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Response form to an action at the Small Claims Division (SJ-871E)

General notice

This form is not available in PDF format. You must complete it online. 

You can access the form at the bottom of this page.

Read all the necessary information before filling it out.

Use this form if you are the defendant in a small claims case and wish to contest the application.

Important information

As a defendant, take the time to familiarize yourself with the following before filling out the form:

Ensure that you have all the information needed to fill out the form:

  • the court record file number on the copy of the application you received in the mail (e.g., XXX-XX-XXXXXX-XX);
  • the documents that will serve as evidence
  • key dates related to the case
  • etc.

Court files are public

Court files are considered public information. The information you provide on this form will therefore become public knowledge. Do not use this form if you need to keep your residential address confidential on your application. Contact a courthouse This hyperlink will open in a new window. for more information.

Court costs

Filing a response to an action with the Small Claims Division is subject to court costs This hyperlink will open in a new window.. They may be paid online after you fill out the application.

Formal filing

Your application is formally filed once the court office has received the form and the court costs have been paid.

Last update: September 18, 2023


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