News & Announcements

November 11, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Remembrance Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
November 6, 2016
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Increases to the court fees for the Small Claims Court come into effect today [see link here].
October 10, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Thanksgiving is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
October 6, 2016
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Increases to the court fees for the Small Claims Court are announced today which become effective November 6, 2016 [see link here].
October 1, 2016
INTEREST RATES:  For the fourth quarter of 2016 Courts of Justice Act pre-judgment interest remains the same at 0.8% and post-judgment interest remains the same at 2.0%.
September 5, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Labour Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
August 1, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Civic Holiday / Simcoe Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
July 1, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Canada Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday..
July 1, 2016
INTEREST RATES:  For the third quarter of 2016 Courts of Justice Act pre-judgment interest remains the same at 0.8% and post-judgment interest remains the same at 2.0%..
May 23, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Victoria Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
May 23, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Victoria Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
April 1, 2016
INTEREST RATES:  For the second quarter of 2016 Courts of Justice Act pre-judgment interest remains the same at 0.8% and post-judgment interest remains the same at 2.0%.
March 31, 2016
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Some minor changes to the Rules of the Small Claims Court come into effect today. Click here for details.
March 28, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Easter Monday is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
March 25, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Good Friday is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
February 25, 2016
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Some minor changes to the Rules of the Small Claims Court were announced today.  They come into effect on March 31, 2016.  Click here for details.
February 15, 2016
HOLIDAY:  Family Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
January 1, 2016
INTEREST RATES:  For the first quarter of 2016 pre-judgment interest is reduced to 0.8% and post-judgment interest remains the same at 2.0%.
January 1, 2016
HOLIDAY:  New Year’s Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.

 

2015 News & Announcments

December 26, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Boxing Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
December 25, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Christmas is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
November 11, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Remembrance Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
October 12, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Thanksgiving Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
October 1, 2015
INTEREST RATES:  For the fourth quarter of 2015 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.0% and post-judgment interest remains at 2.0%.
September 7, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Labour Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
September 1, 2015
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  As of today, a new Plaintiff’s Claim form (Form 7A) comes into use.
August 3, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Civic Holiday / Simcoe Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on the holiday then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
July 1, 2015
INTEREST RATES:  For the third quarter of 2015 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.0% and post-judgment interest remains at 2.0%.
July 1, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Canada Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  If a court deadline falls on Canada Day then it is carried over to the next day that is not a holiday.
May 21, 2015
COURTS OF JUSTICE ACT:  Remuneration for Ontario’s Small Claims Court deputy judges is increased.
May 18, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Victoria Day is a holiday under the Small Claims Court Rules and courts are closed.  Any deadline that lands on a this or any other holiday carries over to the next day that is not a holiday.
April 17, 2015
STATUTORY LAW:  The Ontario government has made changes and improvements to the e-laws website.
April 6, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Easter Monday is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).
April 3, 2015
HOLIDAY:  Good Friday is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).
March 2, 2015
INTEREST RATES:  For the second quarter of 2015 pre-judgment interest has been reduced to 1.0% and post-judgment interest has been reduced to 2.0%.

February 16, 2015

HOLIDAY:  Family Day is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

January 5, 2015

COURTHOUSE:  From Monday, January 5 to Friday, January 16, 2015 the Renfrew Courthouse Ontario Court of Justice will be closed due to repairs.

January 5, 2015

COURTHOUSE:  The Attorney General announced the province will be expanding the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton, building additional space to respond to the growing needs of the community.  The new six-storey addition is targeted for completion in December 2017.

January 1, 2015

INTEREST RATES:  For the first quarter of 2015 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.3% and post-judgment interest remains at 3.0%.

January 1, 2015

HOLIDAY:  New Year’s Day is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

2014 News & Announcments

December 26, 2014

HOLIDAY:   Box Day is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

December 25, 2014

HOLIDAY:  Christmas Day is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

November 11, 2014

HOLIDAY:  Remembrance Day is a holiday under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

October 13, 2014

HOLIDAY:  Thanksgiving is a holiday under the Rules of the court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

October 1, 2014

INTEREST RATES:  For the fourth quarter of 2014 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.3% and post-judgment interest remains at 3.0%.

September 1, 2014

HOLIDAY:  Labour Day is a holiday under the Rules of the court.  Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).

August 4, 2014

HOLIDAY:  The Civic Holiday is a holiday under the Rules of the court.

July 18, 2014

RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  As of today, all court forms, whether having been changed or not, must be from the latest version of the forms (see date at the bottom left hand corner of the form – it must read January 23, 2014 or else it will be rejected by court staff).

July 1, 2014

RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Changes announced March 4, 2014 come into effect today.

July 1, 2014 

INTEREST RATES:  For the third quarter of 2014 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.3% and post-judgment interest remains at 3.0%.

July 1, 2014 

HOLIDAY:  Courts will be closed July 1, Canada Day, which is recognized as a Holiday under Rule 1.02.

May 19, 2014 

HOLIDAY:  Courts will be closed Victoria Day, which is recognized as a Holiday under Rule 1.02.

May 10, 2014 

COURTHOUSE: The Napanee Courthouse located at 41 Dundas St. W., Napanee is temporarily closed due to fire damage. All court matters will proceed at 97 Thomas St. E., Napanee.  A temporary filing location has been established at 140 Industrial Ave #6 Napanee.

May 1, 2014 

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT: The fees for obtaining Small Claims Court transcripts are changed to $4.30 per page for the first certified copy and $0.55 for each subsequent copy.

April 23, 2014 

COURTHOUSE:  The new Thunder Bay Courthouse opened today replacing several separate locations throughout the city.  The Thunder Bay Small Claims Court will be housed in this new facility located 125 Brodie Street North.

April 1, 2014 

INTEREST RATES:  For the second quarter of 2014 pre-judgment interest remains at 1.3% and post-judgment interest remains at 3.0%.

March 18, 2014

COURTHOUSE:  The new Elgin County Courthouse in St. Thomas, Ontario opened today replacing several separate locations throughout the city.  The St. Thomas Small Claims Court will be housed in this new facility located 4 Wellington Street adjacent to the historic Elgin County Courthouse.

March 4, 2014

RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT:  Changes coming July 2014.  These include the re-introduction of e-filing, changes to the definition of “representative,” requiring Defendant’s to now serve Defences, more exacting rules regarding dismissals, utilizing the Rules of Civil Procedure with respect to Small Claims Court Writ’s of Seizure and Sale of Lands.  Changes are also coming to the following forms: Plaintiff’s Claim, Defence and Defendant’s Claim.

January 1, 2014 

INTEREST RATES:  For the first quarter of 2014 pre-judgment interest has been set at 1.3% and post-judgment interest has been set at 3.0%.