General Division (Civil and Criminal)

Where can I get Court forms?

You will find user friendly court forms on-line at the following websites both on the Forms page of the Manitoba Courts website and the Manitoba Laws site.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may purchase court forms at any Manitoba Court Centre.

Can I find Court forms or Rules of the Court online?

You can find information on the Laws of Manitoba at http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/statpub/index.html

Once you are at this Internet site, click on " Enter Manitoba Laws" to find specific information.

Can I access the Court Registry System online?

Yes, you can access the Court Registry System online at https://web43.gov.mb.ca/Registry/

What are the fees that I will have to pay to file court documents?

The Court Services Fees Regulation regulates all court fees.

Fees can be paid by cash, certified cheque or money order. Security for costs must be paid by certified cheque or money order.  Payments are to be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

How can I obtain a copy of my Court Order?

You must attend to the Court of Queen's Bench Centre in Manitoba in which your court file is located. Court staff can photocopy you the order for a minimum charge of $2.50. ($1.00 for the 1st page and then .50 cents for each additional page). Some court offices in Winnipeg have coin-operated photocopiers for your use.

Can I obtain information on my file without the file number?

Yes, court staff can complete a search by using your full name.

I have been served with court documents. What should I do?

Court staff cannot provide you with legal advice. You may wish to represent yourself in proceedings before the Courts, however, it is recommended that you consult with a lawyer about your rights and all available remedies or outcomes that can be sought from the court.

How do I find out the balance of money being held in Suitor's Trust?

Court staff can complete a search using your file name or file number.

What is a Statement of Claim?

A Statement of Claim is an originating process in the Court of Queen's Bench that is used when one party is suing another party.

How do I enforce a court order or judgment?

A common misunderstanding about the role of the Court is that the Court is responsible for enforcing or ensuring that its orders or judgments are followed. This is not the case. If a person is successful in obtaining a judgment or an order in his or her favour from the Court, it is up to that person to take whatever steps he or she considers necessary, in keeping with the law, to enforce the order.

How do I obtain a Garnishing Order?

You can obtain a garnishing order after you are successful in your court case and receive a Judgment. You should refer to The Garnishment Act for more specific information.

I have had my car repaired and am disagreeing with the amount being charged by my mechanic. Can I file under The Garage Keepers Act so I can get my car?

Yes, you can if you are the owner of the vehicle and have a copy of the bill or are prepared to swear an affidavit as to the amount outstanding. You must attend to your local Court of Queen's Bench Registry Office. You will be provided with the proper forms, which you will be required to complete. You will also be required to pay into Court the full amount of the outstanding bill plus 10% of the bill or $50.00 (whichever is less) as a fee. You will then be issued with an order to release your vehicle. You will be required to give the order to the garage keeper who will in turn release your vehicle to you.

How do I file a Small Claim Appeal?

A Small Claim Appeal must be filed within 30 days from the signing date of the Certificate of Decision. The appeal of a Winnipeg Centre claim is filed at Room 100 C -408 York Avenue. The appeal of a St. Boniface Centre claim is filed at 227 Provencher Boulevard. Small Claims that were heard in other Courts throughout the Province must be appealed in the Judicial Centre for that Court location. The fee is $35.00 if you were present at the hearing. The forms you will require are available at the Court of Queen's Bench Registry Office. If you were not present at the hearing, then you must pay $150.00 security for costs, by certified cheque, money order or cash in addition to the $35.00 filing fee.

Information on this page last updated on August 13, 2021