Directives regarding COVID-19

The Courts of the Northwest Territories and Court Services are issuing Directives to address the best response during the COVID-19 health emergency. Directives will evolve to meet these needs as required. Please review these regularly as the most current information will always be posted at this link.

Changes to court schedules in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, the Courts of the Northwest Territories have directed that no hearings be scheduled on that day. This has been reflected on the posted court schedules commencing in 2021 and will be observed annually. Emergency hearings and statutorily required hearings such as appearances before Justices of the Peace following arrest may be scheduled as required.

The court registry is operated by the Department of Justice, and is the public office of the courts taking care of day-to-day filings and business activities.

The Northwest Territories has five courts which operate independently from the federal and territorial governments, enabling judges to make fair decisions. All cases are heard within the Northwest Territories, but can eventually be referred to the Supreme Court of Canada.

View the list of parties scheduled to appear in court today.
Yellowknife Court Registry
4903 - 49th St
PO Box 550
X1A 2N4
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
View scheduled court sittings and matters to appear before the courts.
Hay River Territorial Court Registry
#201 - 8 Capital Drive
Hay River
X0E 1G2
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Browse decisions made by the courts of the Northwest Territories
Inuvik Territorial Court Registry
3rd floor, 151 Mackenzie Road
PO Box 1965
X0E 0T0
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM