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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: 12 Sep 2019
Alternate Name Civic Office ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
161 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K2P 2K1
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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
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
Other Details
Established Centralized court house on Elgin: 1986
Funding Provincial
Resources Website, varies according to service required
Accreditation No