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Ontario court locations and court structure

Types of court matters

Criminal law in Ontario

Information for accused persons, witnesses, victims, sureties and people seeking peace bonds and private prosecutions.

Family law services

Information on divorce, separation, child and spousal support, division of property, restraining orders, child protection, adoption and family mediation.

Provincial offences

Information on cases prosecuted in municipally operated Provincial Offences courts, including provincial regulatory offences, municipal bylaw infractions and federal contraventions.

Jury duty

Understand the jury duty process and what to do if you’re selected.

Civil law information and resources

Information on civil lawsuits, Small Claims Court cases, estates (probate), bankruptcy, judicial review, statutory appeals and civil enforcement.

 

Court accessibility

Accommodations and accessibility

Learn about disability-related accommodations to attend or participate in a court proceeding.

Justice services in French

Learn about your rights to receive French-language services in the justice system.

Contact a courthouse accessibility coordinator

Find contact information for the accessibility coordinator at your court location.

Get a court interpreter

How to get a court interpreter if you don’t understand or speak the language of the court.

 

Court-related documents

Public access to courts and court documents

Note: You cannot submit a Freedom of Information request to access court records from the Ministry of the Attorney General. Court records are provided by the courthouse where the matter was heard. Learn more about requesting information from the Ministry.

Search for court cases online

Learn how to find case information online about criminal and civil court cases in the Superior Court of Justice.

Access court files and documents  

Learn what court documents are available to the public and media and how to access them. 

Publication bans

Learn about different types of publication bans and why they are necessary.

Daily court lists

Access daily court lists for the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice.

Superior Court of Justice audio recordings  

Learn about accessing digital court recordings of Superior Court of Justice proceedings.

Ontario Court of Justice audio recordings

Learn about accessing digital court recordings of Ontario Court of Justice proceedings.

Court of Appeal civil and criminal audio recording

Learn about accessing digital court recordings of civil and family proceedings, and criminal proceedings in the Court of Appeal.

Legal assistance

Find a lawyer or paralegal

Learn about who can represent you in your court proceeding.

Legal aid and pro bono legal services

Learn about low-cost and no-cost assistance from legal professionals.

Court fees

Fees in the Small Claims Court

Review the fees applicable in Small Claims Court.

Fees in the Ontario Court of Justice

Review the fees applicable in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Fees in the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal

Review the fees applicable in the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal.

Sheriff’s fees

Review the fees for enforcement services by the Superior Court of Justice Enforcement Office.

Kilometre allowances

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

Have your fees waived

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

 

Become a court-related service provider

Provincial offences

Check the status of traffic tickets and fines or request a meeting to resolve your case

Get information about tickets or fines for how much you owe, where to pay and how to request a meeting with a prosecutor before your trial.

Court information on Provincial Offences Act proceedings

Access guides and information for defendants and appellants in Provincial Offences Act proceedings, published by the Ontario Court of Justice.

Find a municipal Provincial Offences court

Addresses and contact information for municipal courthouses.

Provincial Offences Act forms

Download or print forms for Provincial Offences Act proceedings.

Acts and regulations

Court Services Division annual reports

Read the annual reports prepared by the Ministry of the Attorney General division that administers courts in Ontario.

Provide feedback or submit a complaint

Ontario is committed to providing a modern and professional court system that supports accessible, fair, timely and effective justice services.

You can provide feedback:

  • by calling
  • in writing
  • email

Contact Information:
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Court Services Division
Ministry of the Attorney General
720 Bay Street, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2S9
Tel: 416-326-4263

Contact us

If you have a question about a particular court proceeding, please contact the court office where the proceeding is being heard.

If you have a question about using an online court service platform (such as Justice Services Online or CaseLines), follow the Contact instructions on that platform.

For general comments and questions about court services, contact us.

Note: The content on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. The Ministry of the Attorney General cannot provide legal advice to private individuals. If you have legal questions or require advice about a specific legal issue, please contact a lawyer or paralegal.