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.
Claiming property in addition to the amount claimed
You may ask for the return of property connected with the claim in addition to the amount claimed.
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.
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.
After the application is filed
Procedure after the application is filed, amendment of an application, discontinuance of a case.
Mediation and arbitration
DivisionFree hours with a mediator to settle a small claim out-of-court. Mediation can help untangle many a conflict!
Last update: February 23, 2023