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.
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: https://www.nwtcourts.ca/en/nwt-courts-response-to-covid-19/.