Legislation of the Northwest Territories

This page provides an alphabetical listing of consolidated territorial Acts and associated regulations. These materials can also be accessed via the legislation search service.

The Acts are the laws approved by the Legislative Assembly, and the regulations are laws that are authorized by an act relating to the application of the act and issued by the administering departments or public bodies. Bills are proposed laws introduced by the Legislative Assembly, and become Acts when enacted by the Legislative Assembly.



These consolidations are updated monthly and may not be the most current version available. Changes to regulations are published in the Northwest Territories Gazette.

Please note that not all Northwest Territories statutes, regulations and court rules are consolidated in this service. Statutes with a temporary or limited effect, such as appropriations acts, loan authorization acts and acts writing-off or forgiving assets or debts, are not included. Similarly, regulations with a temporary or limited effect, such as bylaw exemption orders and liquor plebiscite orders, are not included.

The consolidations have been prepared for convenience of reference only, and are not an official statement of the law. Users should note that the Government of the Northwest Territories assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the contents of the consolidations. The authoritative text of statutes can be ascertained from the Revised Statutes of the Northwest Territories, 1988 and the Annual Volumes of the Statutes of the Northwest Territories. Any certified Bills not yet included in the Annual Volumes can be obtained through the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. The authoritative text of regulations can be ascertained from the Revised Regulations of the Northwest Territories, 1990 and Part II of the Northwest Territories Gazette.

Copies of the rules of court application to courts in the Northwest Territories are available online.

Copyright Notice

The legislative material in the consolidations may be used for a non-commercial purpose without seeking permission, provided that it is accurately reproduced and includes an acknowledgment of the Government of the Northwest Territories as its source. Reproduction of the legislative material is permitted, in whole or in part, and by any means.

Annual Statutes

Copies of the Annual Statutes volumes can be purchased through the Territorial Printer.

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