The Small Claims Division at the Court of Québec hears applications where the amount in dispute is $15,000 or less.
Maximum amount of claim
The maximum amount that may be claimed in the Small Claims Division is $15,000 plus interest.
Mediation at the Small Claims Division
Mediation services are provided by the Small Claims Division free of charge. They offer the parties an opportunity to resolve their dispute amicably.
Information sessions on Small Claims
Information sessions on small claims are offered to the public in certain regions of Quebec.
Sending a formal notice before filing an application
A formal notice requires the recipient to rectify a situation within a given period of time. It is often the first step in resolving a dispute.
Who can sue or be sued
You want to know if you can sue small claims or pursue an institution, see this section.
Time limit for filing an application (prescription)
If you want to file an application at the Small Claims Division, you should do so as soon as possible after the incident that caused the dispute.
Where to file an application
Small claims applications must be filed with the court having territorial jurisdiction.
Process and help for the applicant
The steps to be followed for the applicant for Small Claims.
Options available to the defendant
Defendants have a time limit to indicate the option they have chosen, using the on-line form.
Small claims judgment
A small claims judgment is final. It is rendered by the judge from the bench, or in writing after being taken under advisement.
Last update: September 9, 2021