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.

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.

Court Registries and the Sheriff’s Office open to the public as of July 20th, 2020

All court registries and the Sheriff’s Office will be open for all services during regular posted hours as of 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 20th, 2020. Remote Services will also continue to be offered until further notice for those who do not wish to attend in person. A number of precautions will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including symptom screening, encouraging physical distancing where possible, and requesting the use of hand-sanitizer and wearing of masks for all who enter court facilities. For more information, please go to:

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.

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