Ministry of Justice

Small Claims

It is a court of law, but its rules and procedures are designed to make it as easy as possible for people to resolve their disputes.  The court process is also intended to be less expensive and less demanding than other courts, such as the Supreme Court. 

Small claims court users are encouraged to settle their claims by agreement. If necessary, there will be a trial and a judge or a justice of the peace will decide the claim. 

In this section, you will find information on small claims court processes and fees, links to legislation and other helpful resources and small claims court forms.