Website Terms of Use

The information on this website is provided for your personal or educational use only. It is not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should consult a lawyer or a legal service agency. Any information provided by external parties about the BC Provincial Court’s procedures is not binding uon the Provincial Court and may not reflect the procedures in all court locations.

Your use of the information on this website is your responsibility. Although we strive to keep the information on this site current and accurate, it is provided ‘as is,' without warranty of any kind. It may change at any time. The Provincial Court will not be responsible for any loss arising from reliance on this information or from any potential computer viruses or other harmful components on this website.

We provide links to other sites from this website for your convenience. We do not endorse or rank these sites. We are not responsible for the information they provide or for the use you make of it. Some sites may have different privacy and reproduction policies; you may wish to consult directly with the source of the information. Some sites charge a fee for use. If you use these sites, you will be responsible for any fees charged.

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Provincial Court for the purpose of providing direct access to information about the Court. The Provincial Court is the copyright owner of the information unless otherwise stated.

The decisions and reasons for decision of the Provincial Court may be reproduced, in whole or in part without further permission from the Court.

The official version of written reasons for judgment is the signed original in the court file. In the event that there is a question about the content of a judgment, the original of the judgment in the court file takes precedence. Copies of an original written judgment can be obtained by contacting the local court registry. There will be a photocopying charge.

Other information on the site is also available for use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the court.

Photographs and videos may be copied or downloaded with credit given to "". Where this website identifies the photographer, the photo credit should be the photographer’s name followed by /

In any case, we ask only that:

• users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy and currency of the materials reproduced;
• the Court be identified as the source; and
• the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the material reproduced, or as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Provincial Court.

When photographs or videos about the Court are reproduced on other websites, such use does not imply affiliation with or endorsement by the Court.

Reproduction of multiple copies of any material contained on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution, is prohibited except with written permission. Through the permission granting process, the Court helps to ensure that individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please contact the Office of the Chief Judge using the Media Inquiry Form.

The Provincial Court is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit its website.

• The Provincial Court does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address, during your visit to this website. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, for example, by using the Media Inquiry Form or the Complaint Form.
• Your information is not disclosed to anyone except personnel in the British Columbia justice system who may be contacted to prepare a response.
• The Provincial Court does not regularly use cookies* to track how visitors use its website. Should we enable cookies to facilitate your transactions, we will first inform you.

*Cookies are files that a website can place on your hard drive, without your knowledge, to monitor your use of that site.

We use data for analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used in order to improve the website. We may use a variety of tools to do this, including Google Analytics.