Provincial Offences Court, Civil Division, Small Claims Court
|Areas Served||York Region|
|Address & Map|
Richmond Hill Courthouse
855 Major Mackenzie Dr E
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4C6
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|Major Intersection||Major Mackenzie Drive & Bayview Ave.|
|Description||In Ontario, the Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. The Small Claims Court can handle any action for the payment of money or the recovery of possession of personal property where the amount claimed does not exceed $25,000 (Canadian), excluding interest and costs such as court fees. This includes the value of all goods that the plaintiff is asking for in total, no matter how many defendants there are. |
Small Claims Court deals with civil dsiputes only and has simplified rules and procedures. For example, the forms in Small Claims Court use a fill-in-the-blank style. Procedures are informal and legal representation is not required unless the claimant chooses.
Before making a claim, individuals are strongly encouraged to read the Small Claims Court Guides - What is Small Claims Court?, Guide to Making a Claim, and the Forms Assistant Program found on the Ministry of the Attorney General website, or available at the Richmond Hill Small Claims Court, and Superior Court of Justice in Newmarket.
If filing a claim please arrive at least one half hour prior to office closing.
You must pay a fee to file a claim or defence in Small Claims Court, and for most steps in a proceeding, such as filing a motion, requesting a trial date, and taking steps to enforce a judgment. The number of steps in a proceeding varies from case to case.
Provincial traffic tickets and fines CANNOT be paid at the Small Claims Court, but can be paid at the Region of York provincial offenses office located at 50 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill. 905-762-2105 or 1-866-758-0750;
and the Old Tannery Mall office Suite 200, 465 Davis Dr, Newmarket 905-898-0425, 1-877-331-3309
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am -5:00 pm|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Persons with a hearing impairment and who need an interpreter, can make a request at the Small Claims Court office.|
|Languages||English ; French ; Interpretation from English or French to any other language must be arranged for, and paid by, the party who requires the interpretation. The interpreter must be accredited as being capable of performing that function. The court office will pay for ‘in-court’ interpretation in any language for individuals who qualify for fee waiver.|
|Subjects||Courts ; Small claims courts|