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UPDATE: Changes to the Small Claims Court Rules and Form in effect September 1, 2015

On September 1, 2015, amendments to small claims court rules and form come into effect. These amendments relate to:

  • dismissal by Clerk
  • change to the Plaintiff’s Claim form

UPDATE: Information on the Estate Administration Tax

Anyone who applies for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee on or after January 1, 2015 is required to file an Estate Information Return with the Ministry of Finance. This does not apply to applications for Certificate of Appointment as Succeeding Estate Trustee or Certificate of Estate Trustee during Litigation. Learn more

This Estate Information Return must be received by the Ministry of Finance within 90 calendar days after the Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee has been issued. Mail the completed return to the Ministry of Finance at the address indicated on the return. Do not file the Estate Information Return with the court.

Visit for information on the Estate Administration Tax, Questions and Answers or to download the Ministry of Finance Estate Information Return and its accompanying guide.

UPDATE: Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure and Forms in effect January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, amendments to civil court rules and forms come into effect. These amendments relate to:

  • service by e-mail, electronic document exchange and fax
  • dismissal of action for delay by the Registrar
  • pre-trial and case conferences
  • motions for leave to appeal to Divisional Court
  • changes to three regulated forms.

Court Services Division manages more than 250 court offices in communities across the province. These offices provide an essential public service. Court staff schedule court cases, maintain court records and files, collect fines and fees, enforce civil orders, provide justice information to the public, and facilitate the delivery of other justice services, including civil and family mediation programs, victims' services and legal aid services.

Court Services also provides administrative and courtroom support to all judicial officers in the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Court staff manage the jury system and provide the courtroom clerks, court reporters, registrars and court interpreters required for court proceedings.

Court Information

Small Claims Court

Civil Cases

Divisional Court

Jury Duty

Policies and Procedures

Court Fees

Family Court

Commissioner for Taking Affidavits and Non-Lawyer Notary Public Appointments


Mandatory Mediation

Civil Case Management


Court Interpretation Services in Ontario

Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee