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 Services have suspended in-person services for all Court Registries offices and Sheriff's Offices. Drop off boxes for court documents are located at the front doors of the Yellowknife and Hay River Courthouses. Online fine payments are available at any time. If you need assistance during business hours, please contact the appropriate registry.