Transmitting by fax
How to transmit civil court documents to court registries in B.C.
The fax filing pilot project is piloting the option of transmitting certain civil court documents by fax to a number of court registries across B.C. Documents that you can send to the registry by fax include many Supreme Court Civil, Provincial Court small claims and Provincial Court family documents. Court Services Branch is offering this new service to provide another, convenient way to deliver documents to the registry.
Where you can transmit documents by fax for filing
What documents you can/cannot fax
How to transmit by fax
Judicial Practice Directions and Court Rules
Court Services Branch is also introducing the use of credit cards in the 14 fax filing registries. You now have the convenience of using your VISA or MasterCard (and in Prince George only, your BC OnLine account) to pay applicable registry services fees (such as small claims fees or the fee for commencing a proceeding) when transmitting your documents to the registry by fax.
In Provincial Court, fax filing is still deemed a pilot and the rules are set out in the Provincial Court Fax Filing Project Practice Direction. Fax filing in Supreme Court has been adopted permanently. The documents that may be transmitted to the registry by fax and the procedures for faxing remain unchanged. Court Services Branch will be evaluating the project's success to decide whether to continue or further expand the service. (Users of the service may be contacted for feedback on the project. The identity of individuals involved in the evaluation of the project will remain confidential.)