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Administration of Justice Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 432/93

SMALL CLAIMS COURT — FEES AND ALLOWANCES

Consolidation Period: From September 1, 2012 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 248/12.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1.  (1)  The fees set out in Schedule 1 are payable to clerks of the Small Claims Court. O. Reg. 214/97, s. 1.

(2)  In this section and Schedule 1,

“claim” does not include a defendant’s claim; (“demande”)

“claimant” includes an individual, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated organization and a corporation. (“réclamant”) O. Reg. 214/97, s. 1; O. Reg. 488/98, s. 1 (1).

(3)  For the purposes of Schedule 1, a claimant who files a claim in a Small Claims Court office on or after January 1 in any calendar year and who has already filed 10 or more claims in the same office in that calendar year is a frequent claimant. O. Reg. 488/98, s. 1 (2).

(4)  For the purposes of Schedule 1, a claimant who is not a frequent claimant under subsection (3) is an infrequent claimant. O. Reg. 488/98, s. 1 (2).

2.  The fees and allowances set out in Schedule 2 are payable to bailiffs of the Small Claims Court. O. Reg. 432/93, s. 2.

3.  The fees and allowances set out in Schedule 3 are payable to witnesses appearing before the Small Claims Court. O. Reg. 432/93, s. 3.

4.  Omitted (revokes other Regulations). O. Reg. 432/93, s. 4.

5.  Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of the English version of this Regulation). O. Reg. 432/93, s. 5.

Schedule 1
CLERK’S FEES

1.

Filing of a claim by an infrequent claimant

$75.00

2.

Filing of a claim by a frequent claimant

145.00

3.

Filing of a defendant’s claim

75.00

4.

Filing a notice of motion served on another party, a notice of motion without notice or a notice of motion for a consent order (except a notice of motion under the Wages Act)

40.00

5.

Filing a defence

40.00

6.

Issuing a summons to a witness

19.00

7.

Receiving for enforcement a process from the Ontario Court of Justice or an order or judgment as provided by statute

25.00

8.

Issuing a certificate of judgment

19.00

9.

Issuing a writ of delivery, a writ of seizure and sale or a notice of examination

35.00

10.

Issuing a notice of garnishment

100.00

11.

Preparing and filing a consolidation order

75.00

12.

Forwarding a court file to Divisional Court for appeal

20.00

13.

Issuing a certified copy of a judgment or other document, per page

3.50

14.

Transmitting a document other than by mail

Cost of transmission

15.

For the inspection of a court file,

 
 

    i. by a solicitor or party in the proceeding

no charge

 

    ii. by a person who has entered into an agreement with the Attorney General for the bulk inspection of court files, per file

1.00

 

    iii. by any other person, per file

10.00

16.

Making a photocopy of a document not requiring certification, per page

1.00

17.

For a copy on compact disc (CD) of a digital recording of a court hearing in respect of a case, if such a recording exists and a copy is available:

 
 

    i. For a single day’s recording

22.00

 

    ii. For each additional day’s recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subitem i

10.50

18.

In an application under the Repair and Storage Liens Act,

 
 

    i. on the filing of,

 
 

    A. an application

100.00

 

    B. a notice of objection

35.00

 

    C. a waiver of further claim and a receipt

no charge

 

    ii. on the issuing of,

 
 

    A. an initial certificate

35.00

 

    B. a final certificate

35.00

 

    C. a writ of seizure

35.00

19.

Fixing of a date for a trial or an assessment hearing by an infrequent claimant

100.00

20.

Fixing of a date for a trial or an assessment hearing by a frequent claimant

130.00

21.

Entering of a default judgment by an infrequent claimant

35.00

22.

Entering of a default judgment by a frequent claimant

50.00

O. Reg. 214/97, s. 2; O. Reg. 488/98, s. 2; O. Reg. 17/00, s. 1; O. Reg. 11/05, s. 1; O. Reg. 271/05, s. 1; O. Reg. 363/06, s. 1; O. Reg. 248/12, s. 1.

Schedule 2
BAILIFF’S FEES

1.

Revoked: O. Reg. 363/06, s. 2.

2.

For each attempt, whether successful or not, to enforce a writ of delivery

36.00

3.

For each attempt, whether successful or not, to enforce a writ of seizure and sale of personal property,

 
 

    i. where no sale is necessary

36.00

 

    ii. where a sale is necessary

60.00

4.

For each attempt, whether successful or not, to enforce a writ of seizure under the Repair and Storage Liens Act

36.00

5.

Enforcing a writ of delivery or a writ of seizure and sale of personal property, removing property seized, advertising the sale of personal property, including obtaining assistance in seizing, securing or retaining property

Reasonable disbursements necessarily incurred, including appraisers’ fees

O. Reg. 11/05, s. 2; O. Reg. 363/06, s. 2.

Schedule 3
FEES AND ALLOWANCES TO WITNESSES

1.

For attendance in court, unless item 2 applies, per day

$6.00

2.

For attendance in court by a barrister, solicitor, physician, surgeon, engineer or veterinary surgeon who is not a party to the action, to give evidence of a professional service rendered or to give a professional opinion, per day

15.00

3.

For travel to court

Reasonable travelling expenses actually incurred, but not exceeding the kilometre allowance set out in Regulation 11 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990

O. Reg. 432/93, Sched. 3.

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