Applications may be filed at the Small Claims Division by individuals acting in their own name, and also by some representatives and entities.
Maximum amount of small claim
The maximum amount of a claim in the Small Claims Division is $15,000, before any interest is calculated.
Types of applications
Different types of disputes can be brought to the Small Claims Division.
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.
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.
Process and help for the applicant
The steps to be followed for the applicant for Small Claims.
Small Claims Division form (SJ-870E)
Completing the electronic application form makes filing with the courthouse easier. This form is for people who wish to file a small claim.
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Last update: October 21, 2022