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B.C. Reg. 261/93
O.C. 1030/93
Deposited July 30, 1993
effective October 1, 1993
This archived regulation consolidation is current to January 15, 2010 and includes changes enacted and in force by that date. For the most current information, click here.

Court Rules Act; Small Claims Act

Small Claims Rules

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 371/2008, April 1, 2009]


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)]

1For 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)]

1All 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.

2The 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(b) Repealed.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.

3Replies 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. Reg. 248/2006, s. 3.]

Excluded Cases

[Rule 7.2 (3)]

1All 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.

2All cases involving a party who has obtained against another party a restraining order under section 37 or 38 of the Family Relations Act or a peace bond under section 810 of the Criminal Code.

3All 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.

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

5All 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:

PDF programmed forms for filling out may also be acquired at this site:

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)]

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