Richmond Hill Small Claims Court
855 Major Mackenzie Drive East
Richmond, Ontario L4B 4X7
8500 Leslie Street, Suite 395
Markham, Ontario L3T 7M8
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
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.
For more information about motions click here.
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: Complete an Affidavit for Enforcement Request (Form 20P).  Complete a Notice of Examination (Form 20H) except for the hearing date. Make three copies.  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.  Serve the Notice of Examination upon the Judgment Debtor.  After service is effective file an Affidavit of Service (Form 8A) with the Small Claims Court.
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