Provincial Court registries

There are four types of registries in Provincial (Family) Court in BC. Your registry may have extra steps you need to take before you can file an application about family law issues. Some registries don’t have any special requirements before you go to court. For more information about your court registry, find your location below:

Early Resolution registries:

Surrey, Victoria

Family Justice registries:

Vancouver, Kelowna, Nanaimo

Parenting Education Program registries:

Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Coquitlam, Prince George, Richmond, Vernon   

All other registries

What's changing in BC Provincial Family Courts?

Watch this short video about the different court registries and the new family court procedures in BC. Lawyer Salima answers questions from advocate Mia. [May 2021]