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B.C. Reg. 261/93
O.C. 1030/93
Deposited July 30, 1993
effective October 1, 1993
This consolidation is current to May 15, 2018.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2018
for amendments effective after May 15, 2018.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
Link to Point in Time

Court Rules Act and Small Claims Act

Small Claims Rules

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 120/2017, June 1, 2017]

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(b) Repealed.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. This website lists court locations:

Fillable PDF forms can be found at this website:

[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