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AR 18/91 PROVINCIAL COURT FEES AND COSTS REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 76/2015)

ALBERTA REGULATION 18/91

Provincial Court Act

PROVINCIAL COURT FEES AND COSTS REGULATION

Table of Contents

Civil Division

                1      Fees payable

             1.1      Waiver of fees

             1.2      Witness fees

                2      Costs payable between parties

Criminal Division and Family
and Youth Division

                3      Fees payable

           3.01      Waiver of fees

All Divisions

             3.1      Fee exemption: peace officers

             3.2      Fee exemption: Justice Canada

             3.3      Waiver of fees

                4      Repeal

                5      Coming into force

Civil Division

Fees payable

1   The fees payable to the clerk of the Court are as follows:


                               (a)    for the issuance of a civil claim

                                        (i)    for claims of $7500 or less                          $100.00;

                                      (ii)    for claims exceeding $7500                        $200.00;

                           (a.1)    for filing a dispute note without a counterclaim $25.00;

                           (a.2)    for filing a dispute note with a counterclaim,

                                        (i)    for counterclaims of $7500 or less              $75.00;

                                      (ii)    for counterclaims exceeding $7500          $125.00;

                           (a.3)    for filing a third party claim                                  $50.00;

                           (a.4)    for filing an application in the
course of an action or proceeding                        $50.00;

                              (b)    for filing a Notice of Application
under Part 5 of the
Residential
Tenancies Act
, including the preparation
of any order granted by the Court

                                        (i)    for claims of $7500 or less                          $100.00;

                                      (ii)    for claims exceeding $7500                        $200.00;

                               (c)    for each search of a name, including
the inspection of one file                                       $10.00;

                              (d)    for each inspection of a file                                   $10.00;

                               (e)    for each certification of a document                    $10.00;

                           (e.1)    for certification of one copy of a
document at time of filing document              no charge;

                               (f)    for a copy of a document, per page                        $1.00;

                               (g)    for each transcript and for each
additional copy of a transcript of
a court proceeding                                           as specified
                                                                            in Schedule
                                                                                   B to the
                                                                         Alberta Rules
                                                                                  of Court

                                                                     (AR 124/2010).

AR 18/91 s1;220/93;47/2002;216/2002;164/2010;71/2015

Waiver of fees

1.1   The clerk of the Court may waive the whole fee or part of the fee payable under section 1(a) to (b) by an individual who the clerk, applying the guidelines (if any) established by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, considers is unable to pay that fee.

AR 216/2002 s3;71/2015;76/2015

Witness fees

1.2(1)  The prescribed fee payable to a witness served a notice to attend a hearing is as follows:

                               (a)    for a non-expert witness, per day                         $10.00;

                              (b)    for an expert witness, per day                               $20.00.

(2)  The expense payable to a witness for transportation to attend a hearing is as follows:

                               (a)    subject to clause (b), using
a private motor vehicle,                      the amount set out
                                                                     in section 15 of
                                                                 the Public Service
                                                              Subsistence, Travel
                                                          and Moving Expenses
                                                                            Regulation
;

                              (b)    if in a judge’s opinion public
transportation can be used on a
timely basis and an amount should
not be paid under clause (a),                             the actual
                                                                         cost of public
                                                                       transportation.

AR 139/2008 s2

Costs payable between parties

2   The costs payable as between parties are as follows:

                      (a) ‑ (d)    repealed AR 71/2015 s1;

                           (d.1)    for fees paid to the clerk under section 1(a) to (d), the amount of the fees actually paid;

                               (e)    for service of a civil claim

                                        (i)    by a private process server                the actual cost
                                                           to a maximum of
                                                                           $50.00;

                                      (ii)    by a method of mailing as
designated in the Provincial
Court Act
                                             the actual cost;

                                     (iii)    as directed by the Court                           as fixed by
                                                                       the judge;

                               (f)    for conducting a search of
any registry maintained by
the Government of Canada, the
Government of Alberta or a
local authority                                            the actual cost;

                               (g)    repealed AR 216/2002 s4;

                              (h)    for the prescribed fee paid to a witness to attend a hearing

                                        (i)    for a non-expert witness, per day                 $10.00;

                                      (ii)    for an expert witness, per day                       $20.00;

                               (i)    for the expense paid to a witness for transportation to attend a hearing

                                        (i)    subject to subclause (ii), using
a private motor vehicle,              the amount set out
                                                             in section 15 of
                                                        the Public Service
                                                      Subsistence, Travel
                                                  and Moving Expenses
                                                                    Regulation
;

                                      (ii)    if in a judge’s opinion public
transportation can be used on a
timely basis and an amount should
not be paid under subclause (i),               the actual
                                                                cost of public
                                                              transportation;

                               (j)    repealed AR 216/2002 s4;

                              (k)    in respect of a default judgment entered
by the clerk under section 40(1) of the
Provincial Court Act, the costs shall be
the actual costs in an amount not exceeding
the following:

                                (i), (ii)    repealed AR 71/2015 s1;

                                   (ii.1)    for fees paid to the clerk under section 1(a) to (c), the amount of the fees actually paid;

                                     (iii)    for service of a civil claim

                                              (A)    by a private process                   the actual cost
server                                        to a maximum of
                                                                   $50.00;

                                              (B)    by a method of mailing
as designated in the
Provincial Court Act                 the actual cost;

                                              (C)    as directed by the Court                   as fixed by
                                                               the judge;

                                     (iv)    for conducting a search of
any registry maintained by
the Government of Canada,
the Government of Alberta
or a local authority                            the actual cost;

                               (l)    on an application or hearing, payment for additional classes of costs not otherwise specified in clauses (a) to (k) may be awarded, in the judge’s discretion.

AR 18/91 s2;220/93;251/2001;216/2002;139/2008;71/2015

Criminal Division and Family
and Youth Division

Fees payable

3   The fees payable to the clerk of the Court are as follows:

                               (a)    for filing a claim under the Family Law
Act
or an application under the Extra-provincial Enforcement of Custody Orders Act                                                                              $50.00;

                           (a.1)    for each search of a name, including
the inspection of one file                                       $10.00;

                              (b)    for each inspection of a file                                   $10.00;

                               (c)    for a copy of a document, per page                        $1.00;

                              (d)    for each certification of a document                    $10.00.

                               (e)    repealed AR 220/93 s4.

AR 18/91 s3;220/93;71/2015

Waiver of fees

3.01   The clerk of the Court may waive the whole fee or part of the fee payable under section 3(a) by an individual who the clerk, applying the guidelines, if any, established by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, considers is unable to pay that fee.

AR 76/2015 s1

All Divisions

Fee exemption: peace officers

3.1(1)  In this section, “peace officer” means

                               (a)    a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

                              (b)    a member of a municipal police service within the meaning of the Police Act,

                               (c)    a special constable within the meaning of the Police Act,

                              (d)    a person whose legal functions include written authorization to issue violation tickets under Part 2 or 3, or both, of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act, or

                               (e)    a person appointed under the regulations under the National Defence Act (Canada) for the purposes of section 156 of that Act.

(2)  Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, fees for the search of a name, the inspection of a file or a copy or the certification of a document are not payable by a peace officer when the service in question is required in the execution or discharge of the peace officer’s duties.

AR 216/2002 s5

Fee exemption: Justice Canada

3.2   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, fees for the search of a name, the inspection of a file or a copy or the certification of a document are not payable by an employee of the Department of Justice (Canada) when the service in question is required for the recovery of amounts owing under offences under Acts of the Parliament of Canada.

AR 91/2003 s2

Waiver of fees

3.3(1)  In this section,

                               (a)    “certificate” means a Legal Aid Certificate issued by the Legal Aid Society of Alberta;

                              (b)    “document” means any document that may be filed or issued for which a fee is payable under section 1(a) to (b) or section 3(a).

(2)  If requested to file or issue a document, the clerk of the Court must waive the fee otherwise payable if presented with a subsisting certificate issued in respect of the person for whom the document is to be filed or issued.

AR76/2015 s1

Repeal

4   The Small Claims Division of the Provincial Court Tariff of Fees Regulation (Alta. Reg. 145/80) is repealed.

AR 18/91 s4

Coming into force

5   This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 1991.

AR 18/91 s5