Filing an application at the Small Claims Division (SJ-870E)
By accessing the form of an Application at the Small Claims Division, you must enter your first and last names, your e-mail address and a password in the spaces provided. You will receive an e-mail within a few minutes containing the link needed to access the form.
Click on the link to confirm your registration, and follow the instructions for accessing the form. The procedure is necessary for security reasons, given the confidential nature of the information you will provide.
It is important to remember that class actions, applications alleging defamation and applications based on the assignment of a claim cannot be heard by the Small Claims Division.
In addition, if your claim is connected to a residential lease, you must find out if the Régie du logementhas jurisdiction to deal with the case.
Information and documents included with the application
To file an application, you will need to provide:
- the name and address of each person or organization you wish to sue; the legally-valid contact information for an organization can be found on the website of the enterprise register;
- the amount claimed;
- the reasons for the application;
- key dates: facts, contract, formal notice, etc.;
- the names and addresses of your witnesses;
- any relevant documents you wish to file as evidence.
It is essential to keep photocopies of all your documents to use when appearing before the judge.
Time available to complete the form
Please note that you can take as long as you like to answer the questions on the form. You can also save the form and complete it later, and you can make changes at any time, even after the application has been filed at the court office. However, before saving the form you must have included the basic information: the type of application, the name of the plaintiff and the name of at least one defendant.
How to complete the form
To complete form of an application at the Small Claims Division, answer the questions, and new text boxes will appear.
You should read the instructions provided at each step in order to guide your choices, which will have consequences for the information included in your application.
Once you have finished, you can print out your application. If you are not satisfied with it, you can make the necessary changes.