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Guide to procedures in small claims court

Learn about the steps to follow in small claims court, including how to complete and submit forms.

Overview

The information contained in this guide is an overview of the small claims court procedures. It is not intended to be a substitute for the Rules of the Small Claims Court, which should be examined for specific information.

Nothing contained, expressed or implied in this guide is intended as, or should be taken or understood as, legal advice. If you have any legal questions, you should see a lawyer or paralegal.

Where to get more information

Small Claims Court forms are available at court offices and at www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca. You can find tips on completing forms at the end of this guide.

The staff at any Small Claims Court office are helpful. They will answer your questions about Small Claims Court procedures, but keep in mind that they cannot give legal advice and they cannot fill out your forms for you.

For more detailed information, you should refer to the Rules of the Small Claims Court.

Updated: March 23, 2022
Published: March 23, 2022