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Eldor-Wal News & Announcements

  September 11, 2020

Alberta Court Updates:

With kids returning to school (in one form or another), many firms are getting back into a routine and now is as good a time as any, to provide another Court update. The hope that email filing would revolutionize the Alberta Court system has left most disappointed, unsatisfied and angry. As a result, we have seen an increase in clients returning to manually filings submitted via Eldor-Wal. If this is your preferred method, we are here to assist.

We have also been receiving an increase in clients asking us for assistance with filings that they have already submitted via email; unfortunately, we are limited in our capacity to assist.

  • Email Filings – We have been asked by a court supervisor to outline the process.
    • Even though you are sending these filings by email, processing is manual.
    • Clerks open the email, print and then review the document, confirming details, charging the account, either filing or rejecting the document, then scanning and email you back.
    • This does take time and the courts are trying to clear the backlog.
  • Follow-Ups - If you have submitted an email filing, you will have to follow up with the courts directly via email or phone. There is no desk/counter that is publicly accessible for this type of inquiry.
  • Restricted Access – Court access remains restricted and we are asked to minimize our entry.
  • Rush Filings - We still cannot guarantee rush filings or follow-up with clerks on specific submissions.
  • Turnaround Times – Remain outside our control and difficult to pin down.
  • Searches – Behind 4-6 weeks generally, and difficult to follow-up on.

Edmonton Courthouse Highlights:
1. Access to the courthouse limited to 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm daily.
2. No access to QB, Appeals and Surrogate clerks.
3. Provincial Court Civil RUSH filings can be attempted between the hours of 2:00 – 3:00 pm, however, this remains at the clerk’s discretion.
4. Provincial Family counter is now accessible at the hours listed above.
5. Follow ups are nearly impossible at all courts.
6. Cannot attempt rushes in QB Family, QB Civil, Surrogate or Appeal.

Calgary Courthouse Highlights:
1. There is a very large backlog in Email Filings submitted to the Calgary Courts. They are currently working on submissions from mid-August and have more than 1200 submissions in the queue according to the clerks.
2. Firms wanting to send a student to retrieve previous submissions will need to provide copies of all the sent/received emails between the firm and the courts. There is no guarantee that submissions can be retrieved or successfully removed from the queue.

Below is Eldor-Wal’s most recent reference guide to the Courts and our run times.

EDMONTON COURTS

 Court  Counter Access  Special Considerations
 QUEENS BENCH CIVIL  None
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)
No access to the clerks.
Submissions dropped at Security.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Fax/E-Mail filing encouraged.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 QUEENS BENCH FAMILY  None
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)
No access to the clerks.
Submissions dropped at Security.
E-Filing encouraged except Divorce Packages (hard copy format submitted via drop box).
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Request for Certificates of Divorce and Divorce packages can be mailed to the courts.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 BANKRUPTCY/SURROGATE  None
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)
No access to the clerks.
Fax/E-Mail filing encouraged.
Submissions dropped at Security.
Filings can also be mailed to the courts.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 APPEAL  None
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)
No access to the clerks.
Submissions dropped at Security.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 PROVINCIAL CIVIL  Accessible
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)

Rushes (ie Dispute Notes):
Can be attempted at the counter. Clerk’s discretion. Filings are not guaranteed.
Can pay at counter for filings, searches and RUSHES using credit card and/or cheque.
Can fax file only when payment not required.
Provincial Civil does not accommodate E-Filing.

Non-Rushes:
Submissions dropped at Security.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Cannot pay for documents via credit card. Cheques only accepted.
Clerks are not handling hard copy submissions for at least 7 days.
Provincial filings that do not require payment can be fax filed.
Provincial filings that do require payment can be mailed with a cheque.
Provincial Civil does not accommodate E-Filing.

 PROVINCIAL FAMILY  Accessible Can file at the counter.
Drop off filings no longer encouraged.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.

 

CALGARY COURTS

 Court  Counter Access

 
 Special Considerations

 PROVINCIAL CIVIL  Accessible Submissions dropped at Security.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Emergent documents (i.e. Dispute Notes) can be attempted at the counter. Clerk’s discretion.
Searches and filing fees to be paid via cheque.
Hard copy submission quarantined for 6 days prior to filing.
 DIVORCE  Limited Access Submissions to 7th floor drop box.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Divorce filings requiring payment, will be accepted at the counter.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 SURROGATE/BANKRUPTCY  None Submissions to 7th floor drop box.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 CHAMBERS  Accessible
(Encourage Email or Fax Filing)
Counter filing for scheduled matters.
Applications to be submitted electronically.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.
 QB CIVIL  Limited Access
Can access the counter for any emergency filings or limitations that are coming up. Clerks may or may not ask you to submit the documents to the drop box.

Submissions to 6th floor drop box.
Completed outgoing work placed in Call Boxes.
No guaranteed turnaround times.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.

 QB CRIMINAL  None Submissions to 6th floor dropbox.
Clerks will call upon completion ready for pick up.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.

 PROVINCIAL CRIMINAL  N/A Firms advised to contact court directly.
Firms will be contacted directly re: outstanding pickups/payments.
 PROVINCIAL FAMILY  Accessible Counter filing accessible.
Firms contacted directly regarding searches/pickups.
Filing fees can be paid via credit card or cheque.

 

ELDOR-WAL RUN TIMES - COURT & LTO

 Office City Notes
LAND TITLES Edmonton/Calgary Currently we are dropping off and picking up 5 times a day.
COURT Edmonton Dropping off - 3X - 10:00AM, 11:45 AM and 2:00 PM.
Picking up - 1X (as requested by the courts) from 2:00 PM – 3:00 pm daily.
COURT Calgary Dropping off - 2X - 10:00AM and 2:00 PM.
Picking up - 2X (as requested by the courts) at 10:00 AM and from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM daily.
 

If you would like us to send you reference guide as a PDF, or have any questions, please give us a call or email us at mail@eldorwal.com

 

  August 17, 2020

Court Search Delays:

As many of you may know, we are experiencing terribly long delays for court searches submitted to both the Edmonton and Calgary courts, specifically QB name searches, procedure cards, and copy requests.

These delays are not caused by Eldor-Wal and are out of our hands. We are submitting your court requests within hours of them being received, but are seeing the following turnaround times:

  • QB Court – Edmonton (3-5 weeks), Calgary (2-4 weeks)
  • Provincial Court – Edmonton (1-2 weeks), Calgary (2-3 weeks)
  • Appeal Court – Edmonton (3-5 days), Calgary (3-5 days)

In addition to long delays, there is no consistency in search results being returned. At the end of last week we received search results submitted August 7 included in a batch of results submitted July 16. Other search requests submitted between these dates have not yet been completed. There is no predictability.

We have explored other avenues in an effort to reduce delays:

  • submitting province wide searches to other smaller jurisdictions;
  • contacting court supervisors;
  • calling in favors with clerks we have worked with for years;
  • asking the courts to explore allowing a self-serve terminal so we can conduct our own searches, leaving court clerks to attend to other matters.

So far, we’ve hit a brick wall.

In our discussions with the courts, we’ve been told that they do not have the staff to expedite matters, literally “the court is empty,” “delays should be expected,” and that “firms are simply going to have to realize that courts are not the same as before COVID.”

I know you are frustrated; I, too, am equally frustrated. Come September when jury trials are scheduled to resume, these delays will most likely become worse! We will continue to do our best in trying to find solutions to this issue, but this may be a prudent time to contact your MLA, or your contacts at Justice, and express your concerns with the current state of matters.

 

  August 4, 2020

BC Natural Resource Compliance and Enforcement Database:

It has come to our attention today that the database is undergoing some upgrades. As a result, there is a legacy database (accessed here: https://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ocers/searchApproved.do?submitType=menu), and a new database (accessed here: https://nrced.gov.bc.ca/records). Unfortunately, there is no notification on the new database that the system is undergoing some modernization, nor is there any notification directing users to access the new database.

We reached out to the Governmental department responsible for this database (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy) for clarification. We were disappointed with the reply that the database is undergoing some modernization, with the new database becoming live on May 12, 2020, with no notice to users or advice that the new database does not contain the same legacy information as the historical database. Further, we were dismayed to learn that there is no ongoing efforts to maintain the currency of the legacy database. We were told that there were some technical difficulties with the legacy database beginning in 2018, and that regular updates to that database ceased following Q1 2019. While the Ministry reports that the new database is “relatively up to date”, we were advised that while the new site is still under development, some data is missing, including “administrative sanctions, court convictions, and orders under the Water Act and the Administrative Land Commission Act.”

While this is not a database within our control, since we learned that the database is in the process of modernization, we wanted to bring it to your attention as soon as we found out. Our practice from now on will be that when a search of this database is requested, we will search both the legacy database, as well as the new database, to try to be as comprehensive as possible. Please note, however, according for the information we received today, the BC Government notes that it is possible that there are some gaps with information not being maintained currently. To the extent that any transaction is relying on the accuracy of such search, we would encourage you to reach out directly to the BC Government department responsible for maintenance of this database.

 

  April 23, 2020

Important Courthouse Notice:

Firstly, we received an important notice from the courthouse, specifically Court Services Dept: Court of Queen’s Bench – Civil.

Related to this notice, we are starting to see some rejections come back due to original affidavits not being submitted with a cover letter, after fax/email filing.

We are available to submit these originals on your behalf, once you fax or email file them.

If you would like to submit your unfiled document with us, rather than fax or email filing (as was the case prior to COVID), it would be our pleasure to assist you. Please give us a call if this is of interest to you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Pursuant to Rule 13.41 (4) of the Alberta Rules of Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench Clerk’s Office Must be in receipt of the original affidavit within 15 days of fax/email filing an affidavit. When submitting the original affidavit please attach a cover letter to the front of the affidavit quoting the Action #, a brief Style of Cause, and the date that the affidavit was fax/email filed.

Secondly, a new announcement came out regarding an extension of suspension of sittings. To view the full announcement, please click the link below:

https://albertacourts.ca/qb/resources/announcements/covid-19-extension-of-suspension-of-sittings-master-order-3

 

  April 8, 2020

Easter Hours, LTO and Court Updates:

Easter Hours

  • Eldor-Wal will be closed on Good Friday (April 10, 2020), but will have skeleton staff to assist with your requests on Easter Monday (April 13, 2020) from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Land Titles and the Courthouse will be closed both Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Land Titles Update

Provincial Court Update

  • We have been asked to pass along an updated list from Provincial Court with respect to the documents they deem “essential”. The documents listed below are still available for counter filing. All other Provincial documents must be dropped off or fax filed. More information can be found at the following: http://www.albertacourts.ca/pc/resources/covid

EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS BEING FILED
· Claims that expire within 30 days
· Extend time for service within 30 days of the expiry of the Claim
· Affidavits in support of sub-service and order (if provided) within 90 days of the expiry of the Claim
· Any Dispute Note/Counterclaim, Third Party Claim, Dispute Note to Third Party Claim, Notice of Appeal
· Summary Judgment Applications – Very few, if a party insists, the matter should be referred to a Judge for a decision on the urgency.
· Set Aside Applications – Particularly if enforcement proceedings have been commenced. Applications will be by phone.
· Landlord Tenant Matters – Generally these matters should be referred to a Judge for assessment of the urgency. Applications will be by phone.

 

  March 25, 2020

New Court Services Option Has Arisen:

The Court situation remains fluid and decisions made one minute are altered days, sometimes hours, later. This is once such instance. While counter service remains closed, we have another option that has arisen.

Litigation Filing

  • Edmonton and Calgary Courts have implemented a drop system.
  • Court agents are now able to drop documents for filing at the security desk (Edmonton) and the information booth (Calgary). 
  • While we continue to encourage firms to utilize the temporary fax/email system, we are available to begin dropping filings off, with the following understanding:
    • We will drop documents off only twice a day: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
    • There will be no waybill confirmation (some court security is reluctant to sign confirming receipt).
    • We will not be able track documents once dropped, will not be able to follow up on the documents, and will not be able to communicate with clerks regarding rejections.
    • If you are notified that a document is ready for pickup, please advise the clerk that you would like it put in Eldor-Wal’s callbox. We will not be able to go anywhere except our Eldor-Wal callbox.
    • Completed filings will be returned via our callbox at the Courts, we will be checking our callbox daily for completed work, but only at the following times:
      2:00-3:00 PM – Edmonton Courts will only allow us to check once a day
      10:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Calgary
    • Clerks are not guaranteeing when documents will be completed, and thus have little recourse once documents are dropped off.

    Litigation Searches

    • With the drop system now in place, we have submitted search requests at the courthouse. The good news is Edmonton’s Court has started completing searches within a 24hr turnaround. 
    • We will be submitting name searches through the Edmonton Court, and will be completing them province-wide.
    • I am not sure how long this will last, but I would recommend submitting these requests as soon as possible. This can be done via the Eldorwal.com website, or by submitting your request to mail@eldorwal.com.

    Provincial Court

    • Provincial Court has remained hard to nail down on their changes, and if in doubt, please contact Provincial Court directly, depending on your location.
    • As you will see, Edmonton and Calgary are very different, but neither is accepting email filing, and only minimal fax filing:
       
       Provincial Court Edmonton Calgary
      Only Rush Filings no yes
      Payment Method cheque only any
      Hardcopies?  drop off only, no guarantees
      when it will be filed or when we
      get it back in callbox
      counter still available
      Fax or Email Filing fax only (limited no fee
      documents), no email
      fax only (limited no fee
      documents), no email
      Searches? yes no

 

  March 19, 2020

We remain open and ready to assist our clients:

As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) and both Canada and Alberta’s response to it, Eldor-Wal is still offering all services with only minimal disruption.

However, this can change at any moment. We are committed to providing our clients accurate and timely updates to any changes affecting our service offerings.

We have created a list of available services, which you can see at the top of this page.

All available services are currently green and remain open, with the exception of the courthouse, which is now starting to limit the number of clerks they have filing. Moreover, anything marked “in-person” is a service that may be compromised if our building closes, our office within our building closes, or if the public building that we attend (land titles or courthouse) closes. We will be updating this list on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day. Our website is the best way to stay current.

Some of our clients have asked about sending a backlog of searches due to employee absence, and that is currently available. Our search team has begun to work remotely to ensure we are here for you. We are encouraging all firms to submit their requests via the website or via email (mail@eldorwal.com) to reduce the need for couriers with both your and our safety in mind. If you require assistance in submitting searches or filings online, please call us.

 

  March 13, 2020

Eldor-Wal’s response to Coronavirus:

We have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and have been abiding by the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS). 

While the worldwide risk is rising, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Alberta currently remains low. Nevertheless, Eldor-Wal takes the health and safety of our clients, staff, and vendors very seriously. We are following the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and will continue to make decisions based on the latest information from Alberta Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. As necessary, we will provide up-to-date and transparent communication regarding our efforts.

Safety

While our offices are professionally cleaned on a nightly basis, Eldor-Wal has implemented the following additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Increased information and communication regarding hygiene practices as recommended by AHS, such as frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Encouraging our staff to say at home and away from others if they are feeling unwell
  • Frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas
  • Increased utilization of hand sanitizers and disinfection agents
  • Company-wide self-assessment for any staff member travelling outside of Alberta

Moreover, as of March 12, 2020 the Province of Alberta issued new recommendations on events and travel, requiring all travelers to self-isolate irrespective of whether they are symptomatic or not.  As a result of this advisory, Eldor-Wal will be suspending business travel outside of Canada and those team members returning to Canada from abroad will be in self-isolation for 14 days.

Our Services

We are operating on a full staff model in both our Edmonton and Calgary offices. While services are currently uninterrupted, the situation may change. We do have plans to minimize the disruption this may cause to you and your firm depending on the challenges that may arise. We are committed to open and honest communication,  and will keep you updated accordingly.  

Court and Land Titles

  • All court (searches and filings) and land titles (filings) require in-person attendance 
  • Currently, these services remain open and available but are subject to government building modifications/closures 
  • These services and the related staff (couriers, court filing staff, verification clerks and central coordinators) unfortunately cannot be accommodated remotely and will be impacted if modifications or closures take place 

Search Department

  • Most search services are electronically accessed and are unaffected (Land Titles, Corporate, PPR, NUANS, Due Diligence, US Searches and Transcript Management); should the need arise, our search department is prepared to work remotely to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Some search services are manually accessed (Court) and require in-person attendance, and may be adversely affected depending upon government modifications or closures  

Corporate Department

  • Corporate filings are electronically accessed and currently are unaffected
  • Should the need arise, our corporate department is prepared to work remotely to ensure uninterrupted service  

In an effort to maintain a safe work environment and to further reduce the potential for spread of viruses, when possible, we are strongly encouraging clients to utilize our website for submitting searches and filings. While not all documents and searches can be submitted electronically (Land Titles filings and Court filings require original documents), any reduction of paper submissions certainly helps in reducing the potential for viral spread.

 

  November 22, 2019

Land Titles & Surveys Fee Increases:

The government has issued an increase in LTO costs effective January 1, 2020.

New fees are as follows:

  • Land title transfer and creation (Base fee of $50.00 not changing) - $2.00/every $5000
  • Mortgage, encumbrance, amending agreements, PPSA security interests (Base fee of $50.00 not changing) - $1.50/every $5000
  • Caveat that charges land (Base fee of $50.00 not changing) - $1.50/every $5000
  • Discharge or removal of interest - $10.00 for the first instrument and $5.00 for each additional instrument or title

For more information, please see this PDF file.

 

  September 26, 2019

Holiday Closures:

Please note that both the Courthouse and Land Titles will be closed from December 24, 2019 until January 1, 2020. Although we will be unable to do any court running or land titles registrations while they are closed, we will have limited staff available to assist you on the following days:

  • December 24, 2019 - CLOSED
  • December 25, 2019 - CLOSED
  • December 26, 2019 - CLOSED
  • December 27, 2019 - CLOSED
  • December 30, 2019 - OPEN
  • December 31, 2019 - OPEN
  • January 1, 2020 - CLOSED
  • January 2, 2020 – OPEN

All court filing and land titles registrations will be dealt with on January 2, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-888-429-5969 or by email at mail@eldorwal.com.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

  February 1, 2019

CORES Policy Update:

As of February 3rd, 2019, Service Alberta will be beginning implementing a switchover to a paperless renewal system, this means:

  • Any corporation with an email address listed on file will start to receive their annual return renewal notices by email, rather than the standard paper notices that have been mailed out.
  • For the time being, if no email address is listed on a corporate file, the corporation will receive their next renewal notice in the mail.
  • As of the February 3rd implementation date, the majority of CORES filings will have a system enforced requirement for the collection of email addresses to assist in the switchover.
  • Forms on the ministry site will be switching over slowly to accommodate these changes (removal of the word “optional” from certain notices, and addition of an email field on others), however no date has been given as of yet.

In light of this, it is our recommendation that firms:

  1. Begin to review their corporate files (starting with corporations that have an anniversary date of March) and ensure their renewal notices will be received by the correct party.
  2. Consider setting up a annual return notice dedicated email like annualreturn@yourlawfirm.ca so as to ensure the correct party received the annual return notification.
  3. Manually update your forms catalogue or make notes to ensure the collection of this data for future filings.

For more information on this switchover, please see this PDF file.

 

  October 17, 2018

Holiday Closures:

Please note that both the Courthouse and Land Titles will be closed from December 24, 2018 until January 1, 2019. Although we will be unable to do any court running or land titles registrations while they are closed, we will have staff available to assist you on the following days:

  • December 24, 2018 - CLOSED
  • December 25, 2018 - CLOSED
  • December 26, 2018 - CLOSED
  • December 27, 2018 - OPEN
  • December 28, 2018 - OPEN
  • December 31, 2018 - OPEN
  • January 1, 2019 - CLOSED
  • January 2, 2019 – OPEN

All court filing and land titles registrations will be dealt with on January 2, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-888-429-5969 or by email at mail@eldorwal.com.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

  November 21, 2017

Holiday Closures:

Please note that both the Courthouse and Land Titles will be closed from December 25, 2017 until January 1, 2018. Although we will be unable to do any court running or land titles registrations while they are closed, we will have staff available to assist you on the following days:

  • December 25, 2017 - CLOSED
  • December 26, 2017 - CLOSED
  • December 27, 2017 - CLOSED
  • December 28, 2017 - OPEN
  • December 29, 2017 - OPEN
  • January 1, 2018 - CLOSED
  • January 2, 2018 – OPEN

All court filing and land titles registrations will be dealt with on January 2, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-888-429-5969 or by email at mail@eldorwal.com.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

   August 10, 2017

We’re Moving!

As of September 5, 2017, Eldor-Wal’s new address will be:

1200, 10123 99 ST NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 3H1

We look forward to serving you from our new location.

 

  October 23, 2016

Holiday Closures:

Please note that both the Courthouse and Land Titles will be closed from December 24, 2016 until January 3rd, 2017. Although we will be unable to do any court running or land titles registrations while they are closed, we will have staff available to assist you on the following days:

  • December 26, 2016 - CLOSED
  • December 27, 2016 - CLOSED
  • December 28, 2016 - CLOSED
  • December 29, 2016 - OPEN
  • December 30, 2016 - OPEN
  • January 2, 2017 - CLOSED
  • January 3, 2017 - OPEN

All court filing and land titles registrations will be dealt with on January 3, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-888-429-5969 or by email at mail@eldorwal.com.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

 February 5, 2016

Eldor-Wal is Expanding!

Eldor-Wal is pleased to announce the opening of our new Calgary Office!

We are now able to provide our existing clients with Calgary Law Courts and Land Title services for filings & searches. This is an extension of our current services that you have grown accustomed to in Edmonton. 

The Eldor-Wal advantage lies in:

  • peace of mind that your documents are being handled by people that understand, and have experience with them.
  • not losing touch with your documents once they are submitted for processing
  • immediate feedback if documents are rejected, or other challenges occur saving time and costs
  • concise billing when the work is returned to you, making it easier to accurately recover disbursement costs from your clients

Whether you are doing a filing, or searching for court documents, we can help! Should you have any questions, or wish to start using these new services, please contact Amanda Theroux at 1-888-429-9569 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F).

 

  November 20, 2015

Holiday Closures:

Please note that both the Courthouse and Land Titles will be closed from December 24, 2015 until January 4, 2016. Although we wil be unable to do any court running or land titles registrations while they are closed, we will have staff available to assist you on the following days:

  • December 24, 2015 - OPEN
  • December 25-29, 2015 - CLOSED
  • December 30, 2015 - OPEN
  • December 31, 2015 - OPEN
  • January 1, 2016 - CLOSED
  • January 4, 2016 - OPEN

All court filing and land titles registrations will be dealt with on January 4, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of our clerks at 780-429-5969 or by email at mail@eldorwal.com.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

  September 30, 2015

Government Corporate & Land Title Fee Increases:

Please note that as of October 5, 2015 there will be an increase in the government disbursement fees for the following Corporate and Land Title transactions:

  • Land Title Caveats (Applies to Tariff of Fees 5(1) only) will be increased by $5 raising the total cost from $30 to $35
  • Incorporations and Amalgamations of Alberta corporations will be increased by $25 raising the total cost from $250 to $275
  • Annual return filings for both Alberta and extra-provincially registered corporation will be increased by $20 raising the total cost from $30 to $50
  • Searches of Alberta and extra-provincial corporations will increase by $4 bringing the total cost from $3 up to $7
  • Certified copies of information or transactions for Alberta and extra-provincial corporations will be increased by $4 raising the total cost from $3 to $7

 

April 1, 2015

Registry & Court Fee Increases:

Due to the recent Alberta Budget, there will be changes to the government disbursement fees for Court, Registry & Corporate services.

 

COURT FEES - EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015

 

Court Filing Fees – Civil and family matters:

  • Court of Appeal applications $50

Court of Queen’s Bench

  • Statements of defence $50
  • Counterclaims $150
  • Third Party claims $150
  • Interlocutory applications $50
  • Family Law Act claims $50
  • Daily trial fees for civil matters (trials > 5 days, starting on day 5) $250 / day

Provincial Court:

  • Dispute notes - $25
  • Counterclaims less than $7,500 - $50
  • Countercalims greater than $7,500 - $100
  • Third Party Claims - $50
  • Interlocutory Applications - $50
  • Family Law Act claims - $50

Court Filing Fees – Surrogate fees

Issuing grants of probate, letters of administration, resealing grants, excluding trusteeship, where net Alberta property value is:
  • Up to $10,000 - $35
  • $10,000 to $25,000 - $135
  • $25,000 to $125,000 - $275
  • $125,000 to $250,000 - $400
  • Over $250,000 - $525
  • Other estate documents, application for trusteeship, grant of double probate, caveats - $250
  • Filing an application during estate or trusteeship action or proceeding - $50

Court Filing Fees:

  • Queen’s Bench commencement fee - $250
  • Traffic Offence Fines Average 35% increase
  • Speeding - $78-$474
  • Emergency vehicles / construction zones - $156-$949
  • Failure to obey red light - $388
  • Failure to stop at signal / crosswalk - $233
  • Unsafe advance into intersection controlled by flashing red light - $233
  • Traffic fine administration fee (% retained by Province) - 26.67%

REGISTRY FEES - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015

Registry Fees (applicable to our services):

  • Land title Search - $15
  • Land Title Caveats - $35
  • Transfers and leasehold titles - Flat fee - $75
  • Transfers and leasehold titles - variable fee per each $5,000 - $6
  • Mortgages- Flat fee - $75
  • Mortgages- Variable fee per each $5,000 - $6

CORPORATE REGISTRY FEES - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015

Corporate Fees:

  • Incorporations (including amalgamations) - $275
  • Annual returns - $50
  • Searches - $5

Information for all the fees detailed here, as well as the entire Alberta Budget are found here as well as here

 

Resources

Alberta Government - The Government of Alberta’s website, Service Alberta, has information relating to Corporate Registry, Personal Property, and Land Titles: