Filing an application at the Small Claims Division (SJ-870E)
An application to the Small Claims Division must be made using the on-line form.
Key points for filing an application
To sue an enterprise or organization at the Small Claims Division, you must make sure you have the right name.
Defendant who cannot be located
If a defendant’s address is unknown, the plaintiff can carry out a search through certain organizations and using media sources.
Assistance from the clerk
The clerk will check your application to make sure it is completed correctly after you make an appointment for a telephone conversation.
After your application has been checked by the clerk
Once your application has been checked by the clerk it must be filed at the courthouse.
If your application is not checked by the clerk
You can file an application at the Small Claims Division without having it checked by the clerk.
Procedure after the application is filed
Once an application has been filed, a copy is sent to the defendant, who has 20 days to indicate which option he or she has chosen.
Last update: September 9, 2021