Small claims forms

Small claims processes in B.C. have changed.

Effective December 21, 2020, the requirement for a party to provide a signature on small claims forms (with a few exceptions), has changed. You will now be able to sign any form which includes the statement "(can be signed electronically)" after the form's name with one of the following methods - sign, print or type your name in the signature box.

As of June 1, 2017, the Civil Resolution Tribunal began resolving most small claims up to $5,000. The monetary jurisdiction for small claims cases in Provincial Court has been increased to $35,000 and simplified trials at Richmond and Robson Square now include cases up to $10,000. Visit the Provincial Court of B.C. website and the Civil Resolution Tribunal website to learn more about these changes. Find information about the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act.

You may wish to use the Small Claims Filing Assistant when completing your forms. The Filing Assistant takes information you enter online and generates completed forms already filled out with your answers. Forms may then be printed and submitted in person or mailed to a small claims registry.

You also have the option to file documents electronically through Court Services Online (CSO). To do so, you must have a registered account with CSO and either a BCeID account with a registered credit card or a BC Online account. It does take time to obtain a BCeID or BC Online account. If you are in a hurry to file documents, we suggest that you file in person at the court registry or by mail. You can find further information about eFiling and BCeID and BC Online accounts on the CSO website. Forms are not accepted for filing via email.

If you are looking to appeal a decision from small claims court, you can find information and forms at the bottom of this page.


Note: Prescribed forms (*) are identified under the related Act, Regulation or Rule.

  • SCR - Small Claims Rules
  • COEA - Court Order Enforcement Act
  • GAR - Garnishment and Attachment Regulations (Federal)
  • SCBCTAA  - South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act

**Forms for provincial small claims court pilot; used in Vancouver Robson Square and Richmond only.

Acceptance of offer (SCR Form 19, SCL805)

Acknowledgment of payment (SCL800)

Additional page (SCL029)

Address for service (SCR Form 38, SCL057)

Affidavit (SCL 848)

Affidavit in support of garnishing order after judgment (COEA Form B, PSC014)

Affidavit in support of garnishing order before action (COEA Form A, SCL806)

Affidavit in support of garnishing order/judgment (COEA Form C, PSC003)

Affidavit of non-compliance (SCL808)

Affidavit of service (SCL004c)

Affidavit to cancel a dismissal or default order (SCL020)

Agreement (SCL028)

Application (for use under the Local Government Act) (ADM865)

Application for default order (SCR Form 5, SCL005)

Application for deposit (SCR Form 35, SCL054) (can be signed electronically)

Application for exemption (SCR Form 36, SCL055) (can be signed electronically)

Application record/order (SCL026)

Application registration (or renewal) of a judgment (SCL815)

Application to a judge - Filing Assistant (SCR Form 17, SCL017) (can be signed electronically)

Application to the registrar - Filing Assistant (SCR Form 16, SCL016) (can be signed electronically)

Certificate (SCL804)

Certificate of amounts owing (SCL840)

Certificate of compliance (SCR Form 37, SCL056) (can be signed electronically)

Certificate of readiness (SCR Form 7, SCL007) (can be signed electronically)

Certificate of service (SCR Form 4, SCL004f)

Consent order (SCL021)

Consent to act as guardian ad litum and certificate of fitness (SCL807)

Consent to adjourn settlement conference (SCL829)

Consent to adjourn trial conference (SCL828**)

Electronic filing statement (SCR Form 28, SCL830) (can be signed electronically)

Fax cover sheet (SCR Form 20, ADM833smcl) (can be signed electronically)

Fee declaration (SCR Form 30, SCL833) (can be signed electronically)

Garnishing order (absolute) (COEA Form E, SCL839)

Garnishing order (after judgment) (COEA Form D, PSC013)

Garnishing order (before judgment) (COEA Form F, PSC002)

Garnishment application (GAR form - Federal)

Mediation agreement (SCR Form 25, SCL044)

Mediation compensation order (SCR Form 26, SCL827)

Notice of claim - Filing Assistant (SCR Form 1, SCL001)

Notice of civil resolution tribunal claim (SCR Form 34, SCL053)

Notice of payment hearing (SCR Form 13, SCL013)

Notice of payment out (PSC024)

Notice of withdrawal (SCL019)

Notice to mediate for claims between $10.000 and $35,000 (SCR Form 29, SCL832) (can be signed electronically)

Notice to the claimant (SCL025)

Offer to settle (SCR Form 18, SCL803) (can be signed electronically)

Order (SCL809)

Order for seizure and sale (SCR Form 11, SCL011)

Payment order (SCR Form 10, SCL010)

Personal information for document service by a sheriff (SHS852)

Reply  - Filing Assistant (SCR Form 2, SCL002)

Reply to third party notice (Form 3.1, SCL801)

Request for judgment or for dismissal (SCR Form 23, SCL042) (can be signed electronically)

Request for payment out  (SCL841)

Result of mediation (SCR Form 24, SCL043) (can be signed electronically)

Statement of finances (Form 40, SCL024)

Summary trial for financial debt - document filing cover sheet (SCL838)

Summons to a default hearing (SCR Form 14, SCL014)

Summons to a payment hearing (SCR Form 12, SCL012)

Summons to witness (SCR Form 8, SCL008)

Supporting materials cover sheet (Form 39, SCL849)

Third party notice - Filing Assistant (SCR Form 3, SCL003)

Trial statement (SCR Form 33, SCL045**) (can be signed electronically)

Verification of default (SCR Form 31, SCL834) (can be signed electronically)

South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act Tickets

Filing Translink Fare Evasion Fine Disputes in Provincial Court

Referral for review (SCBCTAA Form 1)

Referral for review affidavit (SCBCTAA Form 2)

Application (SCBCTAA Form 5)

Certificate of service (SCBCTAA Form 6)

Forms for Appeals from the Provincial Court pursuant to the Small Claims Act and Supreme Court Rule 49(3)

Supreme Court Practice Direction, Standard Directions for Appeals from the Provincial Court pursuant to the Small Claims Act and Supreme Court Rule 49(3) - including:

  • Appellant's statement of argument
  • Respondent's statement of argument

Appeal from small claims - information sheet

The related Supreme Court forms may be found on the Supreme Court Civil forms webpage.

  • Notice of appeal
  • Notice of hearing of appeal - Form 75
  • Notice of abandonment of appeal - Form 76