Most civil court proceedings involving a claim for money, property or damages are called actions or lawsuits. Depending on the value of the claim, a civil action may be heard in the Superior Court of Justice or the Small Claims Court.  Civil matters also include probate applications, other estates proceedings and civil enforcement (by the sheriff of the Superior Court of Justice or the Small Claims Court bailiff).

Small Claims Court

Suing someone in the Small Claims Court

Learn how to sue someone in the Small Claims Court for $35,000 or less.

Being sued in the Small Claims Court

What to do if you are being sued in the Small Claims Court.

Rules of the Small Claims Court

Access the rules of court that apply to Small Claims Court proceedings.

Guide to procedure in the Small Claims Court

Learn about the steps to follow in the Small Claims Court.

Small Claims Court forms

Download or print the court forms needed for Small Claims Court proceedings.

File Small Claims Court documents online

Learn how to file Small Claims Court documents online without having to go to the courthouse.

Practice directions and notices for the Small Claims Court

Information published by the court on Small Claims Court procedures.

Fees and interest

Fees in the Small Claims Court

Read about the fees applicable in Small Claims Court matters.

Have your fees waived

Find out if you qualify to have your court fees waived and learn how to request a fee waiver.

Paying money into court

Learn how to pay money to the court for a civil case or when managing a child’s money.

Calculating prejudgment and postjudgment interest

Find the interest rates that apply to the money owed in a civil court case in the Small Claims Court.

Types of civil cases in the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court

Civil court proceedings also include applications, judicial reviews and statutory appeals. These types of proceedings may be heard in the Superior Court of Justice or Divisional Court (a branch of the Superior Court of Justice).

Suing and being sued

Learn what to do if you are suing or being sued in the Superior Court of Justice.

Simplified procedure for claims up to $200,000

Learn about the special process for lower-value claims in the Superior Court of Justice.

Appeals in the Divisional Court

Learn about the steps to follow in Divisional Court appeals.

Applications for judicial review in the Divisional Court

Read the guide to judicial review published by the Superior Court of Justice.

Civil cases in the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court

Civil case management

Learn about the special process for certain complex civil cases in the Superior Court of Justice.

Civil court forms

Download or print the court forms needed for civil court proceedings.

Mandatory mediation for civil actions

Learn about mandatory mediation for civil cases in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor and find a mediator, including low-cost mediation.

File civil case documents online

Learn how to file court documents online for a civil case in the Superior Court of Justice — without having to go to the courthouse.

Rules of Civil Procedure

Access the rules of court that apply to civil court proceedings.

Fees and interest

Fees in Superior Court of Justice civil matters

Read the regulation about fees applicable in the Superior Court of Justice, including in civil matters.

Have your fees waived

Find out if you qualify to have your court fees waived and learn how to request a fee waiver.

Paying money into court

Learn how to pay money to the court for a civil or family court case or when managing a child’s money.

Calculating prejudgment and postjudgment interest

Find the interest rates that apply to the money owed in a civil court case in the Superior Court of Justice.

Calculating the discount rate and gross-up rate

Find the rates that are used to calculate the amount owed on an award for future pecuniary damages.

Estates proceedings (probate)

Apply for probate of an estate (standard process)

Learn how to apply for probate (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee).

Probate of a small estate

Learn how to apply for probate (Small Estate Certificate) to manage an estate valued at up to $150,000.

Rules of Civil Procedure

Access the rules of court that apply to estates proceedings.

Estate court forms

Download or print the court forms needed for estate proceedings.

Practice directions and notices for civil proceedings (including estates) in the Superior Court of Justice

Information published by the court on civil proceeding, including estates procedures.

Estate administration tax

Learn about the estate administration tax and access the tax calculator.

Civil enforcement

Enforcing civil orders in the Small Claims Court

Learn about the process to enforce Small Claims Court judgments.

Sheriff’s fees

Read the regulation about fees for enforcement services by the Superior Court of Justice Enforcement Office.

Small Claims Court bailiff’s fees

Read about the fees in the Small Claims Court, including fees for the bailiff’s services.

Kilometre allowances

Read the regulation about the kilometre allowance that applies in certain situations, including some sheriff and bailiff services.  

Learn more about going to court and the resources available throughout the process.