Court Bailiff Services
Website: www.courtbailiff.ca
Phone: 604 526-2253
Fax: 604 526-2263
Email: court@aebailiffs.com
Contact: Robert Lynch
Address: 6139 Trapp Avenue
Burnaby, BC V3N 2V3

Consolidated Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca
Phone: 604 434-7279
Fax: 604 431-7202
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Mark Abbott
Address: 4508 Beedie Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 5L2

Integrated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.integratedcivil.ca 
Phone: 1 844 395-4367
Fax: 604 539-8367
Email: enforcement@irscorp.ca
Contact: Alice Graham
Address: 9669 - 186 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3N8

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
651 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
651 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
651 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

 

 

 


Service area 6: Surrey

Company information

Accurate Court Bailiff Services
Website: www.courtbailiff.ca
Phone: 604 526-2253
Fax: 604 526-2263
Email: court@aebailiffs.com
Contact: Robert Lynch
Address: 6139 Trapp Avenue
Burnaby, BC V3N 2V3

Consolidated Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.ccebailiff.ca
Phone: 604 434-7279
Fax: 604 431-7202
Email: bc@ccebailiff.ca
Contact: Mark Abbott
Address: 4508 Beedie Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 5L2

Integrated Civil Enforcement
Website: www.integratedcivil.ca 
Phone: 1 844 395-4367
Fax: 604 539-8367
Email: enforcement@irscorp.ca
Contact: Alice Graham
Address: 9669 - 186 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3N8

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
32375 Veterans Way 
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

BC Supreme Court
46085 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2L8

 

BC Supreme Court
32375 Veterans Way 
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

BC Supreme Court
46085 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2L8

 

BC Supreme Court
32375 Veterans Way 
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

BC Supreme Court
46085 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2L8


Service area 7: Kootenays

Company information

Canada West Court Bailiffs
Website: www.cwcb.ca 
Phone: 250 545-7333
Toll Free 1 833 225-7333
Fax: 250 545-7393
Email: cwcb@telus.net
Contact: Tannis Erickson
Address: 3120 - 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 2C2

 

 

 

 

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 491-1033
Fax: 250 491-1073
Email:kelowna@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Mike Sundstrom
Address: 101A - 2900 E Boundary Road
Westbank, BC V4T 2H2

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
102 – 11 Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2P3

BC Supreme Court
837 Park Drive 
Golden, BC V0A 1H0

BC Supreme Court 
320 Ward Street 
Nelson, BC V1L 1S6

BC Supreme Court 
2288 Columbia Avenue 
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

 

BC Supreme Court
102 – 11 Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2P3

 

 

 


Service area 8: Kamloops/Okanagan

Company information

Canada West Court Bailiffs
Website: www.cwcb.ca 
Phone: 250 545-7333
Toll Free 1 833 225-7333
Fax: 250 545-7393
Email: cwcb@telus.net
Contact: Tannis Erickson
Address: 3120 - 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 2C2

 

 

 

 

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 377-4148
Fax: 250 377-4149
Email: kamloops@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Chris Andree
Address: #7 - 452 Dene Drive
Kamloops, BC V2H 1P4

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court 
455 Columbia Street 
Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4

BC Supreme Court
1355 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 

BC Supreme Court 
100 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5A5

BC Supreme Court
3001 – 27 Street
Vernon, BC V1T 4W5

 

BC Supreme Court
455 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4

BC Supreme Court
1355 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

 


Service area 9: Terrace/Skeena

Company information

Canadian Western Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.cwenforcement.com
Phone: 1 250 961-2713
Email: info@cwenforcement.com
Contact: Tannis Erickson / Shawn Hildebrandt
Address (Head Office):
3640 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC V2N 2S8

 

 

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbaliffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 564-4900
Fax: 250 563-2024
Email: pg@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Trace Durant
Address: 2706 Jasper Street
Prince George, BC V2L 5B2

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
100 Market Place
Prince Rupert, BC V2L 5S2

BC Supreme Court
3793 Alfred Avenue
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

BC Supreme Court
3408 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC V8G 2N6

 

BC Supreme Court
3408 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC V8G 2N6

 


Service area 10: Prince George

Company information

Canadian Western Civil Enforcement Ltd
Website: www.cwenforcement.com
Phone: 1 250 961-2713
Email: info@cwenforcement.com
Contact: Tannis Erickson / Shawn Hildebrandt
Address (Head Office):
3640 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC V2N 2S8

 

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbaliffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 564-4900
Fax: 250 563-2024
Email: pg@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Trace Durant
Address: 2706 Jasper Street
Prince George, BC V2L 5B2

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
250 George Street
Prince George, BC V2L 5S2

 

 

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court
250 George Street
Prince George, BC V2L 5S2

 

 


Service area 11: Fort St. John/Peace River

Company information

Expert Bailiff Collection Services Ltd
Website: www.expertbailiff.com
Phone: 250 785-9222
Fax: 250 785-9292
Email: expert@pris.ca
Contact: Joyce Smith
Address: 10315 – 100 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y8

 

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbaliffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 564-4900
Fax: 250 563-2024
Email: pg@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Trace Durant
Address: 2706 Jasper Street
Prince George, BC V2L 5B2

 

 

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
10600 – 100 Street
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4L6

 

 

 

 

BC Supreme Court 
1201 – 103 Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4J2

BC Supreme Court
4640 Sunset Drive
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0

BC Supreme Court
10600 – 100 Street
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4L6

 


Service area 12: Williams Lake

Company information

Canada West Court Bailiffs
Website: www.cwcb.ca 
Phone: 250 545-7333
Toll Free 1 833 225-7333
Fax: 250 545-7399
Email: cwcb@telus.net
Contact: Tannis Erickson
Address: 3120 - 30 Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 2C2

North Central Bailiffs Ltd
Website: www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Phone: 250 212-9456
Fax: 250 563-2024
Email: mike@northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca
Contact: Mike Zuber
Address: 2706 Jasper Street
Prince George, BC V2I 5B1

Potential billing locations

BC Supreme Court
305 – 350 Barlow Avenue
Quesnel, BC V2J 2C1

BC Supreme Court
540 Borland Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

 

 

BC Supreme Court
540 Borland Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

 

 

How are court bailiffs paid?

Court bailiff firms are paid by the creditors/debtors directly. The Supreme Court Civil Rules and Small Claims Rules outline the fees to be paid to court bailiffs for their services.

Court bailiffs pay for disbursements such as storage, towing, movers and include those costs in their billing to creditors/debtors. Court bailiffs also charge for mileage to/from the billing location.

The court bailiff costs will be clearly indicated and detailed on the bill.

Concerns over billing should be sent to the court bailiff firm directly. If parties are unable to come to a resolution, please report concerns to the program administrator (see “Resolving Issues”).

Who administers the program?

The Ministry of Attorney General contracts with private sector companies to provide civil execution services by court bailiffs across the province. There are currently seven court bailiff firms in BC.

One inspector with the BC Sheriff Service oversees the court bailiff program.