B.C. Reg. 312/2000
O.C. 1265/2000
Deposited September 12, 2000
effective October 2, 2000

Public Guardian and Trustee Act

Public Guardian and Trustee Fees Regulation

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. 208/2013, March 31, 2014]

Point in Time

Definition

1  In this regulation, "security" includes

(a) a stock or bond,

(b) a warrant, option or right to purchase a security,

(c) a security future, currency future, future option or forward contract,

(d) a mortgage,

(e) a financial instrument, security instrument or derivative instrument,

(f) a mutual fund unit, investment fund unit or similar instrument, and

(g) any other property similar to one referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f).

Fees

2  (1) For a duty or service described in Column 1 of the Fee Schedule, the party named in Column 3 must pay to the Public Guardian and Trustee, at the time specified in Column 4, the fee specified in Column 2 opposite the applicable duty or service.

(2) In relation to a duty or service described in item 10 (a) of the Fee Schedule, the requirement of subsection (1) of this section to pay the fee specified in Column 2 opposite that duty or service is subject to section 26 of the Representation Agreement Act.

Reductions and refunds

3  If satisfied that hardship or unfairness will result from payment of a fee, the Public Guardian and Trustee may excuse or refund a fee, despite section 2.

Power to delegate

4  The Public Guardian and Trustee may delegate the functions in section 3 to other persons in the office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

Fee Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 83/2003; am. B.C. Regs. 475/2003; 162/2010; 146/2012; 148/2013, Sch. A, s. 1; 208/2013, Sch. s. 1.]

Column 1

Duty or Service
Column 2

Fee
Column 3

By Whom

Payable
Column 4

When

Payable
1 Adult Guardianship Act:
Acting under a support and

assistance order under section 56
(i) 1% of the value of cash received as capital, The adult's estate On receipt
plus
(ii) 5% of cash received as income, The adult's estate On receipt
plus
(iii) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The adult's estate Monthly
plus
(iv) 1% of the gross value of all assets. The adult's estate On termination of the support and assistance order
2 Community Care Facility Act:

Examining an application for consent under section 17 (2) (d) and (f).
$100 The applicant On making the application
3 Employment Standards Act:
Administering money in trust for a child under

(a) the conditions of employment set under section 9 (3) of the Act, or

(b) section 45.14 or 45.20 of the Employment Standards Regulation, B.C. Reg. 396/95.
(i) 5% of the amount received and 5% of the income earned on it, The trust fund On receipt
plus
(ii) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets. The trust fund Monthly
4 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 148/2013, Sch. A, s. 1 (a).]
5 Estates of Missing Persons Act:
Administering the estate of a missing person (i) 3% of gross sale price of real property sold by agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus
(ii) 5% of cash received whether as capital or income, other than from the sale of real property by an agent, The estate On receipt
plus
(iii) 5% of the gross value of securities at the time administration commences and 5% of their growth in value, The estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus
(iv) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The estate Monthly
plus    
(v) 5% of gross value of assets other than securities. The estate On termination of curatorship
6 Infants Act:
(a) Performing services undersection 2 $250 The applicant On completion of the transaction
(b) Examining application under section 21 $200 The applicant On service of application
(c) Examining application under section 22 $250 The applicant On service of application
(d) Examining an application for the Public Guardian and Trustee's consent under section 40 (1) (a) $200 The applicant On service of application
(e) Examining other applications under section 40 (i) $100, if the proposed amount is not over $1 500; The applicant On service of application
(ii) $250, if the proposed amount is over $1 500 but not over $5 000; The applicant On service of application
(iii) $300, if the proposed amount is over $5 000 but not over $10 000; The applicant On service of application
(iv) $500, if the proposed amount is over $10 000 but not over $15 000; The applicant On service of application
(v) $750, if the proposed amount is over $15 000 but not over $50 000; The applicant On service of application
(vi) $1 250, if the proposed amount is over $50 000 but not over $100 000; The applicant On service of application
(vii) $2 000, if the proposed amount is over $100 000 but not over $500 000; The applicant On service of application
(viii) $3 000, if the proposed amount is over $500 000; The applicant On service of application
(ix) $250 for a consent to dismissal The applicant On service of application
(f) Examining documents or applications under section 49 $250 Party adverse to infant On service of documents or application
7 Limitation Act:
Responding to notice under section 7 $500 Person serving notice On service of notice
8 Patients Property Act:
(a) Responding to a notice of application under section 7 $500 The applicant On service of notice of application
(b) Attending to passing of accounts under section 10 or 13: (i) $125, for each 12 months reviewed, if the gross value of patient's assets is over $25 000 but not over $100 000; Patient's estate On presentation of accounts for passing
(ii) $250, for each 12 months reviewed, if the gross value of patient's assets is over $100 000 but not over $300 000; Patient's estate On presentation of accounts for passing
(iii) $325, for each 12 months reviewed, if the gross value of patient's assets is over $300 000 but not over $500 000; Patient's estate On presentation of accounts for passing
(iv) $500, for each 12 months reviewed, if the gross value of patient's assets is over $500 000; Patient's estate On presentation of accounts for passing
(c) Examining an application under section 12 (i) $200, if there is a court application for discharge of committee; Patient's estate On receipt of application
(ii) $50, for review of documentation on death of patient, if there is no court application Patient's estate On receipt of application
(d) Examining an application under section 28 $300 Patient's estate On receipt of application
(e) Acting as committee of the estate of a patient: (i) 3% of gross sale price of real property sold by an agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus    
(ii) 5% of cash received whether as capital or income, other than from the sale of real property by an agent, The estate On receipt
plus    
(iii) 5% of the gross value of securities at the time administration commences and 5% of their growth in value, The estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus    
(iv) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The estate Monthly
plus    
(v) 5% of the gross value of all assets other than securities The estate On demand of payment
(f) Acting under section 24 as committee of the estate of a patient after patient's death $100 per month or pro-rated portion of it The estate Monthly commencing on the death of a patient until the receipt of a copy of the grant of letters probate of the will or letters of administration of the estate of the patient.
9 Public Guardian and Trustee Act:
(a) Acting under section 6 as executor, trustee, attorney (i) 3% of gross sale price of real property sold by an agent, The trust fund or estate On receipt of proceeds
plus    
(ii) 5% of cash received whether as capital or income, other than from the sale of real property by an agent, The trust fund or estate On receipt
plus    
(iii) 5% of the gross value of securities at the time administration commences and 5% of their growth in value The trust fund or estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus    
(iv) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The trust fund or estate Monthly
plus    
(v) 5% of gross value of assets other than securities The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(b) Acting under section 7 as litigation guardian $350 The infant On demand of payment
(c) Making investigation and audit under section 17 (1) (i) $125, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is not over $100 000; The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(ii) $200, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is over $100 000 but not over $250 000; The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(iii) $250, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is over $250 000 but not over $375 000; The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(iv) $300, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is over $375 000 but not over $500 000; The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(v) $350, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is over $500 000 but not over $600 000; The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
(vi) $400, if the gross value of assets in trust or, if the investigation and audit does not relate to a trust, the gross value of the estate, is over $600 000 The trust fund or estate On demand of payment
10 Representation Agreement Act:
(a) Acting as a representative under section 5 or an alternate representative under section 6 (i) 3% of the gross sale price of real property sold by an agent, The adult's estate On receipt
plus    
(ii) 5% of cash received, whether as capital or income, other than from the sale of real property by an agent, The adult's estate On receipt
plus    
(iii) 5% of the gross value of securities at the time administration commences and 5% of their growth in value, The adult's estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus    
(iv) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The adult's estate Monthly
plus    
(v) 5% of the gross value of assets other than securities; The adult's estate On termination of administration
(b) Investigating, under section 30 (3) or 31, an objection about financial abuse (i) $125, if the gross value of the adult's assets is not over $100 000; The adult's estate On demand of payment
(ii) $200, if the gross value of the adult's assets is over $100 000 but not over $250 000; The adult's estate On demand of payment
(iii) $250, if the gross value of the adult's assets is over $250 000 but not over $375 000; The adult's estate On demand of payment
(iv) $300, if the gross value of the adult's assets is over $375 000 but not over $500 000; The adult's estate On demand of payment
(v) $350, if the gross value of the adult's assets is over $500 000 but not over $600 000; The adult's estate On demand of payment
(vi) $400, if the gross value of the adult's assets is over $600 000. The adult's estate On demand of payment
11 Residential Tenancy Regulation:
Receiving money under section 17 of B.C. Reg. 125/2001 5% of the amount received and 5% of income earned on it. The fund On receipt
12 Trust and Settlement Variation Act:
Examining application under section 3 $750 The applicant On service of application
13 Wills, Estates and Succession Act:
(a) Examining notice of civil claim under section 61 $100 The plaintiff On service of notice of civil claim
(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 208/2013, Sch. s. 1 (a).]
(c) Reviewing and commenting on a proposed settlement of an action brought pursuant to Division 6 of Part 4 $500 The plaintiff On demand of payment
(d) Administering the estate of a deceased person or acting under section 110, 164 or 167 (i) (A) 3% of gross value of real property conveyed to beneficiary or heir, The estate if funds available, otherwise the beneficiary or heir Before the conveyance
plus
(B) 5% of gross sale price of real property sold by agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus
(C) 7% of gross sale price of real property sold without agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus
(D) 7% of cash received other than the sale of real property, The estate On receipt
plus
(E) 7% of the gross value of securities at the time the administration commences and 7% of their growth in value, The estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus
(F) 7% of the gross value of other personal property, The estate, if the property is sold or if it is transferred or delivered and if funds are available from the estate, or the beneficiary or heir, if the property is transferred or delivered and the funds are not available from the estate On receipt of proceeds available from the estate, or before transfer or delivery if funds are not available from the estate
plus
(G) If the sum of the amounts payable under clauses (A) through (F) is less than $3 500, then an additional amount is payable in the sum of $3 500 – ((A) + (B) + (C) + (D) + (E) + (F)) The estate, if funds available, otherwise the beneficiary or heir On demand of payment
plus
(ii) 5% of the income earned by estate, The estate On receipt
plus
(iii) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The estate Monthly
plus
(iv) $75 per hour for staff time spent identifying, locating and proving heirs. The estate On demand of payment
(e) Reviewing a notice to the court under section 121 (1), or 138 (2) and providing comments under section 124 $300 The applicant On service of notice
(f) Acting as representative of estate under section 150 $300 The party seeking appointment Before the appointment becomes effective
(g) Examining and responding to an application to appoint a trustee to hold and administer a minor's estate under section 153 (3) $500 The applicant On service of notice
14 Estate Administration Act:

(This item applies only in respect of deaths occurring before March 31, 2014)
(a) Acting as representative of estate under section 9 (1) (b) or sections 59 to 61 $300 The party seeking appointment Before the appointment becomes effective
(b) Reviewing an application to the court under section 7 or 41 and providing comments $150 The applicant On service of notice
(c) Examining a notice under section 112 $300 The applicant On service of notice
(d) Administering the estate of a deceased person or acting under section 51 (i) (A) 3% of gross value of real property conveyed to beneficiary or heir, The estate, if funds available, otherwise the beneficiary or heir Before the conveyance
plus
(B) 5% of gross sale price of real property sold by agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus
(C) 7% of gross sale price of real property sold without agent, The estate On receipt of proceeds
plus
(D) 7% of cash received other than the sale of real property, The estate On receipt
plus
(E) 7% of the gross value of securities at the time administration commences and 7% of their growth in value, The estate On commencement of administration and on recognition of capital growth
plus
(F) 7% of gross value of other personal property, The estate, if the property is sold or if it is transferred or delivered and if funds are available from the estate, or the beneficiary or heir, if the property is transferred or delivered and funds are not available from the estate On receipt of proceeds available from the estate, or before transfer or delivery if funds are not available from the estate
plus
(G) If the sum of the amounts payable under clauses (A) through (F) is less than $3 500, then an additional amount is payable in the sum of $3 500 – ((A) + (B) + (C) + (D) + (E) + (F)) The estate, if funds available, otherwise the beneficiary or heir On demand of payment
plus
(ii) 5% of income earned by estate, The estate On receipt
plus
(iii) 0.4 of 1% per annum, computed monthly, on the gross value of all assets, The estate Monthly
plus
(iv) $75 per hour for staff time spent identifying, locating and proving heirs. The estate On demand of payment
15 Wills Variation Act:

(This item applies only in respect of deaths occurring before March 31, 2014)
(a) Examining notice of civil claim under section 3 $100 The plaintiff On service of notice of civil claim
(b) Reviewing and commenting on a proposed settlement of a wills variation action $500 The plaintiff On demand of payment

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 64/2000.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Public Guardian and Trustee Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 383, section 23]