Navigating this Website

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In this website, you will find:

The menu across the top of this page appears on every page.

Select one of the topics on this menu and a drop-down menu will show pages related to that topic.

If you don’t see a topic you’re looking for, check the ‘About the Court’ menu – you’ll find a variety of topics there - or use the search box at the top right corner of every page

Links to key on-line resources appear at the bottom of every page.

Additional links appear in boxes on the left of some pages and on Resources pages for Small Claims, family, criminal, youth, traffic, ticket and bylaw cases. There’s also a Useful Links page and you’ll find hyperlinks embedded in the website text.


Use the Search box in the top right corner of every page to find web pages containing a particular word as well as pdf documents with that word in the title. You can also search for an italicized phrase (eg searching “Support Person Guidelines” will find mentions of that phrase).

There are answers to a variety of frequently asked questions on the FAQ page.

If you are ...

clicking on one of these links will take you to information, links and resources that may interest you.

Links to other websites are included as a convenience, but the Provincial Court of BC cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or currency of content on external sites.

The information provided on the website is accurate at the date of publication, but the law changes when Parliament and the provincial Legislature pass new legislation and when appeal courts make decisions interpreting our laws. Footers giving a date when a page was “updated” tell when a change was made to the page. Those giving a date when the page was “reviewed” show when the entire contents of the page were reviewed for accuracy.

The website’s contents provide general information only and are not intended to be a substitute for advice from a lawyer.