B.C. Reg. 261/93
O.C. 1030/93
Deposited July 30, 1993
effective October 1, 1993

Court Rules Act; Small Claims Act

Small Claims Rules

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 27/2013, March 18, 2013]

Point in Time

Schedule C

[en. B.C. Reg. 172/2003, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 373/2003; 360/2007, s. 17.]

Mediation Registries

[Rule 7.2 (1)]

1  For the purposes of Rule 7.2, the Small Claims Registries at the following locations are mediation registries:

(a) Nanaimo;

(b) Robson Square, Vancouver, but only in respect of a disputed claim for which the notice of claim that started the proceeding was filed at Robson Square before November 26, 2007;

(c) Surrey;

(d) North Vancouver;

(e) Victoria.

Schedule D

[en. B.C. Reg. 172/2003, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 134/2005; 260/2006; 360/2007, s. 18.]

Mediation Cases

[Rule 7.2 (2) (a)]

1  All cases (referred to in this Schedule as construction cases) that involve a claim, whether for debt or other than debt, relating to the construction, improvement or renovation of a building.

2  The cases in respect of which, in any month,

(a) the first 16 replies are filed in the Nanaimo Small Claims Registry,

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 360/2007, s. 18.]

(c) the first 15 replies are filed in the Surrey Small Claims Registry,

(d) the first 15 replies are filed in the Victoria Small Claims Registry, and

(e) the first 10 replies are filed in the North Vancouver Small Claims Registry.

3  Replies relating to construction cases and cases to which Rule 7.2 (2) (b) and (c) apply are not to be counted for the purposes of item 2.

Schedule E

[en. B.C. Reg. 172/2003, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 248/2006, s. 3; 358/2012, s. 3.]

Excluded Cases

[Rule 7.2 (3)]

1  All cases that involve a claim arising out of a motor vehicle accident if

(a) there is a claim in the case for damages for personal injury, or

(b) the only matter in dispute is liability for property damage.

2  All cases involving a party who has obtained against another party a protection order under section 183 of the Family Law Act or a peace bond under section 810 of the Criminal Code.

3  All cases in which the claimant, defendant and cause of action are the same as the plaintiff, defendant and cause of action in an action brought in the Supreme Court.

4  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 248/2006, s. 3 (c).]

5  All cases in which a party is a person under disability.

You may need to contact a court registry in British Columbia to obtain Small Claims forms to fill out. The following web site lists court locations: http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/overview/locations.htm

PDF programmed forms for filling out may also be acquired at this site: http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/small_claims/info/forms.htm

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 478/90.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Court Rules Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 80, section 1; Small Claims Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 430, section 20 (3)]

Contents  |  Rules 1 to 5  |  Rules 6 to 10.1  |  Rules 11 to 15  |  Rules 16 to 22  |  Schedule A  |  Schedule B  |  Schedules C, D and E