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.
Where to file a claim
There are criteria for determining the territory (judicial district) where the claim should be filed.
Identifying the defendant
It is important to correctly identify the defendant, whether a natural person or a legal person (business, organization, etc.).
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.
Assistance from the clerk
Before sending your application form, you can have it checked for free by a clerk by making a telephone appointment.
Last update: February 23, 2023