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Small Claims Court, Ministry of the Attorney General

Deals with civil disputes of a monetary value of up to $25,000.

Record #: OCR1266 Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Comprised of both the Ontario Court of Justice offices and the Superior Court of Justice offices. 
Criminal Office: criminal offenses under federal and some provincial statutes * trial of persons under the age of 18 
Civil Court Office: cases related to motor vehicle accidents * mortgages * sales of goods and services * applications under provincial statutes related to landlords and tenants and construction liens 
Family Court Office: family matters * custody, access of children * child support * children in need of protection * adoptions and divorce * Family Law Information Center 
Small Claims Office: claims regarding money * damage and personal property disputes up to $25,000 
Divisional Court Office: appeals from final and interlocutory orders of a judge of the Superior Court of Justice * appeals from the Case Management Master * appeals from final orders of the Small Claims Court * appeals from the decisions of various tribunals and statutory decision makers 
Estates * probating and filing of wills for safekeeping
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; French
Fees Service
Service Categories Civil Division of Provincial/Territorial Court ; Court Filing Offices ; Criminal Division of Provincial/Territorial Court ; Document Deposit/Online Storage Services ; Family Division of Provincial/Territorial Court ; Provincial/Territorial Court Enforcement Officers ; Provincial/Territorial Superior Courts ; Youth Division of Provincial/Territorial Court
Waiting List Yes, length varies
Contact Information
Office Phone General Information 613-239-1560 * Civil Office 613-239-1054 * Family Office and Client Services 613-239-1274 * Small Claims Office 613-239-1079 * Estates 613-239-1024 * Divisional Court Office 613-239-1071 * Criminal Office 613-239-1153 * Bankruptcy Office 613-239-1320 * Lost and found 613-239-1000 * Enforcement/Sheriff 613-239-1050
Fax Small Claims Court 613-239-1028 * Civil Office 613-239-1075 * Court Support 613-239-1405 * Criminal Office 613-239-1171 * Family Office 613-239-1099 * Administration 613-239-1491
Primary Contact Info Desk; Phone: 613-239-1000
Alternate Contact Theresa Nigro, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 613-239-1490; Fax: 613-239-1491; Email:
Alternate Name Civic Office ; Divisional Court Office ; Sheriff ; Small Claims Court
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
161 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K2P 2K1
View Google Map
Intersection Elgin St and Laurier Ave W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters * pay parking lot
Other Details
Established Centralized court house on Elgin: 1986
Funding Provincial
Resources Website, varies according to service required
Accreditation No