Welcome to Prince Edward Island Courts
WELCOME TO THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Courts website. This website has been designed to provide you with information about the work of the court system on PEI. Click on one of the following links for additional information:
The Supreme Court
The superior courts in P.E.I. consist of two separate courts.
The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, Provincial Court and various administrative tribunals. It also provides opinions on questions of law which may be referred to it by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council and some administrative tribunals.
The Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing civil (including family ) and criminal matters, appeals from administrative tribunals and appeals from the Provincial Court. Justices of this Court also have jurisdiction over probate and administration of estates matters.
The Provincial Court
The Provincial Court hears criminal matters, offences under other federal legislation as well as offences under Provincial legislation, including the Highway Traffic Act. The judges of the Provincial Court also serve as the judges of the Youth Court.