Provincial Court of British Columbia

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Criminal and Youth Court
Criminal and Youth Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/criminal-and-youthhttps://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/criminal-and-youth
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

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Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

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Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

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Additional information

E-filing is not typically available in criminal matters. However, the court is encouraging the use of remote filing options whenever possible due to COVID-19, so email filing will be an option in criminal matters for the foreseeable future.

Family Court
Family Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/family-mattershttps://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/family-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

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Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Court Services Online


Each courthouse location has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations


Fax Filing Registries - Family

Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

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Additional information

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/small-claims-mattershttps://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/small-claims-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

A schedule of fees for matters in the Small Claims Court is available here (See Schedule A).

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Traffic and Bylaws
Traffic and Bylaws
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/traffic-and-bylaw-mattershttps://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/traffic-and-bylaw-matters
Last amended
July 29, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations.

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

---

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Criminal and Youth Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/criminal-and-youth
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

E-filing is not typically available in criminal matters. However, the court is encouraging the use of remote filing options whenever possible due to COVID-19, so email filing will be an option in criminal matters for the foreseeable future.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Family Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/family-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Court Services Online


Each courthouse location has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations


Fax Filing Registries - Family

Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Small Claims Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/small-claims-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

A schedule of fees for matters in the Small Claims Court is available here (See Schedule A).

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Traffic and Bylaws)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/traffic-and-bylaw-matters
Last amended
July 29, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations.

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

---

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Criminal and Youth Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/criminal-and-youth
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

E-filing is not typically available in criminal matters. However, the court is encouraging the use of remote filing options whenever possible due to COVID-19, so email filing will be an option in criminal matters for the foreseeable future.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Family Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/family-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Court Services Online


Each courthouse location has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations


Fax Filing Registries - Family

Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Small Claims Court)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/small-claims-matters
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Online platform
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

100MB (CSO Only)

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

A schedule of fees for matters in the Small Claims Court is available here (See Schedule A).

You must have a registered account to e-file with CSO. There is a non-statutory fee of $7.00 per package. A package may contain one or more documents relating to the same court file number. See  e-filing FAQs here.

Provincial Court of British Columbia (Traffic and Bylaws)
Province
British Columbia
E-filing requirement level
Strongly encouraged
Explanatory web page
https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/types-of-cases/traffic-and-bylaw-matters
Last amended
July 29, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Unavailable

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Unavailable
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method
  • Email
  • Fax
Submission method - additional info

Each courthouse has its own filing email address; see courthouse locations.

Attachment size limit

Unavailable

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

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