Waiving filing fees in small claims court

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It’s possible to have the court filing fees waived in small claims court.
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Small claims court is meant to be accessible to everyone. But there’s a hitch: the court charges filing fees to the parties involved in a case. These fees can be a barrier for many people. If this is you, there may be an easy solution. Learn how you can ask to have the fees waived, so you don’t have to pay them.

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Applying to have court fees waived

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2023
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Anna Kurt, Ganapathi Law Group and Christopher Heslinga, Law Students' Legal Advice Program

Anna Kurt
Christopher Heslinga

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