The new Civil Claims Court Rules are in force as of January 1, 2017. If you need to refer to the past rules, these can be found here.
Civil Claims Court is a division of the Territorial Court. The Territorial Court hears matters involving people seeking compensation up to and including $35,000. The procedure is simplified to allow people to more easily represent themselves.
Some matters can only be heard in the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. These include matters which bring into question the title of land; bring into question an inheritance; involve malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, defamation, criminal conversation, false promise of marriage; or actions against a Justice of the Peace for something done during the course of their duties.
All civil claims are subject to a mandatory mediation session with a judge. Information on judicial mediation for civil claims can be found here.
Some fees associated with Civil Claims have changed and are specified in the Court Services Fees Regulations.
You will need to complete the appropriate forms to proceed in Civil Court. While you complete the forms online, you must then print them out, sign where required and submit to the Clerk of the Court. As fillable forms are not able to be saved once completed, print extra copies for your own file.
PLEASE NOTE: The French online completion forms are in process and will be posted as complete. In the meantime, these can be printed from the Civil Claims Rules in the Annex section starting on page 131.
Civil Claims Forms