Ottawa Courthouse

161 Elgin St., 2nd Fl. exterior

161 Elgin St., 2nd Fl.
Ottawa ON K2P 2K1


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French language:

This courthouse offers French Language Services at the counter. You may also file documents in French and request a bilingual jury.

At this location:

Superior court - Divisional: 613-239-1071

Superior court - Family: 613-239-1274

Superior court - Civil: 613-239-1054

Superior court - Criminal: 613-239-1153

Small Claims - Superior Court of Justice: 613-239-1079

Ontario court - Criminal: 613-239-1153

Ontario court - Youth Criminal: 613-239-1153

Crown general inquiry: 613-239-1200

Ontario Victims Services: 613-239-1229


As of Aug. 31, 2015, Elgin St. will be the only entry to the Ottawa Courthouse. Security screening equipment will be in use.

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If you have any questions about the accessibility features of this location, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator: 613-239-1041 / 613-239-1260 / 613-239-1048

Entrances and Exits

Is the main entrance barrier-free: Yes
Are the barrier-free entrances signed: Yes


Is there a barrier-free path of travel through the lobby: Yes


Buttons in braille: Yes


Handrails, both sides of all stairs and ramps: Yes

Floors and Hallways

All other floors accessible by ramp or elevator: Yes
All hallways barrier-free: Yes


Interior public doorways have a clear width: Yes

Barrier-Free Washrooms

Barrier-Free Washrooms: Yes

Public Pay Telephone

TTY phone identified by symbols: Yes

Information Desks

Is there an Information Desk: Yes
Location: Main
Is the Information Desk Staffed: Yes


Is there a section at a height that a person in a wheelchair or scooter can conduct business: Yes
Location: Criminal Counter
Located along accessible path of travel: Yes

Jury Room

Tables at height that a person in a wheelchair or scooter can use: Yes

Public Safety

Do building alert and alarm signals include audible and visual signals: Yes