Civil Resolution Tribunal Fees (20:App I)

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1. Fee Waiver[edit]

If a tribunal form or rule indicates a fee is required in order to take a step, the fee shown in the CRT Fees must be paid before the step will be completed. A claimant who cannot afford to pay a fee can ask the tribunal to waive payment of fees by completing the steps required by the Fee Waiver Request Form, and providing any other information requested by the tribunal. In deciding a request to waive the payment of fees, the tribunal will consider the person’s ability to pay, based on the information about that person’s financial situation. If the tribunal decides that a person should not have qualified for a fee waiver, the tribunal may order that person to pay the fees. The Fee Waiver Request Form can be found at the following link:

If a dispute is not resolved by agreement, and a tribunal member makes a final decision, the unsuccessful party will be required to pay the successful party’s tribunal fees and reasonable dispute-related expenses unless the tribunal decides otherwise.

This can include some or all of the following:

  • any tribunal fees paid by the other party in relation in the dispute
  • any fees and expenses paid by a party in relation to witness fees and summonses, and
  • any other reasonable expenses and charges that the tribunal considers directly related to the conduct of the tribunal dispute resolution process.

Except in extraordinary cases, the tribunal will not order one party to pay to another party any fees charged by a lawyer or another representative in the tribunal dispute process.

2. Common fees[edit]

a) Application for Dispute Resolution - Claims of $3000 or less[edit]

     (1) Online:		    $75
     (2) Paper:				$100

b) Application for Dispute Resolution - Claims of $3000-5000[edit]

     (1) Online:                   $125
     (2) Paper:                                $150

c) For filing a Dispute Response[edit]

     (1) Online:			$0
     (2) Paper:				$25

d) For filing a counterclaim or Third party claim - Claims of $3000 or less[edit]

     (1) Online:			$75
     (2) Paper:				$100

e) For filing a counterclaim or Third party claim - Claims of $3000-5000[edit]

     (1) Online:                       $125
     (2) Paper:                                $150

f) To request a default decision[edit]

     (1) Online:			$25
     (2) Paper:				$30

g) Filing for a Consent Resolution Order[edit]

     (1) Online:			$25
     (2) Paper:				$25

h) Requesting a Tribunal Decision Process (hearing)[edit]

     (1) Online:			$50
     (2) Paper:				$50

i) Requesting a default decision to be set aside[edit]

     (1) Online:			$50
     (2) Paper:				$50

A mandatory direction of the court, binding and enforceable upon the parties to a court proceeding. An "interim order" is a temporary order made following the hearing of an interim application. A "final order" is a permanent order, made following the trial of the court proceeding or the parties' settlement, following which the only recourse open to a dissatisfied party is to appeal. See "appeal," "consent order," "decision," and "declaration."

The person who starts a court proceeding seeking an order for a specific remedy or relief against another person, the respondent. See "action" and "respondent."

In law, to give up a right or entitlement; to give up the opportunity to assert a right or enforce an entitlement. See "release."

In law, a judge's conclusions after hearing argument and considering the evidence presented at a trial or an application; a judgment; the judge's reasons. A judge's written or oral decision will include the judge's conclusions about the relief or remedies claimed as well as their findings of fact and conclusions of law. A written decision is called the judge’s "reasons for judgment." See "common law," "conclusions of law," and "findings of fact."

In law, a person named as an applicant, claimant, respondent, or third party in a court proceeding; someone asserting a claim in a court proceeding or against whom a claim has been brought. See "action" and "litigant."

A person with direct, personal knowledge of facts and events; a person giving oral evidence in court on oath or affirmation as to the truth of the evidence given. See "affirm," "evidence," "oath," and "opinion evidence."

The processes used to conclusively resolve legal disputes including negotiation, collaborative settlement processes, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

A person licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. See "barrister and solicitor."

The assertion of a legal right to an order or to a thing; the remedy or relief sought by a party to a court proceeding.

In law, any proceeding before a judicial official to determine questions of law and questions of fact, including the hearing of an application and the hearing of a trial. See "decision" and "evidence."

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