What kinds of claims are dealt with in Small Claims Court?
The Small Claims Court in Ontario can handle any action for the payment of money or the recovery of personal property where the amount claimed does not exceed $35,000, excluding interest and costs such as court fees. This includes the value of all goods that the plaintiff is asking for in total, no matter how many defendants there are. Refer to the “What is Small Claims Court?” guide for more information.
A claim can also be brought in Small Claims Court under the Parental Responsibility Act, 2000 against a parent of a child (under 18 years of age) in certain circumstances where a child takes, damages or destroys your property. Please refer to the Parental Responsibility Act, 2000 and “The Parental Responsibility Act – Recovering Losses in Small Claims Court” brochure for more information. This brochure is available at all Small Claims Courts and on the Ministry’s website at: ontario.ca/attorneygeneral.
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