Richmond Hill Small Claims Court

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court

Courtrooms Only

855 Major Mackenzie Drive East

Richmond, Ontario L4B 4X7

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court

Administration Office Only

8500 Leslie Street, Suite 395

Markham, Ontario L3T 7M8

Telephone 905-731-2664

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court Clerk

HOURS OF OPERATION: The administration office for the Richmond Hill Small Claims Court opens at 8:30am and closes promptly at 5:00pm.  If you are not served by 5:00pm you will need to come back another day.

JURISDICTION: Generally speaking, the Ontario Small Claims Court has jurisdiction to hear lawsuits that involve claims for money or the return of personal property for $25,000 or less.  Certain exceptions do apply.  Please note court staff cannot give you legal advice.

If you require legal advice you will need to contact a licensed paralegalor a lawyer.

Specific Hearing Types

Richmond Hill Small Claims Court Location

NOTE: Some operational practices do vary from court-to-court.  While we have done our best to detail such practices here we always recommend you contact the Richmond Hill Small Claims Court to confirm its exact procedures.  As always, the best way to ensure your legal rights and remedies are protected is to retain the services of a licensed paralegal or a lawyer.


MOTIONS: The practice for filing motions in most Ontario Small Claims Court’s is generally as follows:

[1] Complete a Notice of Motion and Supporting Affidavit (Form 15A) except for the hearing date.  Note: A court clerk, lawyer or paralegal can all commission a supporting affidavit.  You will need to make a copy for the court, yourself and however many other parties are going to be served with the motion.

[2] File it with the Small Claims Court and pay the corresponding $40 filing fee.  The Clerk of the Court will then provide a hearing date.

[3] Serve the Notice of Motion and Supporting Affidavit on the other party or parties.

[4] After service is effective file an Affidavit of Service with the court (Form 8A).

For more information about motions click here.


SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES: If a Defendant files a Defence then the Clerk of the Court will send a copy of same to the Plaintiff and then automatically schedule a Settlement Conference.  In most courts Settlement the copy of the Defence and the Notice of Settlement Conference are sent to the Plaintiff at the same time.

For more information about Settlement Conferences click here. 


TRIALS: If a matter does not get resolved at a Settlement Conference then either party may set it down for trial.  To do so, a party must complete a Request to Clerk (Form 9B) and choose the trial option.  The corresponding court fee for a trial is $100.

For more information about trials click here. 


DEBTOR’S EXAMINATIONS: The practice for filing a Notice of Examination in most Ontario Small Claims Court’s is generally as follows:

[1] Complete an Affidavit for Enforcement Request (Form 20P).

[2] Complete a Notice of Examination (Form 20H) except for the hearing date.  Make three copies.

[3] File it with the Small Claims Court and pay the corresponding fee of $35.  The Clerk of the Court will then provide a hearing date.

[4] Serve the Notice of Examination upon the Judgment Debtor.

[5] After service is effective file an Affidavit of Service (Form 8A) with the Small Claims Court.

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JUSTICE MATTERS: We are a paralegal firm that practices exclusively in the Ontario Small Claims Court.  Paralegals, like lawyers, are licensed through the Law Society of Upper Canada and we can represent you from start to finish in your Small Claims Court lawsuit.  Since there are no rehersals in a lawsuit you only get once chance to win.

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