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Courts of Justice Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 626/00

SMALL CLAIMS COURT JURISDICTION AND APPEAL LIMIT

Consolidation Period: From October 23, 2019 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 343/19.

Legislative History: 439/08, 244/10, 317/11, 343/19.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Jurisdiction

1. (1) The maximum amount of a claim in the Small Claims Court is $25,000.  O. Reg. 626/00, s. 1 (1); O. Reg. 439/08, s. 1 (1).

Note: On January 1, 2020, subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “$25,000” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “$35,000”. (See: O. Reg. 343/19, s. 1)

(2) The maximum amount of a claim over which a deputy judge may preside is $25,000.  O. Reg. 626/00, s. 1 (2); O. Reg. 439/08, s. 1 (2).

Note: On January 1, 2020, subsection 1 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “$25,000” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “$35,000”. (See: O. Reg. 343/19, s. 1)

Appeal limit

2. (1) For the purposes of clause 31 (a) of the Act, the prescribed amount is $2,500.  O. Reg. 317/11, s. 1.

Note: On January 1, 2020, subsection 2 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “$2,500” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “$3,500”. (See: O. Reg. 343/19, s. 2)

(2) For the purposes of clause 31 (b) of the Act, the prescribed amount is $2,500.  O. Reg. 317/11, s. 1.

Note: On January 1, 2020, subsection 2 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “$2,500” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “$3,500”. (See: O. Reg. 343/19, s. 2)

3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).  O. Reg. 626/00, s. 3.

 

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