Friday, November 25, 2016

Increase in Ontario Civil Filing Fees

BY RACHEL SPENCE AND LARA FRIEDMAN

As of November 6, 2016, Ontario civil and small claims courts have increased their fees, the new amounts can be found here.

This will impact both legal professionals and Ontario citizens involved in legal battles as the amount to have any document issued or filed has increased anywhere between $10-$20, which naturally increases the cost of the process but also aligns with the consumer price index increases.

Examples of some of the changes in fees:

  • Small Claims Court Plaintiff's Claim issuance is moving from $75.00 to $95.00 (infrequent claimant); 
  • Small Claims Court Defence filing is moving from $40.00 to $50.00;
  • Superior Court of Justice Statement of Claim/Notice of Action issuance is moving from $181.00 to $220.00;
  • Superior Court of Justice Statement of Defence filing is moving from $181.00 to $220.00;
  • Superior Court of Justice Notice of Intent to Defend filing is moving from $144 to $175.00;
  • Superior Court of Justice filling of a Trial Record is moving from $337.00 to $405.00;

- Rachel Spence and Lara Friedman

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