Filing, Fees and Forms
Before commencing an appeal, we recommend that you review the following:
Registry staff are not lawyers and cannot give you legal advice.
If the matter you are appealing was heard in Calgary, Drumheller, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat or Red Deer you must file your appeal documents at the Registry in Calgary.
If the matter you are appealing was heard in another Alberta location you must file your appeal documents at the Registry in Edmonton.
Before filing a document, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the following:
The Court of Appeal is in the process of adopting an e-filing system. To assist the Court in its preparations for this new system, the Court is asking lawyers and self-represented litigants, when filing their multiple copies of bound documents, to ensure that one of those copies remains unbound or, alternatively, provide an electronic copy in advance to:
For more information, please review the Notice to the Profession – e-Filing Initiative.
The following filing fees are applicable to civil matters:
|Notice of Appeal
|Application for Permission to Appeal – Commencement Document
|Application for Permission to Appeal – Non Commencement Document
|Application to Restore an Appeal (including consent orders/letters)
||$200 – first restoration
|$500 – second restoration
|$1000 – third and subsequent restoration
|All other applications
Filing fees are not payable in criminal matters.
Civil and Criminal Appeals
||$10 per search
$1 per page
|Certification of a document
||$10 per document
Payment may be made by cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac Debit, certified cheque or money order. Certified cheques and money orders are payable to the Government of Alberta. In compliance with Credit Card Industry Standards, credit card payments over the phone or via fax or email cannot be accepted.
The following is an alphabetical list of the most commonly used forms in the Court of Appeal with links to both Word and PDF versions of each form.
If you are filing an Appeal Record, please also review the Appeal Record Requirements.